2006 Muriel Awards

Best Supporting Performance (Male), 2006


Mark Wahlberg, The Departed

"Marky Mark lit up the screen in The Departed every time he showed his face. I found myself actively yearning for his scenes as the film went on, to bring the life back to a movie I wasn't all that hot on. Some have called his tough guy performance a one-trick pony (comparing it to co-star Alec Baldwin's turn in Glengarry Glen Ross), but his best scene is the last one, in which he doesn't say a word."- Greg Dunlap

Best Supporting Actor

Category rankings:
1. Mark Wahlberg, The Departed (43 points/7 votes)
2. Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children (27/5)
3. Jack Nicholson, The Departed (22/3)
4. Michael Sheen, The Queen (19/4)
5. Sergi Lopez, Pan's Labyrinth (19/3)
5. Nick Nolte, Clean (19/3)
5. Robert Downey, Jr., A Scanner Darkly (19/3)
8. Ray Winstone, The Proposition (18/3)
9. Michael Caine, The Prestige (15/2)
10. Anthony Mackie, Half Nelson (14/2)
11. Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine (12/2)
11. Brad Pitt, Babel (12/2)
13. Jason Schwartzman, Marie-Antoinette (10/2)
14. John C. Reilly, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (9/2)

The following actors received one vote apiece:
Ben Affleck, Hollywoodland
Alec Baldwin, The Departed
Sacha Baron Cohen, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Adam Beach, Flags of Our Fathers
David Bowie, The Prestige
Rob Brydon, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Zlatko Buric, Pusher II
Scott Caan, Friends With Money
Michael Caine, Children of Men
Steve Carell, Little Miss Sunshine
James Cromwell, The Queen
Paul Dano, Little Miss Sunshine
Ken Davitian, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Mos Def, 16 Blocks
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Children of Men
Paul Giamatti, The Illusionist
Lukas Haas, Brick
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mission: Impossible III
Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond
James McAvoy, The Last King of Scotland
Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
Bill Nighy, Notes on a Scandal
Will Oldham, Old Joy
Aurelien Recoing, 13 Tzameti
Geoffrey Rush, Candy
Dax Shepherd, Idiocracy
Hugo Weaving, Little Fish
Rhett Wilkins, The Puffy Chair
Robin Williams, Happy Feet