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'United 93' Tops Phoenix Critics

The 2006 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards were announced on Dec. 19, 2006.

Best Film: United 93 directed by Paul Greengrass.

Runners-up (in alphabetical order):
Children of Men.
The Departed.
The Last King of Scotland.
Letters from Iwo Jima.
Little Miss Sunshine.
The Queen.

Best Foreign-Language Film: Letters from Iwo Jima directed by Clint Eastwood.

Best Director: Martin Scorsese, The Departed.

Best Actor: Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland.

Best Actress: Helen Mirren, The Queen.

Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson, The Departed.

Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal.

Best Original Screenplay: Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine.

Best Adapted Screenplay: William Monahan, The Departed.

Best Ensemble Acting: Little Miss Sunshine.

Best Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth directed by Davis Guggenheim.

Best Animated Film: Flushed Away directed by David Bowers and Sam Fell.

Best Cinematography: Dean Semler, Apocalypto.

Best Editing: Thelma Schoonmaker, The Departed.

Best Production Design: K. Barrett, Marie Antoinette.

Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero, Marie Antoinette.

Best Visual Effects: Superman Returns.

Breakthrough Performance - On-Screen: Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls.

Breakout Performance of the Year - Behind the Camera: Emilio Estevez, Bobby.

Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Male: Jaden Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness.

Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Female: Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine.

Best Live-Action Family Film: Charlotte's Web directed by Gary Winick.

Overlooked Film of the Year: Hard Candy directed by David Slade.

Best Stunts: Casino Royale.

Best Use of Previously Published or Recorded Music: Dreamgirls.


The Phoenix Film Critics Society is composed of 30 Arizona film critics.

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