The 2006 Critics Consensus Award Nominations


Leonardo DiCaprio in The Departed

As expected, Martin Scorsese's The Departed was the most popular movie with critics across 13 categories at the nominations stage of the 2006 Critics Consensus Awards. The mob thriller racked up seven nominations, with its closest rival in that department being Alejandro G. Inarritu's Babel. That movie thus becomes the most-nominated title to miss out on a Best Picture nod to date at the CCAs, indeed missing out on the big four categories altogether. Two non-English language titles made the Best Picture cut, matching 2000's record in a feat that will be repeated again in forthcoming frames. Before that, I'll reveal the '06 winners later today, but here are the year's nominations for now:


Best Picture

The Departed (Brad Grey, Graham King, Brad Pitt and Martin Scorsese)

Letters from Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz and Steven Spielberg)

Pan's Labyrinth (Alvaro Augustin, Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro, Bertha Navarro and Frida Torresblanco)

The Queen (Stephen Frears, Andy Harries, Christine Langan and Tracey Seaward)

United 93 (Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Greengrass and Lloyd Levin)


Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men)

Clint Eastwood (Letters from Iwo Jima)

Stephen Frears (The Queen)

Paul Greengrass (United 93)

Martin Scorsese (The Departed)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Penelope Cruz (Volver)

Judi Dench (Notes on a Scandal)

Laura Dern (Inland Empire)

Helen Mirren (The Queen)

Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan)

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed)

Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson)

Peter O'Toole (Venus)

Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Adriana Barraza (Babel)

Cate Blanchett (Notes on a Scandal)

Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls)

Kikuchi Rinko (Babel)

Catherine O'Hara (For Your Consideration)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children)

Eddie Murphy (Dreamgirls)

Jack Nicholson (The Departed)

Michael Sheen (The Queen)

Mark Wahlberg (The Departed)


Best Original Screenplay

Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine)

Guillermo Arriaga (Babel)

Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth)

Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction)

Peter Morgan (The Queen)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Todd Field and Tom Perrotta (Little Children)

Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal)

William Monahan (The Departed)

Ron Nyswaner (The Painted Veil)

Jason Reitman (Thank You for Smoking)


Best Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki (Children of Men)

Guillermo Navarro (Pan's Labyrinth)

Rodrigo Prieto (Babel)

Dean Semler (Apocalypto)

Zhao Xiao Ding (Curse of the Golden Flower)


Best Music

Alexandre Desplat (The Painted Veil)

Philip Glass (The Illusionist)

Philip Glass (Notes on a Scandal)

Clint Mansell (The Fountain)

Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel)


Best Ensemble Cast

Khalid Abdalla, Polly Adams, Opal Alladin, Lewis Alsamari, Curt Applegate, David Alan Basche, Richard Bekins, Starla Benford, Omar Berdouni, Susan Blommaert, Greg Callahan, Ray Charleson, Christian Clemenson, Lisa Colon-Zayas, Gary Commock, Lorna Dallas, Denny Dillon, Trieste Kelly Dunn, James Fox, Shawna Fox, Trish Gates, Jamie Harding, Peter Hermann, Tara Hugo, Marceline Hugot, Cheyenne Jackson, Joe Jamrog, Kate Jennings Grant, Corey Johnson, J. J. Johnson, Kamo Masato, Becky London, Peter Marinker, Jodie Lynne McClintock, Nancy McDoniel, Tobin Miller, Libby Morris, Tom O'Rourke, Simon Poland, Jeremy Powell, David Rasche, Erich Redman, Michael J. Reynolds, Thomas Roberts, John Rothman, Daniel Sauli, Rebecca Schull, Chloe Sirene, Ben Sliney, Tony Smith, Rich Sullivan, Rick Tepper, Olivia Thirlby, Chip Zien and Leigh Zimmerman (United 93)

Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Vera Farmiga, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg and Ray Winstone (The Departed)

Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano and Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine)

Adriana Barraza, Cate Blanchett, Gael Garcia Bernal, Kikuchi Rinko, Brad Pitt and Yakusho Koji (Babel)

Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Garrison Keillor, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Virginia Madsen, John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin (A Prairie Home Companion)


Best Documentary

Deliver Us from Evil (Amy Berg, Matthew Cooke, Frank Donner and Hermas Lassalle)

An Inconvenient Truth (Lawrence Bender, Scott Z. Burns, Davis Guggenheim and Laurie Lennard)

Iraq in Fragments (James Longley and John Sinno)

Shut Up & Sing (David Cassidy, Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck)

Wordplay (Patrick Creadon and Christine O'Malley)


Best Foreign Language Film

Apocalypto (Bruce Davey and Mel Gibson)

Letters from Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz and Steven Spielberg)

Pan's Labyrinth (Alvaro Augustin, Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro, Bertha Navarro and Frida Torresblanco)

Volver (Pedro Almodovar and Esther Garcia)

Water (David Hamilton and Deepa Mehta)


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