Chicago Film Critics Association
2006

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2006 19th Chicago Film Critics Awards

BEST PICTURE
* The Departed
Babel
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen
United 93

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM:
* Letters From Iwo Jima
Apocalypto
Pan’s Labyrinth
Tsotsi
Volver

BEST DIRECTOR
* Martin Scorsese for The Departed
Clint Eastwood for Letters From Iwo Jima
Stephen Frears for The Queen
Paul Greengrass for United 93
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for Babel

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
* The Queen — Peter Morgan
Babel — Guillermo Arriaga
Letters From Iwo Jima — Iris Yamashita
Little Miss Sunshine — Michael Arndt
United 93 — Paul Greengrass

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
* The Departed — William Monahan
Little Children — Todd Field & Tom Perrotta
Notes On A Scandal — Patrick Marber
A Prairie Home Companion — Garrison Keillor
Thank You For Smoking — Jason Reitman

BEST ACTOR
* Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Departed
Ryan Gosling for Half-Nelson
Peter O ’ Toole for Venus
Will Smith for The Pursuit of Happyness

BEST ACTRESS
* Helen Mirren for The Queen
Penelope Cruz for Volver
Judi Dench for Notes on a Scandal
Maggie Gyllenhaal for Sherrybaby
Meryl Streep for The Devil Wears Prada
Kate Winslet for Little Children

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
* Jackie Earle Haley for Little Children
Ben Affleck for Hollywoodland
Eddie Murphy for Dreamgirls
Jack Nicholson for The Departed
Brad Pitt for Babel
Michael Sheen for The Queen

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
* Rinko Kikuchi for Babel
Adriana Barraza for Babel
Cate Blanchett for Notes On a Scandal
Abigail Breslin for Little Miss Sunshine
Toni Collette for Little Miss Sunshine
Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
* The Fountain — Clint Mansell
Babel — Gustavo Santaolalla
Letters From Iwo Jima — Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens
Notes On a Scandal — Philip Glass
The Queen — Alexandre Desplat

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
* Children of Men — Emmanuel Lubezki
Babel — Rodrigo Prieto
The Departed — Michael Ballhaus
The Fountain — Matthew Libatique
Letters From Iwo Jima — Tom Stern

BEST DOCUMENTARY
* An Inconvenient Truth
Deliver Us From Evil
Jesus Camp
Shut Up and Sing
Wordplay

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER
* Sacha Baron Cohen for Borat and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Ivana Baquero for Pan’s Labyrinth
Shareeka Epps for Half-Nelson
Rinko Kikuchi for Babel
Keke Palmer for Akeelah and the Bee

MOST PROMISING DIRECTOR
* Rian Johnson for Brick
Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris for Little Miss Sunshine
Gil Kenan for Monster House
Jason Reitman for Thank You For Smoking
James McTeigue for V For Vendetta




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