×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Critics choose ‘Departed’

Film, Scorsese get top nods

“Dreamgirls” and “Little Miss Sunshine” were clearly the critics’ darlings when the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. doled out its awards Friday night in Santa Monica.

Both snagged four Critics’ Choice nods, with “Dreamgirls” scoring for supporting thesps Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy; song “Listen,” performed by Beyonce; and soundtrack. “Sunshine” took acting ensemble; both young thesp prizes, for Paul Dano and Abigail Breslin; and writer, for Michael Arndt.

But “The Departed” snared top honors, winning both picture and director for Martin Scorsese. “I think it’s the first picture I tried to make that has a plot,” quipped Scorsese.

Critics lauded Forest Whitaker and Helen Mirren with acting honors for “The Last King of Scotland” and “The Queen,” respectively. “Borat” received the comedy nod, and “Letters From Iwo Jima” won foreign-language film at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium gala.

“An Inconvenient Truth” drew the docu trophy, while “Cars” scored the animated feature statuette.

Winners of the Broadcast Film Critics Association:

PICTURE: “The Departed”

ACTOR: Forest Whitaker, “The Last King of Scotland”

ACTRESS: Helen Mirren, “The Queen”

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Eddie Murphy, “Dreamgirls”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jennifer Hudson, “Dreamgirls”

ACTING ENSEMBLE: “Little Miss Sunshine”

DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese, “The Departed”

WRITER: Michael Arndt, “Little Miss Sunshine”

ANIMATED FEATURE: “Cars”

YOUNG ACTOR: Paul Dano, “Little Miss Sunshine”

YOUNG ACTRESS: Abigail Breslin, “Little Miss Sunshine”

COMEDY MOVIE: “Borat”

FAMILY FILM (LIVE ACTION): “Charlotte’s Web”

PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: “Elizabeth I”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: “Letters from Iwo Jima”

SONG: “Listen,” performed by Beyonce, “Dreamgirls”

SOUNDTRACK: “Dreamgirls”

COMPOSER: Philip Glass, “The Illusionist”

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: “An Inconvenient Truth”

More Film

  • Noah Centineo He-Man

    Noah Centineo to Play He-Man in 'Masters of the Universe' Reboot

    From a boy (who’s loved) to He-Man. Noah Centineo is in talks to take on the superhero in Sony Pictures and Mattel Films’ “Master of Universe.” Brothers Adam and Aaron Nee are directing the reboot. Mattel Films is partnering with Sony on the film, which is based on Mattel’s beloved toy line that spawned a [...]

  • Disney Fox Takeover Placeholder

    Disney, Fox Employees Grapple With Day One Transition on Two Hollywood Lots

    What kind of a boss will Disney be? That’s a question facing employees at 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, National Geographic Partners, FX Networks, and other assorted parts of Rupert Murdoch’s former media empire. Wednesday was their first full day as staffers of the Walt Disney Co. and the initial moves have done little to [...]

  • Derek Tsang Hong Kong actor Derek

    'Better Days' Director Derek Tsang Lands in World Cinema Spotlight

    Hong Kong actor-director Derek Kwok-cheung Tsang has recently found himself in the spotlight of the world of cinema, but for the wrong reason. Tsang will be joining a Hong Kong filmmakers panel at FilMart on Thursday with Sunny Chan (“Man on the Dragon”) and Pang Ho-cheung (“Love in a Puff”). The 39-year-old filmmaker was expecting [...]

  • Jen Hollingsworth Lionsgate

    Lionsgate Promotes Jen Hollingsworth to Chief Operating Officer of Motion Picture Group

    Lionsgate veteran executive Jen Hollingsworth has been promoted to the newly created post of chief operating officer of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. She will work closely with Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake to ensure the film division’s strategic initiatives and corporate priorities encourage filmmakers’ artistic visions to thrive. Hollingsworth will also head up the [...]

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    Solstice Studios Boards Thriller 'Unhinged' From 'Disturbia' Writer (EXCLUSIVE)

    Solstice Studios has acquired “Unhinged,” a psychological thriller from “Disturbia” screenwriter Carl Ellsworth and “Warrior” producer Lisa Ellzey. The studio is currently out to directors. The script revolves around an extreme case of “road rage.” It’s the story of a mother whose decision to hit her horn upsets the wrong guy and leads to some [...]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    'Bill & Ted 3' Sets 2020 Summer Release Date

    Excellent! “Bill & Ted 3” has a release date. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will return to the big screen in “Bill & Ted Face the Music” on Aug. 21, 2020. The duo made the announcement in a short video shot at the Hollywood Bowl, where they’ll “never play.” Production began on Wednesday. Reeves will [...]

  • Elizabeth Debicki

    Elizabeth Debicki and Robert Pattinson Join Christopher Nolan's Next Film (EXCLUSIVE)

    Elizabeth Debicki and Robert Pattinson are on board to co-star with John David Washington in Christopher Nolan’s next movie, Variety has learned. Nolan recently finished the script for the currently untitled film and Warner Bros. quickly dated it for July 17, 2020 — a slot the studio often reserves for the director, most recently with “Dunkirk.” [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content