Held the event annually based on votes conducted by 26 Internet film critics, the New York Film Critics Online announced yesterday, December 10, the winners of its NYFCO Awards for year 2006 at O'Neals' Restaurant on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.
The group gave most prizes to Stephen Frears' "The Queen", bestowing five which included the Best Picture, Best Actress for Helen Mirren, and Best Supporting Actor for Michael Sheen.
Trailing behind the Miramax production is Fox Searchlight's "Little Miss Sunshine" that managed to take home two honors of Best Ensemble Cast and Debut as Directors for Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.
Meanwhile, "An Inconvenient Truth", "Pan's Labyrinth", and "Happy Feet" each scored one award for being Best Documentary Feature, Best Foreign Language Picture, and Best Animated Feature, respectively.
Other recipients among others were Forest Whitaker who won Best Actor category for his role in "The Last King of Scotland" and the "Dreamgirls" star Jennifer Hudson who got labeled Breakthrough Performer and Best Supporting Actress, which she shared with Catherine O'Hara of "For Your Consideration."
For complete list of winners and top ten films, please check it out on NYFCO's official forum at http://nyfco.proboards42.com/index.cgi?board=general&action display&thread=1165791824.