Walk The Line, the new biopic of the early career of Johnny Cash, has earned itself five Oscar nominations for the forthcoming 78th Annual Academy Awards.
The much-hyped Brokeback Mountain, directed by Ang Lee, earned itself the most nominations with eight, including Best Picture. Walk The Line missed out on the top category, despite taking over $100 million so far in the US, along with Peter Jackson's King Kong. Joaquin Phoenix, who plays Cash in the movie, is up for Best Actor, and his opposite lady, Reece Witherspoon as June Carter, is in the running for Best Actress.
Of course, the movie overlooks a great many details in its account of Cash's career 'til his 1968 Folsome Prison gig (not least of all that he played at a number of other prisons prior to Folsome), but has nevertheless been acclaimed by everyone from the broadsheets to the BBC's Jonathan Ross.
The Oscars take place on March 5th.