Well Clint Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers may have been a bad movie, but it looks like his follow-up Letters from Iwo Jima is pulling another Million Dollar Baby as it has snuck up at the end of the year and already nabbed its second top prize as well as being mentioned in the AFI’s top ten of 2006.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association made mention of its top film, directing and acting credits for the year and Iwo Jima took the top spot with Miramax’s The Queen coming in second with Paul Greengrass taking directorial honors for United 93. Finally, can this Sacha Baron Cohen Best Actor thing be for real? Can he have a shot at an Oscar nom?
Take a look at the complete list below.
2006 Los Angeles Critics Association winners:
Picture: “Letters From Iwo Jima”
Director: Paul Greengrass, “United 93”
Actor: Sacha Baron Cohen, “Borat” and Forest Whitaker, “The Last King of Scotland” (tie) (no runner-up)
Actress: Helen Mirren, “The Queen”
Supporting actor: Michael Sheen, “The Queen”
Supporting actress: Luminita Gheorghiu, “The Death of Mr. Lazarescu”
Screenplay: Peter Morgan, “The Queen”
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, “Children of Men”
Production design: Eugenio Caballero, “Pan’s Labyrinth”
Music: Alexandre Desplat, “The Queen” and “The Painted Veil”
Foreign-language film: “The Lives of Others”
Documentary/non-fiction film: “An Inconvenient Truth”
Animation: “Happy Feet”
Douglas Edwards experimental/independent film/video award: “Old Joy” (Kelly Reichardt) and “In Between Days” (So Yong Kim)
New generation award: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris (directors) and Michael Arndt (screenwriter), “Little Miss Sunshine”
Career achievement award (previously announced): Robert Mulligan