'Crash' draws six noms; Howard earns three

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Brokeback Mountain” staked an early place on year-end critics’ lists, leading the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. nominations with eight nominations, including picture, director, actor, supporting actor, composer, writer and song.

“Crash” drew six noms: picture, director, acting ensemble, writer and supporting actor mentions for both Matt Dillon and Terrence Howard. Howard also received two other noms, actor and song for “Hustle & Flow.”

The BFCA will honor George Clooney with the Freedom Award for his film “Good Night, and Good Luck.” Prize pays tribute to actors who share values of freedom, tolerance and democracy in their work. Clooney is ©©also recognized with Critics’ Choice nods for supporting actor for “Syriana” and director and co-writer for “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

Dennis Miller will host the Critics’ Choice Awards gala Jan. 9 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, and the WB will telecast the ceremony live at 8 p.m. ET.

And the nominees are…

PICTURE
Brokeback Mountain
Capote
Cinderella Man
The Constant Gardener
Crash
Good Night, and Good Luck
King Kong
Memoirs of a Geisha
Munich
Walk the Line

ACTOR
Russell Crowe, Cinderella Man
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line
David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck

ACTRESS
Joan Allen, The Upside of Anger
Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice
Charlize Theron, North Country
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

SUPPORTING ACTOR
George Clooney, Syriana
Kevin Costner, The Upside of Anger
Matt Dillon, Crash
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
Terrence Howard, Crash

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, Junebug
Maria Bello, A History of Violence
Catherine Keener, Capote
Frances McDormand, North Country
Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain

ACTING ENSEMBLE
Crash
Good Night, and Good Luck
Rent
Syriana
Sin City

DIRECTOR
George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck
Paul Haggis, Crash
Ron Howard, Cinderella Man
Peter Jackson, King Kong
Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Steven Spielberg, Munich

WRITER
Noah Baumbach, The Squid and the Whale
George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Good Night, and Good Luck
Dan Futterman, Capote
Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, Crash
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, Brokeback Mountain

ANIMATED FEATURE
Chicken Little
Corpse Bride
Howl’s Moving Castle
Madagascar
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

YOUNG ACTOR
Jesse Eisenberg, The Squid and the Whale
Alex Etel, Millions
Freddie Highmore, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Owen Kline, The Squid and the Whale
Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire

YOUNG ACTRESS
Flora Cross, Bee Season
Dakota Fanning, War of the Worlds
Georgie Henley, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Q’Orianka Kilcher, The New World
Emily Watson, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

COMEDY MOVIE
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Mrs. Henderson Presents
The Producers
The Wedding Crashers

FAMILY FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Dreamer
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Into the West
No Direction Home
Rome
Warm Springs

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Cache
Kung Fu Hustle
Oldboy
Paradise Now
2046

SONG
“Hustle & Flow,” Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow
“A Love That Will Never Grow Old,” Emmylou Harris, Brokeback Mountain
“Same in Any Language,” I Nine, Elizabethtown
“Seasons of Love,” Tracie Thoms, Jesse L. Martin and cast, Rent
“Travelin’ Thru,” Dolly Parton, Transamerica

SOUNDTRACK
Elizabethtown
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Producers
Rent
Walk the Line

COMPOSER
James Horner, The New World
Gustavo Santaolalla, Brokeback Mountain
John Williams, Memoirs of a Geisha
Nancy Wilson, Elizabethtown

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Enron — The Smartest Guys in the Room
Grizzly Man
Mad Hot Ballroom
March of the Penguins
Murderball

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