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'The Departed' Tops Las Vegas Film Society Awards

Dec 20, 2006 | 10:50am EST

Martin Scorsese's star-studded gangster movie The Departed has landed three honors from the Las Vegas Film Society, including Best Picture.

The Departed also picked up a Best Director accolade for Scorsese and a Best Film Editing nod for Thelma Schoonmaker.

Elsewhere, Helen Mirren was named Best Actress for her turn in The Queen, while Best Actor went to Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland.

Peter O'Toole was honoured with the William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Las Vegas Film Society is made up of 12 local critics who work for various print, radio, TV and Internet publications.

The full list of winners is:

Best Picture--The Departed 

Best Actor--Forest Whitaker in The Last King of Scotland

Best Actress--Helen Mirren in The Queen

Best Supporting Actor--Djimon Hounsou in Blood Diamond

Best Supporting Actress--Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls

Best Director--Martin Scorsese for The Departed

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)--Jason Reitman for Thank You for Smoking

Best Cinematography--Emmanuel Lubezki for Children of Men

Best Film Editing--Thelma Schoonmaker for The Departed

Best Score--Thomas Newman for The Good German

Best Song--“Ordinary Miracle” by David Stewart and Glen Ballard; “Charlotte's Web” by Sarah McLachlan

Best Family Film--Charlotte's Web

Best Documentary--An Inconvenient Truth

Best Animated Film--Monster House

Best Foreign Film--Pan's Labyrinth

Best Costume Design--Marie Antoinette

Best Art Direction--Marie Antoinette

Best Visual Effects--X-Men: The Last Stand

Best Youth in Film--Abigail Breslin in Little Miss Sunshine

Best DVD (Packaging, Design and Content)--Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Warner Home Entertainment)

William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award--Peter O'Toole


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