Clive Owen's new drama CHILDREN OF MEN and THE DEPARTED were the big winners at the fifth annual Central Ohio Film Critics Association awards, announced last night (11JAN07).
Children of Men beat The Departed to this year's big Best Film prize, but Martin Scorsese's gritty drama picked up the most honours.
The Leonardo Dicaprio and Jack Nicholson film earned Scorsese a Best Director honour and also picked up Best Actor (DiCaprio), Best Ensemble and Best Screenplay-Adapted prizes.
Other big winners in Ohio included DAME Helen Mirren for Best Actress (THE QUEEN), while DREAMGIRLS stars Eddie Murphy and JENNIFER HUDSON claimed the Best Supporting Actor and Actress honours. Hudson also won the Breakthrough Film Artist award.
Clive Owen took home the Actor of The Year prize for his "exemplary work in Children of Men and INSIDE MAN."
Environmental film AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH claimed Ohio critics' Best Documentary; PAN'S LABYRINTH the Best Foreign Language Film; CARS for Best Animated Film, and BRICK for Best Overlooked Film.