2007 Critics Choice Awards

January 14, 2007 By:
2007 Critics Choice Awards

It was a star studded night this past weekend as nominees and industry favorites all showed up for the Critics Choice Awards. The 12th annual Critics Choice Awards took place live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Friday, January 12, 2007.

200 film critics make up the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the largest film critics organization in the U.S. and Canada. Hollyscoop was at the Critics Choice Awards so be prepared for some awesome webcasts of the Style Lounge and backstage.

Leonardo DiCaprio led the nominees with a two nods for best actor for his performances in "Blood Diamond" and "The Departed", leading to speculation that Leo has finally come into his own this year with a definite shot at the Oscars in February. Sadly, we were let down when he didn't win the Critics Choice Award.

Here's a list of the winners...

Best Picture

* The Departed

Babel

Blood Diamond

Dreamgirls

Letters from Iwo Jima

Little Children

Little Miss Sunshine

Notes on a Scandal

The Queen

United 93

Best Actor

* Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland

Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed

Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson

Peter O'Toole, Venus

Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness

Best Actress

* Helen Mirren, The Queen

Penelope Cruz, Volver

Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal

Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada

Kate Winslet, Little Children

Best Supporting Actor

* Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls

Ben Affleck, Hollywoodland

Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine

Adam Beach, Flags of Our Fathers

Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond

Jack Nicholson, The Departed

Best Supporting Actress

* Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls

Adriana Barraza, Babel

Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal

Rinko Kikuchi, Babel

Catherine O'Hara, For Your Consideration

Emma Thompson, Stranger Than Fiction

Best Acting Ensemble

* Little Miss Sunshine

Babel

Bobby

The Departed

Dreamgirls

A Prairie Home Companion

Best Director

* Martin Scorsese, The Departed

Bill Condon, Dreamgirls

Clint Eastwood, Letters from Iwo Jima

Stephen Frears, The Queen

Paul Greengrass, United 93

Best Writer

* Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine

Guillermo Arriaga, Babel

Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, Little Children

Zach Helm, Stranger Than Fiction

William Monahan, The Departed

Peter Morgan, The Queen

Best Animated Feature

* Cars

Flushed Away

Happy Feet

Monster House

Over the Hedge

Best Young Actor

* Paul Dano, Little Miss Sunshine

Cameron Bright, Thank You For Smoking

Joseph Cross, Running with Scissors

Freddie Highmore, A Good Year

Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness

Best Young Actress

* Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine

Ivana Baquero, Pan's Labyrinth

Shareeka Epps, Half Nelson

Dakota Fanning, Charlotte’s Web

Keke Palmer, Akeelah and the Bee

Best Comedy

* Borat

For Your Consideration

Little Miss Sunshine

The Devil Wears Prada

Thank You For Smoking