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Austin critics unite on drama

'Children of Men' honored for director, screenplay, cinematography

“United 93” continues to fly high as the Sept. 11 drama took top honors with the Austin Film Critics.

“Children of Men” also fared well, with director Alfonso Cuaron winning, as well as adapted screenplay and cinematography.

Other winners include Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth,” which won original screenplay and foreign film, and “The Departed,” which won in both actor categories with Leonardo DiCaprio for lead and Jack Nicholson for supporting.

On the actress side, newcomer Ellen Page won for her role in the thriller “Hard Candy” and Rinko Kikuchi was honored for her work in “Babel”

Richard Linklater won the Austin Film Award for “A Scanner Darkly.”

Winners of the 2006 Austin Film Critics Association Awards: Best Film: “United 93”

Runners-up: “The Departed,” “El Laberinto del fauno” (“Pan’s Labyrinth”), “Children of Men,” “Brick,” “Borat,” “Little Children,” The Queen,” “The Prestige,” “The Fountain”

Best Foreign Film: “El Laberinto del fauno” (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) directed by Guillermo del Toro Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, “Children of Men”

Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Departed”

Best Actress: Ellen Page, “Hard Candy”

Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson, “The Departed”

Best Supporting Actress: Rinko Kikuchi, “Babel”

Best Original Screenplay: Guillermo del Toro, “El Laberinto del fauno” (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) Best Adapted Screenplay: Alfonso Cuarón, “Children of Men”

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, “Children of Men”

Best Documentary: “This Film Is Not Yet Rated” directed by Kirby Dick Best Animated Film: “Cars” directed by John Lasseter and Joe Ranft Best First Film: Rian Johnson, “Brick”

Breakthrough Artist: Jennifer Hudson, “Dreamgirls”

Austin Film Award: Richard Linklater, “A Scanner Darkly”

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