the year-end project: 
2018, 2017, 201620152014201320122011, 2010200920082007
2006 (Marie Antoinette, below)... 2005200420032002200120001999,
1998199719961995199419931992, 199119901989198819871986
1985,1984,19831982198119801975-791970-741965-691960-64
1955-591950-541940-491930-391920-29 + Superlatives Index


2006: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. Marie Antoinette (dir: Sofia Coppola)

  2. The Host (dir: Bong Joon Ho)

  3. Volver (dir: Pedro Almodovar)

  4. Children of Men (dir: Alfonso Cuaron)

  5. The Science of Sleep (dir: Michel Gondry)

  6. Pan's Labyrinth (dir: Guillermo del Toro)

  7. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (dir: Larry Charles)

  8. Miami Vice (dir: Michael Mann)

  9. Three Times (dir: Hsiao-Hsien Ho)

  10. Notes on a Scandal (dir: Richard Eyre)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Away from Her (dir: Sarah Polley), The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (dir: Cristi Puiu), The Departed (dir: Martin Scorsese), The Descent (dir: Neill Marshall), The Devil Wears Prada (dir: David Frankel), Inside Man (dir: Spike Lee),  A Prairie Home Companion (dir: Robert Altman), A Scanner Darkly (dir: Richard Linklater), and Step Up (dir: Anne Fletcher)


Best Film of the Year: Marie Antoinette
Director: Sofia Coppola Producers: Sofia Coppola, Ross Katz
US Distributor: Columbia Pictures


Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst on the set of     Marie Antoinette

Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst on the set of Marie Antoinette

Best Director:
1.
Sofia Coppola, Marie Antoinette
2. Alfonso Cuaron, Children of Men
3. Michel Gondry, The Science of Sleep
4. Bong Joon Ho, The Host
5. Guillermo del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth

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Best Actor:
1. Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit the Glorious Nation of Kazahkstan
2. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed
3. Gael Garcia Bernal, The Science of Sleep
4. Denzel Washington, Inside Man
5. Clive Owen, Children of Men


Penelope Cruz and Yohana Cobo in Pedro Almodovar's  Volver

Penelope Cruz and Yohana Cobo in Pedro Almodovar's Volver

Best Actress:
1. Penelope Cruz, Volver
2. Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
3. Qi Shu, Three Times
4. Kate Winslet, Little Children
5. Kirsten Dunst, Marie Antoinette


Chiwetel Ejiofor in Alfonso Cuaron's  Children of Men

Chiwetel Ejiofor in Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Children of Men
2. Woody Harrelson, A Prairie Home Companion
3. Doug Jones, Pan’s Labyrinth
4. Mark Wahlberg, The Departed
5. Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children


Stanley Tucci and Meryl Streep in David Frankel's  The Devil Wears Prada

Stanley Tucci and Meryl Streep in David Frankel's The Devil Wears Prada

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
2. Gong Li, Miami Vice
3. Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
4. Lily Tomlin, A Prairie Home Companion
5. Meryl Streep, A Prairie Home Companion


Alain Chabat and Gael Garcia Bernal in Michel Gondry's  The Science of Sleep

Alain Chabat and Gael Garcia Bernal in Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep

Best Original Screenplay:
1. The Science of Sleep – Michel Gondry
2. Volver – Pedro Almodovar
3. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu – Cristi Puiu and Razvan Radulescu
4. Three Times — Hsiao-Hsien Hou and T'ien-wen Chu
5. Inside Man — Russell Gewirtz


Jamie Foxx in Michael Mann's  Miami Vice

Jamie Foxx in Michael Mann's Miami Vice

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. Miami Vice – Michael Mann
2. Notes on a Scandal – Patrick Marber
3. A Scanner Darkly – Richard Linklater
4. The Devil Wears Prada – Aline Brosh McKenna
5. Little Children – Tom Perrota and Todd Field


Clive Owen and Charlie Hunnam in Alfonso Cuaron's  Children of Men

Clive Owen and Charlie Hunnam in Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men

Best Cinematography:
1. Children of Men – Emmanuel Lubezki
2. Little Children – Antonio Calvache
3. Marie Antoinette – Lance Acord
4. Miami Vice – Dion Beebe
5. The Host – Kim Hyung-ku


Song Kang-ho and Doona Bae in Bong Joon Ho's  The Host

Song Kang-ho and Doona Bae in Bong Joon Ho's The Host

Best Original Score:
1. 
The Host – Lee Byung-woo
2. Little Children – Thomas Newman
3. Miami Vice – John Murphy
4. Notes on a Scandal – Philip Glass
5. Pan’s Labyrinth – Javier Navarrette


Clive Owen and Julianne Moore in Alfonso Cuaron’s  Children of Men

Clive Owen and Julianne Moore in Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men

Best Film Editing:
1. Children of Men – Alfonso Cuaron and Alex Rodriguez
2. Marie Antoinette – Sarah Flack
3. The Descent – Jon Harris
4. The Host – Kim Sun-min
5. Step Up – Nancy Richardson

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Gael Garcia Bernal and Charlotte Gainsbourgh in Michel Gondry's  The Science of Sleep

Gael Garcia Bernal and Charlotte Gainsbourgh in Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep

Best Production Design:
1. The Science of Sleep – Ann Chakraverty, Pierre Pell and Stephane Rosenbaum
2. Children of Men — Jim Clay, Geoffrey Kirkland, and Jennifer Williams
3. Marie Antoinette – K.K. Barrett and Veronique Melery
4. Pan's Labyrinth – Eugenio Caballero and Pilar Revuelta
5. The Prestige – Nathan Crowley and Julie Ochipinti


Jason Schwartzman and Kirsten Dunst in Sofia Coppola's  Marie Antoinette

Jason Schwartzman and Kirsten Dunst in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette

Best Costume Design:
1. 
Marie Antoinette Milena Canonero
2. Pan's Labyrinth — Lala Huete
3. V for Vendetta — Sammy Sheldon
4. The Prestige — Joan Bergin
5. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer — Pierre Yves-Gayraud


Best Documentary Feature: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, Jesus Camp
Best Animated Feature: Satoshi Kon, Paprika

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Best Ensemble Cast: The Departed
Orson Welles' Best First Feature: Sarah Polley, Away from Her

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Best Ensemble Cast (dir: Martin Scorsese; in alphabetical order): Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Corrigan, James Badge Dale, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio (pictured), Vera Farmiga, Mark Wahlberg, Jack Nicholson (pictured), David O'Hara, Martin Sheen and Ray Winstone

Best First Feature: Gordon Pinsent and Julie Christie in Sarah Polley's Away from Her


the year-end project: 
2018, 2017, 2016,  20152014201320122011, 201020092008
2007, 2006 ... 2005200420032002200120001999,
1998199719961995199419931992, 19911990198919881987
19861985,1984,19831982198119801975-791970-741965-691960-64
1955-591950-541940-491930-391920-29 + Superlatives Index