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HOLLYWOOD — Although Globe winners and award season favorites Hilary Swank, Jamie Foxx and Annette Bening garnered kudos at the ninth annual Intl. Press Academy’s Satellite awards, a few surprise performances also were honored during the kudofest Sunday night.

Mel Gibson won the helmer award for “The Passion of the Christ,” while Christopher Walken nabbed the dramatic supporting actor kudo for “Around the Bend.”

The IPA, like the HFPA, nominates films and TV programs and also separates dramatic films and TV shows from comedies and/or musicals.

Beating out “The Aviator,” “Hotel Rwanda” took home the prize for dramatic film. Pic’s star Don Cheadle walked away with the dramatic actor award.

Rowlands, King win

Gena Rowlands (“The Notebook) and Regina King (“Ray”) nabbed supporting actress prizes in the dramatic and comedic categories, respectively.

Critics’ darling “Sideways” took home kudos for comedic film and best ensemble of the year. Pic’s thesp Thomas Haden Church won the comedic supporting actor award.

Foreign film of the year went to Javier Bardem’s “The Sea Inside,” while “Super Size Me” won the docu prize.

Television winner included “Desperate Housewives” and “Nip/Tuck” for best comedic and dramatic series respectively.

“Arrested Development” thesps Portia De Rossi and Jason Bateman nabbed comedic lead acting kudos.

Susan Sarandon and Jerry Lewis received honorary awards.

And the winners are…


Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Hilary Swank – “Million Dollar Baby” (Warner Bros)

Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Don Cheadle – “Hotel Rwanda” (United Artists)

Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Annette Bening – “Being Julia” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Jamie Foxx – “Ray” (Universal)

Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama
Gena Rowlands – “The Notebook” (New Line)

Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama
Christopher Walken – “Around the Bend” (Warner Independent Pictures)

Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical
Regina King – “Ray” (Universal)

Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical
Thomas Haden Church – “Sideways” (Fox Searchlight)

Motion Picture, Drama
“Hotel Rwanda” (United Artist)

Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
“Sideways” (Fox Searchlight)

Motion Picture, Foreign Film
“The Sea Inside” (Mar Adentro) Spain

Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media
“The Incredibles” (Disney/Pixar)

Motion Picture, Documentary
“Super Size Me” (Roadside Attractions/Samuel Goldwyn Films)

Mel Gibson – “The Passion of The Christ” (Newmarket/Icon)

Screenplay, Original
James L. White – “Ray” (Universal)

Screenplay, Adapted
Paul Haggis – “Million Dollar Baby” (Warner Bros)

Original Score
John Swihart – “Napoleon Dynamite” (Fox Searchlight)

Original Song
“Million Voices”– Hotel Rwanda Wyclef Jean, Jerry “Wonder” Duplessis & Andrea Guerra

Xiaoding Zhao – “House of Flying Daggers” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Visual Effects
Andy Brown, Kirsty Millar (TIE) “House of Flying Daggers” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Rob Legato, Pete Travers, Matthew Gratzner, Bruce Steinheimer (TIE)
– “The Aviator” (Miramax)

Film Editing
Jim Miller,ace, Paul Rubell ace – “Collateral” (DreamWorks)

Sound (Editing & Mixing)
Lee Orloff, Elliott L. Koretz, Michael Minkler, Myron Nettinga – “Collateral” (DreamWorks)

Art Direction & Production Design
Eve Stewart, John Bush, John Hill – “De-Lovely” (MGM)

Costume Design
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor – “Vanity Fair” (Focus Feature)


“The Lost Prince” (KCET)(BBC)

Motion Picture Made for Television
“Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story” (FX Network)

Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Dianne Wiest – “The Blackwater Lightship”

Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Jamie Foxx – “Redemption: The Story of Stan Tookie Williams”

Actress in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television.
Anjelica Huston – “Iron Jawed Angels”

Actor in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television.
Bill Nighy – “The Lost Prince”

Television Series, Drama
“Nip/Tuck” (FX)

Actress in a Series, Drama
Laurel Holloman – “The L Word”

Actor in a Series, Drama
Matthew Fox – “Lost”

Television Series, Comedy or Musical
“Desperate Housewives” (ABC)

Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical
Portia De Rossi – “Arrested Development”

Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical
Jason Bateman – “Arrested Development”

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