Sunday, December 10, 2006

LA Critics Write Love "Letters"

The LA Film Critics Association announced "Letters From Iwo Jima" is the best film of the year, echoing the choice of the National Board of Review. Most people I know haven't even seen the film yet. Runnerup was "The Queen," which seems an odd choice for the LA critics. (It's British and very mainstream, I thought, and more likely to triumph at the Golden Globes and Oscars than w critics. But what do I know?) I got the email announcement just before 6 p.m. and Hollywood Reporter has the full story.

BEST PICTURE -- Letters From Iwo Jima (runnerup The Queen)
BEST DIRECTOR -- Paul Greengrass for United 93 (runnerup Clint Eastwood)
BEST ACTRESS -- Helen Mirren for The Queen (runnerup Penelope Cruz for Volver)
BEST ACTOR -- tie: Sacha Baran-Cohen for Borat and Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland
BEST SCREENPLAY -- The Queen by Peter Morgan (runnerup Little Miss Sunshine by Michael Arndt
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS -- Luminita Gheorgiu for The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu (runnerup Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR -- Michael Sheen for The Queen (runnerup Sergi Lopez for Pan's Labyrinth
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM -- The Lives of Others (runnerup Volver)
BEST DOCUMENTARY -- An Inconvenient Truth (runnerup Darwin's Nightmare)
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN -- Pan's Labyrinth (runnerup Children Of Men)
BEST ANIMATION -- Happy Feet (runnerup Cars)
BEST MUSIC -- Alexandre Desplat for The Queen and The Painted Veil (runnerup Thomas Newman for The Good German and Little Children)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY -- Children of Men (runnerup Flags of Our Fathers/Letters From Iwo Jima)

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