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December 2005
Film Critics Awards



"Brokeback Mountain" was voted Best Picture of the Year, it was announced by Henry Sheehan, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). The runner up was "A History of Violence."

LAFCA's 31st annual achievement awards ceremony will be held Tuesday,
January 17 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Los Angeles. www.lafca.netOther award winners are:
DIRECTOR: Ang Lee, "Brokeback Mountain"
Runner-up: David Cronenberg, "A History of Violence"
ACTRESS: Vera Farmiga, "Down to the Bone"
Runner-up: Judi Dench, "Mrs. Henderson Presents"
ACTOR: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, "Capote"
Runner-up: Heath Ledger, "Brokeback Mountain"
SCREENPLAY: Tie - "Capote" by Dan Futterman and "The Squid and the Whale" by Noah Baumbach
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Catherine Keener, "Capote", "Ballad of Jack and Rose", "The 40 Year Old Virgin" and "The Interpreter"Runner-up: Amy Adams, "Junebug"
SUPPORTING ACTOR: William Hurt, "A History of Violence"
Runner-up: Frank Langella, "Good Night, And Good Luck."
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "Cache" directed by Michael Haneke
Runner-up: "2046" directed by Wong Kar-Wai
DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM: "Grizzly Man" directed by Werner Herzog
Runner-up: "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" directed by Alex Gibney
PRODUCTION DESIGN: William Chang, "2046"
Runner-up: Jim Bissell, "Good Night, And Good Luck."
ANIMATION: "Wallace & G! romit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit"
MUSIC/SCORE: Joe Hisaishi, Youmi Kimura, "Howl’s Moving Castle"
Runner-up: Ryuichiu Sakamoto, "Tony Takitani "
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Elswit, "Good Night, And Good Luck"
Runner-up: Christopher Doyle, "2046"
NEW GENERATION: Terrence Howard
SPECIAL CITATIONS: Film critic Kevin Thomas for his contributions to film culture in Los Angeles.

New York Film Critics Online Award 'Squid'
The 2005 NYFCO (New York Film Critics Online) Awards
Awards Meeting held at Mo Pitkin's Resturant in the East VillagePicture - The Squid and the Whale
Actor - Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)
Actress - Keira Knightley (Pride and Prejudice)
Director - Fernando Meirelles (Constant Gardener)
Supporting Actor - Oliver Platt (Casanova)
Supporting Actress - Amy Adams (Junebug)
Breakthrough Performer - Terrence Howard (Hustle and Flow, Crash, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Four Brothers)
Debut Director - Paul Haggis (Crash)
Screenplay - Paul Haggis (Crash)
Documentary - Grizzly Man
Foreign Language - Downfall
Animated - Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Cinematography - March of the PenguinsTop 9:
The Best of Youth (Miramax)
Brokeback Mountain (Focus)
Capote (Sony Classics)
The Constant Gardener (Focus)
Crash (Lions Gate)
Good Night, and Good Luck. (Warner Independent)
Munich (Universal/DreamWorks)
The Squid and the Whale (Samuel Goldwyn)
Syriana (Warner Bros.)



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