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Dallas and Las Vegas Critics Awards announced

The Critics Awards for both Dallas and Las Vegas have been awarded and they're backing up the growing idea that there might be a bit of a split at the Oscars over Best Picture. United 93 (Filmstalker review) or The Departed? So far the critics seem to be going both ways.

Ermmm...please excuse that comment and there's no offense meant to the critics themselves! Dear me, I didn't realise the hidden meaning until after I wrote that...but I'll leave it because it's funny!

Josh over at Cinema Blend has both announcements, and over the page you can see the complete rundown of awards for both cities of critics...

Best Film: United 93
Best Actor: Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland
Best Actress: Helen Mirren, The Queen
Best Supporting Actor: Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children
Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
Best Director: Martin Scorsese: The Departed
Best Foreign Language Film: Letters from Iwo Jima
Best Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth
Best Animated Film: Happy Feet
Best Cinematography: Apocalypto
Russell Smith Award (best low budget/indie film): Half Nelson

Las Vegas:
Best picture: The Departed
Actor: Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland
Actress: Helen Mirren, The Queen
Supporting actor: Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond
Supporting actress: Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Director: Martin Scorsese, The Departed
Screenplay (Original or Adapted): Jason Reitman, Thank You For Smoking
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Children of Men
Film editing: Thelma Schoonmaker, The Departed
Score: Thomas Newman, The Good German
Song: Ordinary Miracle, David Stewart and Glen Ballard, Charlotte's Web, performed by Sarah McLachlan
Family film: Charlotte's Web
Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth
Animated film: Monster House
Foreign film: Pan's Labyrinth
Costume design: Marie Antoinette
Art direction: Marie Antoinette
Best Visual Effects: XMen- The Last Stand
Youth In Film: Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine
DVD (Packaging, Design and Content): Superman Ultimate Collectors Edition (Warner Home Entertainment)
William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award: Peter O'Toole

Well, well. It does look like there's going to be a run for the Best Film, and I think the Supporting Actor/Actress awards are going to be looking interesting come Oscar time, but Actor, Actress and Director I think will be pretty well sewn up don't you?



I really and truly hope Martin Scorsese FINALLY gets his long overdue Oscar. For me, The Departed is hands down the best movie of the year.

I haven't seen The Last King of Scotland yet but I would love to see DiCaprio win Best Actor. Despite never being a huge fan, he blew me out of the theatre in The Departed.

I'm quite surprised Nicholson hasn't picked up many Best Supporting Actor awards too...

I second spidey here, Marty should win it this year. Same too for DiCaprio.



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