Monday, December 11, 2006

All Hail The Queen: AFF selections win New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Congratulations to AFF favorite The Queen! Peter Morgan's screenplay for the film was selected as the best of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle. Helen Mirren also took the best actress honor from the critics association for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in the portrait of the British royal family in crisis following the death of Princess Diana.

United 93 took best picture honors on Monday. I first saw Paul Greengrass’ drama which focuses on the eponymous flight at our AFF Member Screening days before flying to Toronto for Hot Docs. It definitely took at least 2 hours for the knots in my stomach to untie themselves after seeing the tense, but brilliant drama.

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