Clint Eastwood’s ‘Letters’ Named Top Movie by L.A. Critics

Clint Eastwood‘s World War II drama Letters from Iwo Jima has been named the top movie of 2006 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Eastwood‘s movie, which will be released Dec. 20, is the second war film from the actor/director this year, following Flags of Our Fathers.

The Queen was named runner-up in the Best Picture category, but critics named Helen Mirren Best Actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II and costar Michael Sheen as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony next month.

The full list of winners is:

Best Picture: Letters from Iwo Jima

Best Actress: Helen MirrenThe Queen 

Best Actor: Sacha Baron CohenBorat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan and Forest WhitakerThe Last King of Scotland

Best Supporting Actor: Michael SheenThe Queen 

Best Supporting Actress: Luminita GheorghiuThe Death of Mr. Lazarescu

Best Screenplay: Peter MorganThe Queen 

Best Director: Paul GreengrassUnited 93

Best Animated Film: Happy Feet

Best Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth

Best Foreign-Language Film: The Lives of Others

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