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New York Critics Name “United 93” Best Film; Scorsese Named Best Director

New York Critics Name "United 93" Best Film; Scorsese Named Best Director

The New York Film Critics Circle completed its voting for its 2006 awards with Best Picture going to Paul Greengrass‘s “United 93,” while Martin Scorsese picked up the Best Director nod for “The Departed.” Forest Whitaker received Best Actor from the group for “The Last King of Scotland,” while Dame Helen Mirren was named Best Actress for her role in “The Queen.” Best foreign film went to “Army of Shadows,” while Best Non-fiction film went to “Deliver Us From Evil,” and Best Screenplay went to Peter Morgan for “The Queen.” Jackie Earle Haley received the Best Supporting Actor nod for “Little Children,” while Jennifer Hudson took the Best Supporting Actress nod for her work in “Dreamgirls.” Guillermo Navarro was named Best Cinematographer for “Pan’s Labyrinth,” and “Happy Feet” was given Best Animated Film. Finally, Ryan Fleck won the Best First Film award for his debut, “Half Nelson.” [Brian Brooks]

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