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Chi crix admire ‘Beauty’

Swank, Sevigny, Cruise receive acting nods

CHICAGO — “American Beauty” won the best-picture award from the Chicago Film Critics, while the pic’s helmer Sam Mendes and actor Kevin Spacey also won in their categories. The film’s Wes Bentley won for most promising actor.

In the kudos presented Monday, “Boys Don’t Cry” was also a multiple winner, with Hilary Swank as best actress and Chloe Sevigny as supporting actress.

Supporting actor was Tom Cruise (“Magnolia”), and “All About My Mother,” directed by Spain’s Pedro Almodovar, was tapped best foreign-language film.

The screenplay award went to Charlie Kaufman for “Being John Malkovich”; the cinematography nod was Robert Richardson’s work in “Snow Falling on Cedars.”

Julia Stiles was named the most promising actress for her role in “Down to You.” The original score trophy went to Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman, for “South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut.”

Unlike most critics orgs, Chi reviewers announce a list of nominees, then unveil winners later.

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