Double awards also for Capote and Crash
Breakthrough award to Terrence Howard for "Hustle & Flow"
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington DC Area Film Critics
Association (WAFCA) today selected "Munich" the best film of the year and
selected its director, Steven Spielberg, for top honors as well. Other films
receiving more than one award were "Capote" (best actor to Philip Seymour
Hoffman and best adapted screenplay to first-time screenwriter Dan Futterman)
and "Crash" (best original screenplay to Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco and
best ensemble acting).
This year, WAFCA's "breakthrough" award went to Terrence Howard ("Hustle &
Flow"). "We are delighted to recognize Howard's brilliant work, not just in
this film but in 'Crash' and 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'' this year," said WAFCA
President Tim Gordon. "We expect to be announcing him as the winner of a best
actor award some day."
In a new category, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the
Wardrobe," was the winner of the award for best art direction. Reese
Witherspoon was selected as best actress for her performance as June Carter
Cash in "Walk the Line." Supporting awards went to Amy Adams for "Junebug" and
Paul Giamatti for "Cinderella Man." Best foreign film was Stephen Chow's
action comedy "Kung Fu Hustle" and best animated film was the Nick Parks'
claymation feature, "Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit." Best
documentary was "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room."
The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association is comprised of 34
DC-based film critics from television, radio, print and the internet. Voting
was conducted from December 9-11, 2005.
2005 WAFCA Choices
Final Results-2005 Washington (D.C.) Area Film Critics Association Awards
Philip Seymour Hoffman -- Capote
Reese Witherspoon -- Walk the Line
Best Supporting Actor
Paul Giamatti -- Cinderella Man
Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams -- Junebug
Steven Spielberg -- Munich
Best Screenplay, Original
Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco -- Crash
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Dan Futterman -- Capote
Best Foreign Film
Kung Fu Hustle/Sony Pictures Classic
Best Animated Feature
Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit/DreamWorks
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room/Magnolia Pictures
Best Breakthrough Performance
Terrence Howard/Hustle & Flow
Best Art Direction
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe/Buena Vista
SOURCE Washington DC Area Film Critics Association