2006 Muriel Awards

Kent M. Beeson


Kent's blog:

This Can't End Well

Kent's ballot:

Best Feature-Length Film
1. The Prestige
2. Dave Chappelle's Block Party
3. A Scanner Darkly
4. Lady in the Water
5. 4
6. Inside Man
7. Marie Antoinette
8. The Departed
9. A Prairie Home Companion
10. Bubble

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Paul Giamatti, Lady in the Water
2. Denzel Washington, Inside Man
3. Daniel Craig, Casino Royale
4. Christian Bale, The Prestige
5. Greg Kinnear, Little Miss Sunshine

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Marina Vovchenko, 4
2. Debbie Doebereiner, Bubble
3. Ellen Page, Hard Candy
4. Spencer Locke, Monster House
5. Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mission: Impossible III
2. Robert Downey Jr., A Scanner Darkly
3. Rob Brydon, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
4. John C. Reilly, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
5. Scott Caan, Friends With Money

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Vera Fermiga, The Departed
2. Jodie Foster, Inside Man
3. Misty Wilkins, Bubble
4. Lucy Liu, Lucky Number Slevin
5. Eva Green, Casino Royale

Best Direction
1. Alfonso Cuaron, Children of Men
2. Christopher Nolan, The Prestige
3. Ilya Khrzhanovsky, 4
4. Spike Lee, Inside Man
5. Rian Johnson, Brick

Best Screenplay
1. Russell Gewirtz, Inside Man
2. Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, The Prestige
3. Richard Linklater, A Scanner Darkly
4. Eli Roth, Hostel
5. Frank Cottrell Boyce, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Children of Men- Long take: Ambush on a rural highway
2. Lady in the Water- Story leaves (final shot)
3. Mission Impossible 3- "Where Is the Rabbit's Foot?"
4. Casino Royale- Parkour life
5. 4- Opening shot

Best Breakthrough Performance
1. Ellen Page, Hard Candy
2. Rob Brydon, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
3. Martin Campbell, Casino Royale

Best First Feature by a Director
1. Ilya Khrzhanovsky, 4
2. Rian Johnson, Brick
3. Gil Kenan, Monster House

Best Ensemble Performance
1. 4
2. The Descent
3. Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

Best Cinematography
1. Emmanuel Lubezki, Children of Men
2. Christopher Doyle, Lady in the Water
3. Dan Laustsen, Silent Hill

1. The Prestige

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