BFCA Picks “Rings,” Penn, Theron

The third and final installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Return of the King, its director, Peter Jackson, Sean Penn and Charlize Theron took top honors at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.

The Return of the King took home best picture, best director honors for Peter Jackson and best acting ensemble Saturday at the ninth annual Broadcast Film Critics’ Association Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif, The Associated Press reports.

The blue-collar crime saga Mystic River won two prizes, best actor and supporting actor, for Sean Penn and Tim Robbins, respectively, while its director, Clint Eastwood, took home a previously announced lifetime achievement award.

Other winners included Charlize Theron as best actress for playing real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster and Renee Zellweger for her supporting turn in the Civil War drama Cold Mountain.

The Beverly Hills Hotel event was organized by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn., which bills itself as the largest such group in the United States and Canada with 182 members from the television, radio and online worlds, AP reports.

The full list of awards:

Best Picture

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Actor

Sean Penn, Mystic River

Best Actress

Charlize Theron, Monster

Best Supporting Actor

Tim Robbins, Mystic River

Best Supporting Actress

Renee Zellweger, Cold Mountain

Best Acting Ensemble

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Director

Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Writer

Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan, In America

Best Young Actor/Actress

Keisha Castle-Hughes, Whale Rider

Best Animated Feature

Finding Nemo

Best Family Film (live action)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Best Picture Made for Television

Angels in America

Best Documentary

Capturing the Friedmans

Best Foreign Language Film

The Barbarian Invasions

Best Song

“A Mighty Wind” from A Mighty Wind by Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Eugene Levy.

Best Composer

Howard Shore, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King