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Las Vegas critics honor ‘Departed’

Mirren, Whitaker take home top acting honors

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Warner Bros.’ “The Departed” outgunned the competition with three nods from the Las Vegas Film Critics Society, including best picture and director, Martin Scorsese.

Helen Mirren landed the org’s Sierra Award for actress for “The Queen” and Forest Whitaker landed the actor nod for “The Last King of Scotland.”

Additional kudos go to Djimon Hounsou for his supporting actor turn in “Blood Diamond” as well as to Jennifer Hudson as supporting actress in “Dreamgirls.”

Peter O’Toole, soon to be seen in “Venus,” was recognized for his body of work and received the group’s William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award.

“An Inconvenient Truth” was voted top doc while “Monster House” scared up the nod for animated film .

The Las Vegas Film Critics Society, now in its 10th year, is comprised of 12 members from print, radio, TV and online outlets.

The complete list of Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2006 award winners:

Best picture
“The Departed”

Actor
Forest Whitaker, “The Last King of Scotland”

Actress
Helen Mirren, “The Queen”

Supporting actor
Djimon Hounsou, “Blood Diamond”

Supporting actress
Jennifer Hudson, “Dreamgirls”

Director
Martin Scorsese, “The Departed”

Screenplay (Original or Adapted)
Jason Reitman, “Thank You For Smoking”

Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki, “Children of Men”

Film editing
Thelma Schoonmaker, “The Departed”

Score
Thomas Newman, “The Good German”

Song
“Ordinary Miracle,” David Stewart and Glen Ballard, “Charlotte’s Web,” performed by Sarah McLachlan

Family film
“Charlotte’s Web”

Documentary
“An Inconvenient Truth”

Animated film
“Monster House”

Foreign film
“Pan’s Labyrinth”

Costume design
“Marie Antoinette”

Art direction
“Marie Antoinette”

Best Visual Effects
“XMen- The Last Stand”

Youth In Film
Abigail Breslin, “Little Miss Sunshine”

DVD (Packaging, Design and Content)
“Superman Ultimate Collectors Edition” (Warner Home Entertainment)

William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award
Peter O’Toole

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