WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 2006

THE WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 2006

BEST PICTURE BY A WOMAN
Little Miss Sunshine: Valerie Faris

BEST PICTURE ABOUT A WOMAN: TIE
Volver,
The Queen

BEST WOMAN STORYTELLER [Screenwriting Award]
Aline Brosh McKenna: The Devil Wears Prada

BEST ACTRESS
Helen Mirren, The Queen

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Maryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada

BEST ACTOR
Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS
Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine

BEST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE: TIE
Sweet Land: Elizabeth Reaser,
Something New, Sanaa Lathan

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Water: Deepa Mehta

BEST MUSIC
Dreamgirls

ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD: For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women
Sisters In Law: Florence Ayisi and Kim Longinotto

JOSEPHINE BAKER AWARD: For best expressing the woman of color experience in America
Been Rich All My Life: Heather MacDonald

KAREN MORLEY AWARD: For best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity
Sweet Land: Elizabeth Reaser
Room: Cyndi Williams

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Barbara Kopple

SPECIAL MENTION FOR A FEMALE’S RIGHT TO MALE ROLES IN MOVIES
Shareeka Epps: Half Nelson
Isabella Rossellini: My Dad Is 100 Years Old

ACTING AND ACTIVISM
Sharon Stone: For her work with AMFAR, in the fight against AIDS on the planet

BEST DOCUMENTARIES
In Recognition Of Women’s Excellence In The Documentary Category,
In Light Of Their General Exclusion From Mainstream Filmmaking:

ABOVE AND BEYOND
The Ground Truth: Patricia Foulkrod
The War Tapes: Deborah Scranton

GROUNDBREAKER
Jesus Camp: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

COURAGE IN FILMMAKING
Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing: Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck
The Color Of Olives: Carolina Rivas

BEST EQUALITY OF THE SEXES
Ellen Page: Hard Candy

MOST OFFENSIVE MALE CHARACTERS
Sacha Baron Cohen: Borat
Jason Statham: Crank

WFCC TOP TEN HALL OF SHAME
Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction
Loverboy
Sorry, Haters
Turistas
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
Shadowboxer
Venus
The Quiet
Heading South
Mini’s First Time

BEST ANIMATED FEMALES
Happy Feet: Brittany Murphy and Nicole Kidman

BEST FAMILY FILMS (Non-animated)
Lassie
Nanny McPhee
Miss Potter

The Women Film Critics Circle Awards were announced on our annual Awards Ceremony on-air at WBAI Radio, 99.5 FM in NY and on Web Radio at wbai.org, on December 14th 2006 at 11am.

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