12th Critics' Choice Awards

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12th Critics' Choice Awards
DateJanuary 14, 2007
Official websitewww.criticschoice.com
Best FilmThe Departed

The 12th Critics' Choice Awards were presented on January 14, 2007, honoring the finest achievements of 2006 filmmaking. The event was held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California and broadcast on E!.[1][2][3][4][5]

Top 10 films[edit]

(in alphabetical order)

Winners and nominees[edit]

Martin Scorsese, Best Director winner
Forest Whitaker, Best Actor winner
Helen Mirren, Best Actress winner
Eddie Murphy, Best Supporting Actor winner
Jennifer Hudson, Best Supporting Actress winner
Paul Dano, Best Young Actor winner
Abigail Breslin, Best Young Actress winner
Michael Arndt, Best Writer winner
Best Picture

The Departed

Best Director

Martin ScorseseThe Departed

Best Actor

Forest WhitakerThe Last King of Scotland as Idi Amin

Best Actress

Helen MirrenThe Queen as Queen Elizabeth II

Best Supporting Actor

Eddie MurphyDreamgirls as James "Thunder" Early

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer HudsonDreamgirls as Effie White

Best Young Actor

Paul DanoLittle Miss Sunshine as Dwayne Hoover

Best Young Actress

Abigail BreslinLittle Miss Sunshine as Olive Hoover

Best Acting Ensemble

Little Miss Sunshine

Best Writer

Little Miss SunshineMichael Arndt

Best Animated Feature


Best Documentary Feature

An Inconvenient Truth

Best Family Film

Charlotte's Web

Best Foreign Language Film

Letters from Iwo JimaUnited States

Best Composer

The IllusionistPhilip Glass

Best Song

"Listen" – Dreamgirls

Best Comedy Movie


Best Soundtrack


Best Picture Made for Television[edit]

Elizabeth I


Nominations Film
7 Babel
The Departed
Little Miss Sunshine
4 The Queen
3 Blood Diamond
Charlotte's Web
Letters from Iwo Jima
Little Children
Notes on a Scandal
2 Akeelah and the Bee
The Devil Wears Prada
Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing
For Your Consideration
Half Nelson
Happy Feet
An Inconvenient Truth
Pan's Labyrinth
The Pursuit of Happyness
Stranger than Fiction
Thank You for Smoking
United 93
Wins Film
4 Dreamgirls
Little Miss Sunshine
2 The Departed


  1. ^ Kit, Borys (January 16, 2007). "'Departed' wows b'cast critics". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 16, 2007.
  2. ^ Olsen, Mark (January 14, 2007). "'Departed,' Scorsese win Critics' Choice awards". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 14, 2007.
  3. ^ David M. Halbfinger; Sharon Waxman (February 26, 2007). "'The Departed' Wins Best Picture, Scorsese Best Director". The New York Times. Retrieved February 26, 2007.
  4. ^ King, Susan (December 13, 2006). "Critics' Choice nominees selected". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on October 3, 2023. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
  5. ^ "The 12th Critics' Choice Movie Awards Winners And Nominees". Critics' Choice Movie Awards. Archived from the original on September 4, 2012. Retrieved September 4, 2012.