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B E S T   F I L M   o f   2 0 0 6 :
U N I T E D   9 3   (Paul Greengrass)
2. Little Miss Sunshine (Dayton & Faris)
3. Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro)
4. Letters From Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood)
5. Shut Up & Sing (Kopple & Peck)
6. The Departed (Martin Scorsese)
7. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron)
8. C.R.A.Z.Y. (Jean-Marc Vallee)
9. Ten Canoes (de Heer & Djigirr)
10. Shortbus (John Cameron Mitchell)
11. Dreamgirls (Bill Condon)
12. Volver (Pedro Almodovar)
13. Marie Antoinette (Sophia Coppola)
14. Inland Empire (David Lynch)
15. Manderlay (Lars von Trier)
16. Lady Vengeance (Park Chan-wook)
17. Little Children (Todd Field)
18. Hell (Danis Tanovic)
19. Tsotsi (Gavin Hood)
20. The Science of Sleep (Michel Gondry)
21. Stranger than Fiction (Marc Forster)
22. An Inconvenient Truth (Davis Guggenheim)
23. The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky)
24. 13 Tzameti (Gela Babluani)
25. The Queen (Stephen Frears)
26. Monster House (Gil Kenan)
27. Venus (Roger Michell)
28. Offside (Jafar Panahi)
29. Notes on a Scandal (Richard Eyre)
30. Lonesome Jim (Steve Buscemi)
31. The History Boys (Nicholas Hytner)
32. The Last King of Scotland (Kevin Macdonald)
33. Pierrepoint (Adrian Shergold)
34. Right at Your Door (Chris Gorak)
35. The Painted Veil (John Curran)
36. Bamako (Abderrahmane Sissako)
37. Twelve and Holding (Michael Cuesta)
38. The Upside of Anger (Mike Binder)
39. Quinceañera (Westmoreland & Glatzer)
40. A Prairie Home Companion (Robert Altman)
41. Babel (Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu)
42. London to Brighton (Paul Andrew Williams)
43. 36 Quai des Orfevres (Olivier Marchal)
44. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Tom Tykwer)
45. The Ringer (Barry W Blaustein)
united 93
A shock to the system

People complained that this film was "too soon", whatever that means. On the other hand, an even more forceful argument could be made that this film was several years too late. Paul Greengrass took one of the most iconic events of the last century and turned it into a bracingly personal experience unlike any movie we'd ever seen. Although it gets our adrenaline pumping, this is not a thriller; it's an intense drama that forces us to look at these events in a way that's both completely new and utterly essential. It's also an example of astonishing filmmaking skill at every level -- acting, writing, directing, design, editing, even marketing. Unmissable.

R E A D E R   C H O I C E :   B E S T   F I L M
T H E   D E P A R T E D
2. Little Miss Sunshine
3. United 93
4. Pan's Labyrinth
5. Borat
6. Children of Men
7. The Queen
8. Volver
9. Casino Royale
10. Babel
11. Little Children
12. V for Vendetta
13. The Last King of Scotland
14. Letters from Iwo Jima
15. Thank You for Smoking
16. Shut Up & Sing
17. An Inconvenient Truth
18. Dreamgirls
19. Brick
20. The Fountain
D I R E C T O R :
PARK CHAN-WOOK
(Lady Vengeance)
W R I T E R :
MICHAEL ARNDT
(Little Miss Sunshine)
dir: park chan-wook 2. Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men)
3. Paul Greengrass (United 93)
4. Martin Scorsese (The Departed)
5. Bill Condon (Dreamgirls)
6. Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth)
7. Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland)
8. Michel Gondry (The Science of Sleep)
9. Pedro Almodovar (Volver)
10. Sophia Coppola (Marie Antoinette)
scr: michael arndt 2. Pedro Almodovar (Volver)
3. Peter Morgan (The Queen)
4. Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth)
5. Sabine Bauchart (13 Tzameti)
6. Hanif Kurieshi (Venus)
7. Rolf de Heer (Ten Canoes)
8. Jean-Marc Vallee, François Boulay (C.R.A.Z.Y.)
9. John Cameron Mitchell (Shortbus)
10. Lars von Trier (Manderlay, The Boss of it All)
R E A D E R  C H O I C E :   D I R E C T O R
MARTIN SCORSESE (The Departed)
2. Pedro Almodovar (Volver)
3. Paul Greengrass (United 93)
4. Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth)
5. Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men)
R E A D E R   C H O I C E :   W R I T E R
MICHAEL ARNDT (Little Miss Sunshine)
2. Peter Morgan (The Queen)
3. Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth)
4. Pedro Almodovar (Volver)
5. Peter Morgan, Jeremy Brock (The Last King of Scotland)
A C T R E S S :
NAOMI WATTS
(The Painted Veil, Ellie Parker, Stay)
A C T O R :
JAMES McAVOY
(The Last King of Scotland, Starter for Ten)
watts 2. Cate Blanchett (Little Fish, The Good German, Notes on a Scandal, Babel)
3. Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, The Night Listener)
4. Mary McCormack (Right at Your Door)
5. Laura Dern (Inland Empire)
6. Helen Mirren (The Queen)
7. Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada, A Prairie Home Companion)
8. Charlotte Rampling (Heading South, Lemming)
9. Joan Allen (The Upside of Anger)
10. Kate Winslet (Little Children, The Holiday, All the King's Men)
mcavoy 2. Rory Cochrane (Right at Your Door, A Scanner Darkly)
3. Peter O'Toole (Venus)
4. Peter Sarsgaard (The Dying Gaul)
5. Christian Bale (Harsh Times, The Prestige)
6. Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Talladega Nights)
7. Timothy Spall (Pierrepoint)
8. Michael Sheen (The Queen)
9. Edward Norton (The Painted Veil, Down in the Valley, The Illusionist)
10. Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland)
R E A D E R  C H O I C E :   A C T R E S S
MERYL STREEP (The Devil Wears Prada, A Prairie Home Companion)
2. Kate Winslet (Little Children, Romance & Cigarettes)
3. Helen Mirren (The Queen)
4. Penelope Cruz (Volver)
5. Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine)
R E A D E R   C H O I C E :   A C T O R
FOREST WHITAKER (The Last King of Scotland)
2. Peter O'Toole (Venus)
3. Leonardo DiCaprio (Blood Diamond, The Departed)
4. Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Talladega Nights)
5. James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, Starter for Ten)
S U P P O R T I N G   A C T R E S S :
ABIGAIL BRESLIN
(Little Miss Sunshine)
S U P P O R T I N G   A C T O R :
BILL NIGHY
(Notes on a Scandal, Dead Manís Chest, Stormbreaker)
breslin 2. Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls)
3. Carmen Maura (Volver, Queens)
4. Adriana Barraza (Babel)
5. Eva Longoria (Harsh Times, The Sentinel)
6. Catherine O'Hara (For Your Consideration)
7. Charlotte Gainsbourg (The Science of Sleep, Lemming)
8. Emily Watson (Miss Potter, The Proposition, Wah-wah)
9. Juliet Stevenson (Pierrepoint, Breaking and Entering, Infamous)
10. Gillian Anderson (A Cock and Bull Story, The Last King of Scotland)
nighy 2. Djimon Hounsou(Blood Diamond)
3. Hugo Weaving (Little Fish, V for Vendetta)
4. Richard Griffiths (The History Boys, Venus)
5. Leslie Phillips (Venus)
6. Eddie Murphy (Dreamgirls)
7. Isaach De Bankole (Manderlay, Miami Vice, Casino Royale)
8. Robert Downey Jr (A Scanner Darkly, Eros, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints)
9. Eddie Marsan (Pierrepoint, Sixty Six, Miami Vice, M:i:III)
10. Daniel Craig (Infamous, Fateless, Casino Royale)
R E A D E R   C H O I C E :   S U P P O R T I N G   A C T R E S S
CARMEN MAURA (Volver)
2. Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada)
3. Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls)
4. Juliet Stevenson (Pierrepoint, Breaking and Entering, Infamous)
5. Cate Blanchett (Notes on a Scandal, Babel)
R E A D E R   C H O I C E :   S U P P O R T I N G   A C T O R
RICHARD GRIFFITHS (The History Boys)
2. Bill Nighy (Notes on a Scandal, Dead Man's Chest, Stormbreaker)
3. Eddie Marsan (Pierrepoint, Sixty Six, Miami Vice, M:i:III)
4. Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond)
5. Jack Nicholson (The Departed)
W O R S T   F I L M :
WAIST DEEP
(Vondie Curtis Hall)
S I N G L E :
SUPER MASSIVE BLACK HOLE
(Muse)
worst: waist deep 2. Date Movie (Aaron Seltzer)
3. Yours, Mine & Ours (Raja Gosnell)
4. The Sentinel (Clark Johnson)
5. An American Haunting (Courtney Solomon)
6. The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (Quay Brothers)
7. A Good Year (Ridley Scott)
8. Things to Do Before Youíre 30 (Simon Shore)
9. Stay Alive (William Brent Bell)
10. The Moguls [The Amateurs] (Michael Traeger)
11. Imagine Me & You (Ol Parker)
12. Idlewild (Bryan Barber)
13. All the King's Men (Steven Zaillian)
14. Reeker (Dave Payne)
15. Night at the Museum (Shawn Levy)
16. Step Up (Anne Fletcher)
17. Barnyard (Steve Oedekerk)
18. Wilderness (Michael J Bassett)
19. The Guardian (Andrew Davies)
20. The Holiday (Nancy Meyers)
R E A D E R   C H O I C E :   W O R S T   F I L M
BASIC INSTINCT 2
2. Date Movie
3. Material Girls
4. BloodRayne
5. Stay Alive
6. Lady in the Water
7. Big Momma's House 2
8. The Covenant
9. An American Haunting
10. The Sentinel
BIGGEST MISFIRE: All the King's Men
MOST PRETENTIOUS: Lady in the Water
All the King's Men, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Running With Scissors
MOST ONE-SIDED DOC: Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
WORST ACTING: Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct 2)
Martin Short (The Santa Clause 3)
WORST ACCENT: Kevin Kline (The Pink Panther)
Michael Caine (The Weather Man)
WORST CASTING: Ashton Kutcher (Bobby)
Renee Zellweger (Miss Potter), Dustin Hoffman (Perfume)
SHOULD NEVER MAKE ANOTHER ROM-COM: Dougray Scott (Things to Do Before You're 30, Desperate Housewives)
Jack Black (The Holiday)
NEEDS A NEW AGENT: Tim Allen (Zoom, The Santa Clause 3)
Bryce Dallas Howard (Lady in the Water), Uma Thurman (My Super Ex-girlfriend)
muse 2. I Don't Feel Like Dancin' (Scissor Sisters)
3. Dani California (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
4. Maneater (Nelly Furtado)
5. Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
6. America (Razorlight)
7. Monster (Automatic)
8. No Tomorrow (Orson)
9. Never Be Lonely (Feeling)
10. She Moves in Her Own Way (Kooks)
11. The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore (James Morrisson)
12. Bones (Killers)
13. Sorry (Madonna)
14. The Otherside (Breaks Co-op)
15. Who Knew (Pink)
16. Lovelight (Robbie Williams)
17. When the Night Feels My Song (Bedouin Soundclash)
18. SexyBack (Justin Timberlake)
19. Snow (Hey Oh) (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
20. One (Mary J Blige & U2)
21. Promiscuous (Nelly Furtado & Timbaland)
22. Recover (Automatic)
23. When You Were Young (Killers)
24. Set The Fire To The Third Bar (Snow Patrol & Martha Wainwright)
25. Bombs (Faithless & Harry Collier)
26. Faster Kill Pussycat (Oakenfold & Brittany Murphy)
27. Fill My Little World (Feeling)
28. Bright Idea (Orson)
29. In the Morning (Razorlight)
30. U & Ur Hand (Pink)
T V  S E R I E S :
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (C4)
desperate housewives 2. Lost (C4/Sky)
3. Grey's Anatomy (Living)
4. Entourage (ITV)
5. Kath & Kim (BBC)
6. House (Living)
7. ER (E4)
8. The Simpsons (Sky/C4)
9. Scrubs (Living)
10. Fat Actress (FX)
11. The Sopranos (E4)
12. The West Wing (C4)
13. Arrested Development (BBC)
14. Nip/Tuck (Sky)
15. Extras (BBC)
S P E C I A L   A W A R D S
back to the top         selected by Shadows readers and contributors . . .
volver: ensemble ENSEMBLE: Volver
2. Little Miss Sunshine
3. A Prairie Home Companion
4. Shortbus
5. United 93
BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR: Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls)
2. Jodie Whitaker (Venus)
3. Alice Eve (Starter for Ten, Big Nothing)
4. Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine)
5. Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada)
BREAKTHROUGH FILMMAKER: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine)
2. Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson)
3. Gavin Hood (Tsotsi)
4. Rian Johnson (Brick)
5. Andrea Arnold (Red Road)

dreamgirls: music SCORE: Dreamgirls (Henry Krieger, Tom Eyen)
Babel (Gustavo Santaolalla), The Fountain (Clint Mansell), Children of Men (John Tavener)
SONG: The Song of the Heart (Happy Feet)
I Need to Wake Up (An Inconvenient Truth), Listen (Dreamgirls), You Know My Name (Casino Royale)
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Children of Men (Emmanuel Lubiezki)
Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Navarro), Babel (Rodrigo Prieto), The Last King of Scotland (Anthony Dod Mantle)
EDITING: The Departed (Thelma Schoonmacker)
Children of Men (Alfonso Cuar√õn, Alex Rodriguez); Dreamgirls (Virginia Katz); Babel (Stephen Mirrione, Douglas Crise)
united 93: fx SPECIAL EFFECTS: United 93
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pan's Labyrinth, The Science of Sleep
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Pan's Labyrinth (Eugenio Caballero)
The Science of Sleep (Pierre Pell, Stephane Rozenbaum); Children of Men (Jim Clay); Curse of the Golden Flower (Huo Tingxiao)
COSTUMES: Marie Antoinette (Milena Canonero)
Dreamgirls (Sharen Davis), Curse of the Golden Flower (Chung Man Yee), Apocalypto (Mayes C Rubeo)
STUNTS: Casino Royale
Apocalypto, District 13, Fearless
BEST CASTING: Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin (A Prairie Home Companion)
Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland),Toby Jones (Infamous), Mia Farrow (The Omen)
BEST HAIR: Gong Li (Curse of the Golden Flower)
Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada), Donald Sutherland (An American Haunting), Rudy Youngblood (Apocalypto)
WORST WIGS: A Cock and Bull Story
Tideland, Stormbreaker, Perfume, Dreamgirls
BEST FACE: Catherine O'Hara (For Your Consideration)
chemistry: o'toole and phillips BEST CHEMISTRY: Peter O'Toole & Leslie Phillips (Venus)
Kate Winslet & Patrick Wilson (Little Children), Gael Garcia Bernal & Charlotte Gainsbourg (The Science of Sleep)
FUNNIEST DOUBLE ACT: Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon (A Cock and Bull Story)
WORST CHEMISTRY: Tom Hanks & Audrey Tatou (The DaVinci Code)
Vince Vaughn & Jennifer Aniston (The Break-up), Orlando Bloom & Keira Knightley (Dead Manís Chest)
BEST SCENE-STEALING: Jennifer Coolidge (For Your Consideration)
Bill Nighy (Dead Man's Chest, Stormbreaker); Mark Wahlberg (The Departed); Meryl Streep (A Prairie Home Companion); Sacha Baron Cohen (Talladega Nights)
BEST SCENE-CHEWING: Philip Seymour Hoffman (Mission Impossible III)
Johnny Depp (Dead Man's Chest), John Malkovich (Eragon), Robert Downey Jr (A Scanner Darkly)
BEST PHONED-IN PERFORMANCE: Ben Kingsley (Lucky Number Slevin)
Donald Sutherland (An American Haunting, Ask the Dust); Pete Postlethwaite (Aeon Flux)
WORST SCENE CHEWING: Fiona Shaw (The Black Dahlia)
Al Pacino (Two for the Money), Jon Favreau (The Break-up), Mickey Rourke (Stormbreaker)
best cameo: owen BEST CAMEO: Clive Owen (The Pink Panther)
Pamela Anderson (Borat), Takashi Miike (Hostel), Keanu Reeves (Ellie Parker)
MOST POINTLESS CAMEO: Gwyneth Paltrow (Infamous)
Mike Tyson (Rocky Balboa), Ellen Barkin (Trust the Man), Frances McDormand (Aeon Flux)
WORST CAMEO: Danny DeVito (Marilyn Hotchkiss)
Tim Robbins (Tenacious D)
THE HARDEST WORKING PERSON IN MOVIES: Eddie Marsan (Pierrepoint, V For Vendetta, Sixty Six, Miami Vice, M:i:III, The Secret Life of Words, The Illusionist)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (Sherrybaby, Stranger than Fiction, World Trade Center, Trust the Man, Monster House); Bill Nighy (Notes on a Scandal, Underworld Evolution, Dead Man's Chest, Stormbreaker, Flushed Away)
lusty craig THIS YEAR'S HUNK: Daniel Craig (Casino Royale)
Scarlett Johansson (The Prestige, The Black Dahlia); Channing Tatum (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Step Up); Patrick Wilson (Little Children, Hard Candy)
MOST GLAMOROUS: Beyonce Knowles (The Pink Panther, Dreamgirls)
Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada); Scarlett Johansson (The Black Dahlia, The Prestige)
EWAN McGREGOR GOLDEN LIGHT SABER AWARD: ensemble (Shortbus)
Robert Webb (Confetti), Tony Curran (Red Road), James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland)
underrated: marie antoinette MOST UNDERRATED: Marie Antoinette
2. Pierrepoint
3. The Fountain
4. Infamous
5. Quinceañera
MOST OVERRATED: The Queen
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
3. Flags of Our Fathers
4. Borat
5. World Trade Center
MOST IMPORTANT: An Inconvenient Truth
2. Letters From Iwo Jima
3. Shut Up & Sing
4. Iraq in Fragments
5. United 93
GUILTY PLEASURE: Borat
2. The Ringer
3. Apocalypto
4. Crank
5. Severance
BEST SURPRISE: Little Miss Sunshine
OVERDUE FOR AN OSCAR: Toni Collette

best sequel: the departed BEST REMAKE: The Departed
Last Holiday, The Pink Panther, Poseidon
WORST REMAKE: Yours, Mine & Ours
The Pink Panther, Poseidon, The Omen
BEST SEQUEL: Manderlay
Mission Impossible III, X-Men: The Last Stand, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
WORST SEQUEL: Underworld Evolution
X-Men: The Last Stand, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Superman Returns
BEST BIOPIC: C.R.A.Z.Y.
Wah-Wah, Fearless, Infamous
WORST BIOPIC: All the King's Men
The Pursuit of Happyness, Miss Potter
tv to film: borat BEST TV-TO-FILM: Borat
WORST TV-TO-FILM: Miami Vice
BEST BOOK-TO-FILM: A Cock and Bull Story
Notes on a Scandal, A Scanner Darkly, The Devil Wears Prada
WORST BOOK-TO-FILM: The DaVinci Code
A Good Year, All the King's Men, Running With Scissors
BEST COMIC-TO-FILM: V for Vendetta
WORST COMIC-TO-FILM: Aeon Flux
BEST PLAY-TO-FILM: Dreamgirls
The History Boys, The Dying Gaul, Curse of the Golden Flower
overblown: M:i:III MOST OVERBLOWN (THE MICHAEL BAY AWARD): Mission Impossible III
X-Men: The Last Stand, Poseidon, Eragon
LEAST "SPECIAL" SPECIAL EFFECTS: Aeon Flux
My Super Ex-girlfriend, Lady in the Water, Eragon.
NOISIEST FILM: Crank
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, DOA: Dead or Alive, Miami Vice
YUCKIEST MOVIE: Perfume
The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael, Taxidermia, Fast Food Nation, Bug
MOST GRATUITOUS GORE: Evil Aliens
Hostel, Underworld Evolution, Crank, Waist Deep
GIRLIEST MOVIE (THE YA-YA AWARD): Friends With Money
Volver, Last Holiday, Aquamarine, Pretty Persuasion, The Holiday, Dreamgirls
LEAST ROMANTIC LOVE STORY: The Break-up
FUNNIEST FILM: Borat
A Cock and Bull Story, Flushed Away, Clerks II, Little Miss Sunshine
MOST UNFUNNY COMEDY: Date Movie
Employee of the Month; The Ice Harvest; Yours, Mine & Ours; RV
SCARIEST MOVIE: United 93
Right at Your Door, Pan's Labyrinth, The Last King of Scotland
LEAST SCARY THRILLER: An American Haunting
Black Christmas, Cry_Wolf, Reeker, Half Light
villain: lopez BEST VILLAIN: Sergi Lopez (Pan's Labyrinth)
Judi Dench (Notes on a Scandal), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Mission Impossible III), Paul Bettany (The DaVinci Code)
MOST LUDICROUS VILLAIN: The Reeker (Reeker) Mickey Rourke (Stormbreaker), Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick(The Omen), Timothy Hutton (Last Holiday)
BEST VOICE ACTING: Hugo Weaving (V for Vendetta)
Ian McKellen (Flushed Away), William Shatner (Over the Hedge), Kathleen Turner (Monster House)
MOST OUTRAGEOUS VOCAL GYMNASTICS: Steve Martin (The Pink Panther)
Brendan Fletcher (Tideland), Naomi Watts (Ellie Parker), Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat)
BEST ANIMAL PERFORMANCE: Kochor (Cave of the Yellow Dog)
The chicken (Borat), Donovan (The Fountain), The hound of hell (The Omen)
retire: howard SHOULD RETIRE: Ron Howard
Michael Douglas, Vondie Curtis Hall, Sylvester Stallone
WHERE HAS HE BEEN: Joe Pesci (The Good Shepherd)
MOST WASTEFUL DIRECTOR: Steven Zaillian (All the King's Men)
Ryan Murphy (Running With Scissors), Chris Noonan (Miss Potter), Nancy Meyers (The Holiday)
MOST WASTED DIRECTOR: Peyton Reed (The Break-up)
Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness)
BEST NEW TREND: raucous action (Crank)
No sexual hang-ups (Shortbus, Destricted, Red Road, Venus)
WORST NEW TREND: soulless sequels (X-Men: The Last Stand), remakes (Poseidon) and adaptations (The DaVinci Code)
Unscary horror (Cry_Wolf, An American Haunting, Reeker, Half Light, The Omen, Stay Alive); vacuous political thrillers (The Sentinel, All the King's Men)
back to the top S H A D O W S   S W E E P S T A K E S   2 0 0 7
the final standings as of 26.Feb.07 with 173 awards tabulated . . .
F I L M
990 The Departed
+**
749 Pan's Labyrinth *
712 The Queen +*
604 United 93
604 Little Miss Sunshine ++*
600 Letters From Iwo Jima *
474 Babel +*
460 Volver
408 Dreamgirls +
400 An Inconvenient Truth **
D I R E C T O R
583 Martin Scorsese (The Departed)
++**
291 Clint Eastwood (Letters From Iwo Jima *, Flags of our Fathers)
289 Stephen Frears (The Queen) +*
274 Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu (Babel) +*
271 Paul Greengrass (United 93)*
S C R E E N P L A Y
392 Peter Morgan (The Queen.)
+*
389 William Monahan (The Departed) ++**
373 Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine.) ++**
222 Todd Field, Tom Perrotta (Little Children) +*
217 Guillermo Arriaga (Babel.) +*
A C T R E S S
844 Helen Mirren (The Queen)
++**
382 Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada +*, A Prairie Home Companion)
329 Penelope Cruz (Volver) +*
318 Judi Dench (Notes on a Scandal +*, Casino Royale)
273 Kate Winslet (Little Children +*, The Holiday, All the Kingís Men)
A C T O R
703 Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland ++**, American Gun)

396 Leonardo DiCaprio (Blood Diamond +*, The Departed +)
309 Peter O'Toole (Venus) +*
254 Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson) +*
206 Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Talladega Nights)
S U P P O R T I N G   A C T R E S S
575 Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls)
++**
347 Cate Blanchett (Notes on a Scandal +*, Little Fish, The Good German, Babel)
241 Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) +*
235 Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) +*
201 Adriana Barraza (Babel) +*
S U P P O R T I N G   A C T O R
361 Eddie Murphy (Dreamgirls)
++*
285 Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) +**
258 Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children) +*
243 Jack Nicholson (The Departed)
177 Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) +*
E N S E M B L E
129 Little Miss Sunshine
++
102 The Departed +
53 Babel +
B R E A K T H R O U G H   A C T O R
115 Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls)

59 Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine)
49 Rinko Kikuchi (Babel)
B R E A K T H R O U G H   F I L M M A K E R
95 Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine)

75 Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson)
48 Andrea Arnold (Red Road)
S C O R E
178 Babel (Gustavo Santaolalla)
**
119 The Painted Veil (Alexandre Desplat)
118 The Queen (Alexandre Desplat) *
S O N G
146 Listen (Dreamgirls)
*
123 I Need to Wake Up (An Inconvenient Truth) +**
89 Love You I Do (Dreamgirls) *
C I N E M A T O G R A P H E R
309 Children of Men (Emmanuel Lubezki)
++**
114 Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Navarro) *
84 Babel (Rodrigo Prieto)
P R O D U C T I O N   D E S I G N
144 Pan's Labyrinth (Eugenio Caballero)
++**
142 Dreamgirls (John Myre) +*
131 Marie Antoinette (KK Barrett)
E F F E C T S
262 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Manís Chest
++**
145 Superman Returns +*
75 Poseidon +*
E D I T I N G
215 The Departed (Thelma Schoonmacker)
++**
177 Babel (Stephen Mirrione, Douglas Crise) ++*
169 United 93 (Clare Douglas, Richard Pearson) +*
W O R S T   F I L M
147 Basic Instinct 2

112 Little Man
92 Lady in the Water
68 BloodRayne
61 Date Movie

Numbers are cumulative points based on Shadows' complex, highly secret scoring system, combining year-end awards, Oscar-watchers, top-ten lists and much more.

Oscar *nominees **winners
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