The Critics’ Choice Awards were last night. It was just the usual boring pc jokes and the winners rushing to finish their speeches. As a big award show person (and a film buff) one thing happened that was very upsetting. The show’s producers were on tight schedule and that means that the most irritating thing has to happen… Cutting off the microphone and zooming out, off the man or woman who just received an award. And this happened to none other than Ang Lee as he was accepting his award for Best Director of Brokeback Mountain. Thankfully, there were some intelligent people in the audience who booed when his mic was turned off and Ang Lee was able to finish his speech.

Now, I love award shows and I understand that you have make sure every second is scheduled. But when mics are turned off and music starts playing over the winners speech, frankly it is just rude. There is so much hype during the award season that when someone achieves great things, such as an Academy Award or a Golden Globe, they deserve an equal amount of respect. Who cares if the show goes on for four hours? I certainly don’t. And guess what, the people who do care, usually don’t watch the award show until the end; they would probably turn off their TV as soon as the host finished his intro.

Here are the nominees and winners of the Broadcast Film Critics’ Choice Awards. The winners are bolded in red.

BEST PICTURE
Brokeback Mountain
Capote
Cinderella Man
The Constant Gardener
Crash
Good Night, and Good Luck
King Kong
Memoirs of a Geisha
Munich
Walk the Line


BEST ACTOR
Russell Crowe, Cinderella Man
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line
David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck


BEST ACTRESS
Joan Allen, The Upside of Anger
Judi Dench , Mrs. Henderson Presents
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice
Charlize Theron, North Country
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
George Clooney, Syriana
Kevin Costner, The Upside of Anger
Matt Dillon, Crash
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
Terrence Howard, Crash


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adam, Junebug
Maria Bello, A History of Violence
Catherine Keener, Capote
Frances McDormand, North Country
Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain


BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Crash
Good Night, and Good Luck
Rent
Syriana
Sin City

BEST DIRECTOR
George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck
Paul Haggis, Crash
Ron Howard, Cinderella Man
Peter Jackson, King Kong
Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Steven Spielberg, Munich


BEST WRITER
Noah Baumbach, The Squid and the Whale
George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Good Night, and Good Luck
Dan Futterman, Capote
Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, Crash
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, Brokeback Mountain


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Chicken Little
Corpse Bride
Howl’s Moving Castle
Madagascar
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit


BEST YOUNG ACTOR
Jesse Eisenberg, The Squid and the Whale
Alex Etel, Millions
Freddie Highmore, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Owen Kline, The Squid and the Whale
Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire


BEST YOUNG ACTRESS
Flora Cross, Bee Season
Dakota Fanning, War of the Worlds
Georgie Henley , The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Q’Orianka Kilcher, The New World
Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


BEST COMEDY MOVIE
The 40 Year-Old Virgin
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Mrs. Henderson Presents
The Producers
The Wedding Crashers


BEST FAMILY FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Dreamer
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe


BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Into the West
No Direction Home
Rome
Warm Springs


BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
Cache
Kung Fu Hustle
Oldboy
Paradise Now
2046


BEST SONG
“Hustle & Flow” by Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow
“A Love That Will Never Grow Old” by Emmylou Harris, Brokeback Mountain
“Same in Any Language” by I Nine, Elizabethtown
“Seasons of Love” by Tracie Thoms, Jesse L. Martin and Cast, Rent
“Travelin’ Thru” by Dolly Parton, Transamerica


BEST SOUNDTRACK
Elizabethtown
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Producers
Rent
Walk the Line


BEST COMPOSER
James Horner, The New World
Gustavo Santaolalla, Brokeback Mountain
John Williams, Memoirs of a Geisha

Nancy Wilson, Elizabethtown


BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Enron–The Smartest Guys in the Room
Grizzly Man
Mad Hot Ballroom
March of the Penguins
Murderball

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