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AP: Southeast critics: "Departed" best film

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire December 22, 2006 at 5:47AM

"The Departed" and its director, Martin Scorsese, won top honors from the Southeastern Film Critics Association. Roles as rulers brought the best actor award to Forest Whitaker, who portrays Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland," and the best actress award to Helen Mirren, who plays Elizabeth II in "The Queen." "An Inconvenient Truth," the global-warming documentary featuring Al Gore, won best documentary. There were 47 film critics from nine states who cast ballots for the 15th annual awards released Tuesday. AP reports.
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"The Departed" and its director, Martin Scorsese, won top honors from the Southeastern Film Critics Association. Roles as rulers brought the best actor award to Forest Whitaker, who portrays Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland," and the best actress award to Helen Mirren, who plays Elizabeth II in "The Queen." "An Inconvenient Truth," the global-warming documentary featuring Al Gore, won best documentary. There were 47 film critics from nine states who cast ballots for the 15th annual awards released Tuesday. AP reports.