Brokeback Mountain and CAPOTE have both won key nominations for the Gotham Awards, which are considered a sound indicator for next year's (06) Oscar contenders.

The gay cowboy romance and the biopic of Truman Capote were yesterday (25OCT05) tipped for Best Picture by the Independent Film Project, alongside David Cronenberg's A History of Violence and lower-budget offerings Keane and YOU AND ME AND EVERYONE WE KNOW.

Brokeback Mountain, charting an uneasy romance between actors Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, also received a nomination for best ensemble cast alongside CRASH and GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.

The prestigious award ceremony takes place on 30 November (05).