By Indiewire | Indiewire January 9, 2007 at 4:27AM
"United 93," a tense drama set aboard one of four airliners seized by the September 11 hijackers, gathered more pre-Oscar momentum on Monday as it was named last year's best film by online critics. The Online Film Critics Society, an international association of Internet-based cinema journalists, also named Martin Scorsese as the best director of 2006 for his work on crime drama "The Departed." The society's top acting awards went to Forest Whitaker for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland" and to Helen Mirren for her role as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen." Steve Gorman reports.