2006 Muriel Awards

Jenny Sekwa


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Jenny's ballot:

Best Feature-Length Film
1. The Departed
2. Half Nelson
3. United 93
4. Letters from Iwo Jima
5. Children of Men
6. Borat
7. A Prairie Home Companion
8. Little Children
9. Casino Royale
10. Thank You For Smoking

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Ryan Gosling- Half Nelson
2. Forest Whitaker- Last King of Scotland
3. Leonardo DiCaprio- The Departed
4. Aaron Eckhart- Thank You for Smoking
5. Sacha Baron Cohen- Borat

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Meryl Streep- The Devil Wears Prada
2. Helen Mirren- The Queen
3. Maggie Gyllenhaal- Sherrybaby
4. Kate Winslet- Little Children
5. Dame Judi Dench- Notes on a Scandal

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. James McAvoy- Last King of Scotland
2. Anthony Mackie- Half Nelson
3. Djimon Hounsou- Blood Diamond
4. Mark Wahlberg- The Departed
5. Michael Sheen- The Queen

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Jennifer "Tear the Multiplex Roof Off" Hudson - Dreamgirls
2. Adriana Barraza- Babel
3. Shareeka Epps- Half Nelson
4. Rinko Kikuchi- Babel
5. Emily Blunt- The Devil Wears Prada

Best Direction
1. Martin Scorsese- The Departed
2. Paul Greengrass- United 93
3. Children of Men- Alfonso Cuaron
4. Letters from Iwo Jima- Clint Eastwood
5. Little Children- Todd Field

Best Screenplay
1. The Departed
2. Half Nelson
3. Children of Men
4. Little Children
5. Borat

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Jennifer Hudson blowing off every Cineplex roof in the country singing "And I am Telling You I'm Not Going"- Dreamgirls
2. Crackhead teacher Ryan Gosling hypocritically admonishing Anthony Mackie to stay away from Shareeka Epps- Half Nelson
3. Sequence of shots after Flight 11 has crashed into the first tower from the New York Air Traffic Controllers to the Newark Tower staff getting a visual over the Verrazano Bridge to stunned silent reactions- United 93
4. Nude wrestling- Borat
5. James McAvoy getting caught and strung up by his chest via hooks by Forrest Whitaker's henchmen as he tries to flee from country- Last King of Scotland

Best Breakthrough Performance
1. Jennifer Hudson- Dreamgirls
2. James McAvoy- Last King of Scotland
3. Rinko Kikuchi- Babel

Best Ensemble Performance
1. The Devil Wears Prada
2. Little Miss Sunshine
3. The Departed

Best Cinematography
1. Tom Stern- Letters From Iwo Jima
2. Michael Ballhaus- The Departed
3. Rodrigo Prieto- Babel

Best new DVD Release
1. Dazed and Confused
2. Scarface (Platinum Edition)
3. A History of Violence

1. The Departed

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