Critics’ Choice Winners Announced

The Broadcast Film Critics Association handed out its eighth annual Critics’ Choice Awards Friday, and Chicago was the night’s big winner.

The musical was honored for best picture and best ensemble acting, while Catherine Zeta-Jones took home the best supporting actress award.

Chicago‘s star, however, Renee Zellweger, was passed over for best actress. The BFCA instead honored Julianne Moore for her role in the 1950s melodrama Far From Heaven.

On the men’s side, Gangs of New York star Daniel Day-Lewis and About Schmidt‘s Jack Nicholson tied in the best actor category. Chris Cooper won best supporting actor for Adaptation.

Veteran Steven Spielberg received the best director award for Minority Report and Catch Me If You Can.

The 187-member BFCA is made up of television, radio and online critics from the U.S. and Canada. In the past two years, 78 percent of the BFCA’s nominees also become Academy Award contenders.

The BFCA traditionally nominates 10 films for best picture, creating a National Critics’ 10 Best List. There are three nominees–or four in the case of a tie–in each of the 16 other categories.

Here is a complete list of winners:

Best Picture
About Schmidt
Adaptation
Catch Me If You Can
Chicago Winner!
Far From Heaven
Gangs of New York
The Hours
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Pianist
Road to Perdition

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York Winner! (TIE)
Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt Winner! (TIE)
Robin Williams, One Hour Photo

Best Actress
Salma Hayek, Frida
Nicole Kidman, The Hours
Diane Lane, Unfaithful
Julianne Moore, Far From Heaven Winner!

Best Supporting Actor
Chris Cooper, Adaptation Winner!
Alfred Molina, Frida
Paul Newman, Road to Perdition

Best Supporting Actress
Kathy Bates, About Schmidt
Meryl Streep, Adaptation
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago Winner!

Best Acting Ensemble
Chicago Winner!
The Hours
My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Best Director
Roman Polanski, The Pianist
Martin Scorsese, Gangs of New York
Steven Spielberg, Catch Me If You Can/Minority Report Winner!

Best Writer
Charlie Kaufman, Adaptation/Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Winner!
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, About Schmidt
Nia Vardalos, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Best Young Actor/Actress
Kieran Culkin, Igby Goes Down Winner!
Tyler Hoechlin, Road to Perdition
Nicholas Hoult, About a Boy

Best Digital Acting Performance
Dobby, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Gollum, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Winner!
Yoda, Star Wars: Episode II–Attack of the Clones

Best Animated Feature
Ice Age
Lilo and Stitch
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Spirited Away Winner!

Best Family Film (Live Action)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Winner!
The Rookie
Tuck Everlasting

Best Picture Made for Television
Door to Door Winner!
Live From Baghdad
Martin and Lewis

Best Foreign Language Film
Monsoon Wedding
Talk to Her
Y Tu Mama Tambien Winner!

Best Documentary
Bowling for Columbine Winner!
The Kid Stays in the Picture
Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Best Song
“Father and Daughter” from The Wild Thornberrys Movie, Paul Simon
“Hero” from Spider-Man, Chad Kroeger
“Lose Yourself” from 8 Mile, Eminem Winner!

Best Composer
Philip Glass, The Hours
Howard Shore, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
John Williams, Catch Me If You Can/Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets/Minority Report Winner!

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