2006 Muriel Awards

Greg Dunlap


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Greg's ballot:

Best Feature-Length Film
1. Clean
2. Children Of Men
3. The Puffy Chair
4. Wordplay
5. Perfume: The Story Of A Muderer
6. Brick
7. The Science Of Sleep
8. Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story
9. Dave Chappelle's Block Party
10. Pusher II

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Brick
2. Nick Nolte - Clean
3. Clive Owen - Children Of Men
4. Doug Bruce - Unknown White Male
5. Aaron Eckhart - Thank You For Smoking

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Maggie Cheung - Clean
2. Kathryn Aselton - The Puffy Chair
3. Claire-Hope Ashitey - Children Of Men
4. Charlotte Gainsbourg - The Science Of Sleep
5. Vera Farmiga - The Departed

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Mark Wahlberg - The Departed
2. Will Oldham - Old Joy
3. Zlatko Buric - Pusher II
4. Rhett Wilkins - The Puffy Chair
5. Lukas Haas - Brick

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Rachel Hurd-Wood - Perfume
2. Emma de Caunes - Science Of Sleep
3. Naomie Harris - Tristram Shandy
4. Pam Ferris - Children Of Men

Best Direction
1. Perfume : The Story Of A Murderer
2. Children Of Men
3. The Science Of Sleep
4. Brick
5. Tristram Shandy

Best Screenplay
1. Clean
2. The Puffy Chair
3. Brick
4. Perfume
5. Children Of Men

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Unveiling the perfume from the gallows - Perfume
2. "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" - Wordplay
3. Long take: battle and cease-fire in immigrant camp - Children Of Men
4. Maggie cries - Clean
5. "Jesus Walks" - Dave Chappelle's Block Party

Best First Feature by a Director
1. Brick- Rian Johnson
2. Puffy Chair- Jay Duplass
3. Wordplay- Patrick Creadon

Best Ensemble Performance
1. Brick
2. Dave Chappelle's Block Party
3. Tristram Shandy

Best Cinematography
1. Perfume
2. Old Joy
3. Police Beat

Best new DVD Release
1. 50 Years Of Janus Films
2. The Conformist
3. The Krzysztof Kieslowski Collection (Early Films)

1. Clean

Miscellaneous commentary:

My only additional award is for Best Arts Website which goes enthusiastically to The Onion AVClub. This last year they have pushed out more and more fantastic content from a growing band of immensely talented writers, as well as improving their website into a community of intelligent like-minded folks who love to chatter. It used to be that I would visit the AVClub once a week when The Onion was my real destination but now I almost never go the the main site at all, and I visit the AVClub daily. Great great stuff, commendations all around.