Winner '06:
First Saw It:
The Departed
October 6, 2006, at the Century Evanston 12 in Evanston, IL (with Goatdog)
Bridesmaids: Babel, Letters from Iwo Jima, Little Miss Sunshine, The Queen
My Vote: The Departed, though it's possible Iwo Jima will keep growing on me
Overlooked: INLAND EMPIRE, Dave Chappelle's Block Party, Half Nelson


The Departed
Top Ten List: #8 of 2006 (U.S. releases)
Top Ten List: #9 of 2006 (world premieres)
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Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg, Vera Farmiga, Alec Baldwin, Ray Winstone, David O'Hara, Mark Rolston, Anthony Anderson, James Badge Dale, Conor Donovan, Kevin Corrigan, Kristen Dalton, Nellie Sciutto. Screenplay: William Monahan (based on the film Infernal Affairs, directed by Andy Lau and written by Felix Chong and Alan Mak).

Photo © 2006 Warner Bros. Pictures
Not yet reviewed in full. A–

(in October 2006: B+)


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Martin Scorsese
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Wahlberg
Best Adapted Screenplay: William Monahan
Best Film Editing: Thelma Schoonmaker

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Martin Scorsese
Best Actor (Drama): Leonardo DiCaprio
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Wahlberg
Best Screenplay: William Monahan

Other Awards:
Directors Guild of America: Best Director
Writers Guild Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Director
Los Angeles Film Critics Circle: Best Director
National Society of Film Critics: Best Supporting Actor (Wahlberg)
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Supporting Actor (Wahlberg); Best Screenplay
National Board of Review: Best Director; Best Ensemble Cast

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