We usually do a big spiel at year's end but medical junk is making writing difficult.

The Best of the Year, 2006

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Best Film
Last King of Scotland
Best Movie
We Are Marshall
Best Family
Charlotte's Web
Best Independent
Aurora Borealis
Best animated
The Ant Bully


. . . the rest of the best . . .

borat little miss sunshine The Queen World Trade Center
Borat Little Miss Sunshine The Queen World Trade Center

. . . and the actors . . .


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helen mirren in the queen jennifer hudson

Best Actor
Forest Whitaker
Last King of Scotland

If he doesn't get Oscar, something is very wrong

Best Supporting Actor
Donald Sutherland
Aurora Borealis

although Oscar will go to
Eddie Murphy
Dreamgirls

Best Actress
Helen Mirren

The Queen

We had tapped Renee Zellweger for her role in Miss Potter but the studio pushed the release to 2007 (except LA for Oscar noms) so that's that

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Hudson
Dreamgirls

The only "done deal" of the season. Any other winner would be a major upset.

WORST OF THE YEAR
Marie Antoinette

BEST DIRECTION
Martin Scorsese should take Oscar for The Departed unless . . .
Clint Eastwood
takes it for his double header of Flags Of Our Fathers / Flags of Iwo Jima
we add Oliver Stone - World Trade Center to the list

BEST SCREENPLAY
Aurora Borealis
World Trade Center

Little Miss Sunshine
We Are Marshall

ENSEMBLE CAST
Little Miss Sunshine