The Cranky Critic® Best of 2006
We usually do a big spiel at year's end but medical junk is making writing difficult.

last king of scotland
Film

Last King of Scotland

we are marshall
Movie

We Are Marshall

ant bully
Animated

The Ant Bully

charlotte's web
Family

Charlotte's Web

aurora borealis
Independent

Aurora Borealis

. . . the rest of the best . . . borat

Borat

little miss sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine

The Queen

The Queen

World Trade Center

World Trade Center

Director
martin scorsese

Martin Scorsese should take Oscar for The Departed unless . . .
Clint Eastwood
takes it for his double header of Flags Of Our Fathers / Flags of Iwo Jima
we add Oliver Stone - World Trade Center to the list

 

Actor

forest whitaker

Forest Whitaker
Last King of Scotland

If he doesn't get Oscar, something is very wrong

Actress

helen mirren in the queen

Helen Mirren

The Queen

We had tapped Renee Zellweger for her role in Miss Potter but the studio pushed the release to 2007 (except LA for Oscar noms) so that's that


Supporting
Actor
donald sutherland

Donald Sutherland
Aurora Borealis

although Oscar will go to
Eddie Murphy
Dreamgirls

Supporting
Actress
jennifer hudson

Jennifer Hudson
Dreamgirls

The only "done deal" of the season. Any other winner would be a major upset.

BEST SCREENPLAY
Aurora Borealis
World Trade Center

Little Miss Sunshine
We Are Marshall
 

 

Worst


Marie Antoinette

ENSEMBLE CAST
Little Miss Sunshine