Phoenix & Toronto Critics Offer Their Year-End Favorites

by | December 22, 2005 | Comments

It’s tough to keep up with all the critics’ awards being tossed out this time of year, but Movie City News sure helps out a whole lot. This time we have the year-end picks from critic’s groups in Phoenix, Arizona, and Toronto, Ontario.

Phoenix Film Critics Awards

Best Picture
Cinderella Man

Best Director

George ClooneyGood Night and Good Luck

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Heath LedgerBrokeback Mountain

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Felicity HuffmanTransamerica

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Jake Gyllenhaal – Brokeback Mountain

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Michelle Williams – Brokeback Mountain

Best Ensemble Acting

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Medium

Brokeback Mountain

Best Live Action Family Film

Overlooked Film of the Year
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Best Animated Film
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Best Foreign Language Film

Kung Fu Hustle

Best Documentary
March of the Penguins

Best Original Song

Travelin’ Thru – Transamerica

Best Score
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Best Use of Previously Published or Recorded Music

Walk the Line

Best Cinematography
Brokeback Mountain

Best Film Editing
Sin City

Best Production Design
King Kong

Best Costume Design
Memoirs of a Geisha

Best Visual Effects
King Kong

Best Stunts
Batman Begins

Best Makeup
Sin City

Breakout Performance of the Year – On Screen
Terrence HowardHustle & Flow

Breakout Performance of the Year – Behind the Camera

Paul Haggis – Crash

Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role – Male

Freddie Highmore – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role – Female

Georgie HenleyThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Best Trailer
King Kong

Top Ten Films of 2005
A History of Violence
Brokeback Mountain
Cinderella Man
Good Night and Good Luck
In Her Shoes
King Kong
Sin City
Walk the Line

Toronto Film Critics Awards

Best Picture
A History of Violence

Best Director
David Cronenberg, A History of Violence

Best Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote

Best Actress
Laura Linney, The Squid & the Whale

Best Supporting Actor
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man

Best Supporting Actress
Catherine Keener, Capote

Best Screenplay
Noah Baumbach, The Squid & the Whale

Best Animated Film
Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-rabbit

Best Foreign Language
The World

Best Documentary

Grizzly Man

Best First Feature
Bennett Miller, Capote

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