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‘Departed’ tops with St. Louis critics

'Running with Scissors' voted best overlooked film

Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed” won the top prize at the St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Assn. Awards, which also named the helmer as best director.

While most of the awards followed suit with other critics’ lists, such as wins for Helen Mirren in “The Queen” and Forest Whitaker for “The Last King of Scotland,” St. Louis crix broke out of the norm by naming “Running With Scissors” the best overlooked film of 2006.

Other winners include “Little Miss Sunshine” for comedy, Djimon Hounsou for supporting actor in “Blood Diamond,” and Golden Globe darling Jennifer Hudson for supporting actress in “Dreamgirls.”

2006 St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Assn. Awards Winners: Picture: “The Departed”

Comedy or Musical: “Little Miss Sunshine,” Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Foreign Language Film: “El Laberinto del fauno” (“Pan’s Labyrinth”), Guillermo del Toro Director: Martin Scorsese, “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”

Screenplay: Peter Morgan, “The Queen”

Cinematography: Stuart Dryburgh, “The Painted Veil”

Documentary: “An Inconvenient Truth,” Davis Guggenheim Animated or Children’s Film: “Cars,” John Lasseter and Joe Ranft Special Effects: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”

Overlooked Film: “Running With Scissors,” Ryan Murphy Most Original, Innovative or Creative Film: “United 93,” Paul Greengrass

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