Top Critics Choice Awards Go To The Departed
In the run-up to the Golden Globe Awards, which air tonight (Monday) from Beverly Hills, the Broadcast Film Critics Association on Friday selected Martin Scorsese's The Departed to receive its best picture Critics Choice award. Scorsese won the best director award, while Forest Whitaker and Helen Mirren won the top actor awards for their performances in The Last King of Scotland and The Queen, respectively. Little Miss Sunshine won for best acting ensemble. Meanwhile, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu's Babel has emerged as the favorite to pick up the best picture award at tonight's Golden Globes ceremony. It is competing against The Departed, The Queen, Bobby, and Little Children. The top award is due to be presented by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is still hobbling on crutches following his recent skiing accident.