Posted: 01/27/2007

 

The Film Monthly Critics’ Poll 2006

by Film Monthly Staff



The New York Times, The National Tattler, TV Guide, IMDB, The Bass Fishing Journal. We figured, every other publication on the planet does one; why shouldn’t we? So here are our critics’ picks for films, actors, and filmmakers of the year.


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BEST PICTURE


The Departed

Runner Up: Children of Men

BEST DIRECTOR


Martin Scorsese, The Departed

Runner Up: Alfonso Cuarón, Children of Men

BEST ACTOR


Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed

Runner Up: Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson

BEST ACTRESS


Penelope Cruz, Volver

Runner Up: (tie) Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal and Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR


Mark Wahlberg, The Departed

Runner Up: Robert Downey, Jr., A Scanner Darkly

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS


Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls

Runner Up: Carmen Maura, Volver

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY


(tie) Pedro Almodóvar, Volver and Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine

Runner Up: Guillermo Arriaga, Babel

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY


William Monahan, The Departed

Runner Up: Jason Reitman, Thank You for Smoking

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY


Emmanuel Lubezki, Children of Men

Runner Up: Tom Stern, Flags of Our Fathers

BEST MUSICAL SCORE


Javier Navarrete, Pan’s Labyrinth

Runner Up: Clint Mansell, The Fountain

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE


Pan’s Labyrinth

Runner Up: Volver

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE


An Inconvenient Truth

Runner Up: Unknown White Male

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE


Cars

Runner Up: (tie) Monster House and A Scanner Darkly

BEST FIRST FEATURE


Brick, Rian Johnson

Runner Up: Little Miss Sunshine, Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris



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