The Boston Film Critics pick The Departed. (Runner-up: United 93)

My favorite Boston picks:
Best Actress – Helen Mirren, The Queen (Runner-up: Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal)
Best Supporting Actor – Mark Wahlberg, The Departed
Best Supporting Actress – Shareeka Epps, Half Nelson
Best Foreign Language Film- Pan’s Labyrinth

Washington DC Area Film Critics pick United 93.

My favorite DC picks:
Best Film – United 93
Best Actress – Helen Mirren, The Queen
Best Foreign Film Pan’s Labrynth

The New York Film Critics Online pick The Queen.

My favorite NY Online picks:
Best Actress – HELEN MIRREN, The Queen
Foreign Language Picture – PAN’S LABYRINTH
And…
Humanitarian Award – DEEPA MEHTA (Water) for taking risks to create films about
the difficulties of social change in India especially as it affects
women.

And get this… their “top ten” list includes Inland Empire AND The Fountain. Wow.

The Los Angeles Film Critics pick Letters from Iwo Jima.

My favorite LA picks:
Director: Paul Greengrass, “United 93”
Actor: Sacha Baron Cohen, “Borat” (he tied with Forest Whitaker, “The Last King of Scotland”, but it’s great to see an improv comedian get the nod)
Actress: Helen Mirren, “The Queen”
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, “Children of Men” (Yes, yes!!!)
Production design: Eugenio Caballero, “Pan’s Labyrinth” (Amen!)

Sight and Sound celebrates this list of ten:
1 Hidden (Cache) (Michael Haneke)
2 Volver (Pedro Almodóvar)
3-6 (tie) The Departed (Martin Scorsese), The Queen (Stephen Frears), Red Road (Andrea Arnold), The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Tommy Lee Jones)
7-10 (tie) Climates (Nuri Bilge Ceylan), The New World (Terrence Malick), United 93 (Paul Greengrass), Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro)

(Aha, my “New World complex” is kicking in: Hooray! somebody acknowledged The New World as a great film of 2006!)

New York Magazine has a colorful series of reflections on the year, in which they call The Queen the “year’s best movie.”

And then there’s the AFI, with a strange collection…

Have you heard of The Alliance of Women Journalists? Well here they are… and they give out awards. Lots of them!

The Broadcast Film Critics have turned in their nominations.

The New York Film Critics have picked United 93.

 

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