2006 Muriel Awards

Mark Pfeiffer


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Mark's ballot:

Best Feature-Length Film
1. The Prestige
2. The Departed
3. United 93
4. Borat
5. The Notorious Bettie Page
6. A Prairie Home Companion
7. Charlotte's Web
8. Neil Young: Heart of Gold
9. Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
10. The Science of Sleep

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Christian Bale, The Prestige
2. Hugh Jackman, The Prestige
3. Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat
4. Steve Coogan, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
5. Will Ferrell, Stranger Than Fiction

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Gretchen Mol, The Notorious Bettie Page
2. Julia Roberts, Charlotte's Web
3. Ellen Page, Hard Candy
4. Maggie Cheung, Clean
5. Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Michael Caine, The Prestige
2. Mark Walhberg, The Departed
3. Michael Sheen, The Queen
4. Ben Affleck, Hollywoodland
5. David Bowie, The Prestige

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada
2. Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
3. Frances McDormand, Friends with Money
4. Sandra Bullock, Infamous
5. Meryl Streep, A Prairie Home Companion

Best Direction
1. Christopher Nolan, The Prestige
2. Martin Scorsese, The Departed
3. Paul Greengrass, United 93
4. Mary Harron, The Notorious Bettie Page
5. Robert Altman, A Prairie Home Companion

Best Screenplay
1. The Prestige
2. United 93
3. The Departed
4. Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
5. A Prairie Home Companion

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Charlotte breaks the bad news to Wilbur, Charlotte's Web
2. Borat vs. Azamat, Borat
3. In the womb, Tristram Shandy
4. Bike chase, L'Enfant
5. I've had it with these snakes, Snakes on a Plane

Best Breakthrough Performance
1. Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
2. Ellen Page, Hard Candy
3. Debbie Doebereiner, Bubble

Best First Feature by a Director
1. Brick
2. Sweet Land
3. Little Miss Sunshine

Best Ensemble Performance
1. The Prestige
2. The Departed
3. A Praire Home Companion

Best Cinematography
1. Apocalypto
2. Marie Antoinette
3. The Notorious Bettie Page

Best new DVD Release
1. Metropolitan
2. The Double Life of Veronique
3. Kicking and Screaming

1. The Prestige

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