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

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Dec 11, 2006 | 5:11am EST

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 Mirren--The Queen 

Best Actor: Sacha Baron Cohen--Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan and Forest Whitaker--The Last King of Scotland

Best Supporting Actor: Michael Sheen--The Queen 

Best Supporting Actress: Luminita Gheorghiu--The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

Best Screenplay: Peter Morgan--The Queen 

Best Director: Paul Greengrass--United 93

Best Animated Film: Happy Feet

Best Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth

Best Foreign-Language Film: The Lives of Others

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