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2005 18th Chicago Film Critics Awards

Best Picture
* Crash
Brokeback Mountain
Good Night, and Good Luck
A History of Violence
King Kong

Best Foreign Language Film
* Cache
Kung Fu Hustle

Best Director
* David Cronenberg, A History of Violence
George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck
Peter Jackson, King Kong
Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Steven Spielberg, Munich

Best Screenplay
* Crash by Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco
Brokeback Mountain by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana
Capote by Dan Futterman
Good Night, and Good Luck by George Clooney & Grant Heslov
A History of Violence by Josh Olson

Best Actor
* Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote
Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow
Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line
David Strathairn - Good Night, and Good Luck

Best Actress
* Joan Allen - The Upside of Anger
Felicity Huffman - Transamerica
Keira Knightley - Pride & Prejudice
Naomi Watts - King Kong
Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line

Best Supporting Actor
* Mickey Rourke - Sin City
Matt Dillon - Crash
Terrence Howard - Crash
Paul Giamatti - Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal - Brokeback Mountain
Donald Sutherland - Pride & Prejudice

Best Supporting Actor
* Maria Bello - A History of Violence
Amy Adams - Junebug
Scarlett Johansson - Match Point
Catherine Keener - Capote
Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener
Michelle Williams - Brokeback Mountain

Best Original Score
* Brokeback Mountain - Gustavo Santaolalla
Batman Begins - Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Danny Elfman
King Kong - James Newton Howard
Memoirs of a Geisha - John Williams

Best Cinematography
* Brokeback Mountain - Rodrigo Prieto
Good Night, and Good Luck - Robert Elswit
King Kong - Andrew Lesnie
Munich - Janusz Kaminski
The New World - Emmanuel Lubezki
Pride & Prejudice - Roman Osin

Best Documentary
* Grizzly Man
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Mad Hot Ballroom
March of the Penguins

Most Promising Performer
* Miranda July - Me and You and Everyone We Know
Chris "Ludacris" Bridges - Crash and Hustle & Flow
Georgie Henley - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Q’Orianka Kilcher - The New World
Owen Kline - The Squid and the Whale

Most Promising Director
* Bennett Miller - Capote
Craig Brewer - Hustle & Flow
Miranda July - Me and You and Everyone We Know
Phil Morrison - Junebug
Joe Wright - Pride & Prejudice