Washington DC Critics Name Munich Best Film, Spielberg Best Director

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                   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
    Best Actor
    Philip Seymour Hoffman -- Capote
    Best Actress
    Reese Witherspoon -- Walk the Line
    Best Supporting Actor
    Paul Giamatti -- Cinderella Man
    Best Supporting Actress
    Amy Adams -- Junebug
    Best Director
    Steven Spielberg -- Munich
    Best Screenplay, Original
    Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco -- Crash
    Best Screenplay, Adapted
    Dan Futterman -- Capote
    Best Film
    Best Foreign Film
    Kung Fu Hustle/Sony Pictures Classic
    Best Animated Feature
    Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit/DreamWorks
    Best Documentary
    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room/Magnolia Pictures
    Best Breakthrough Performance
    Terrence Howard/Hustle & Flow
    Best Ensemble
    Crash/Lions Gate
    Best Art Direction
    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe/Buena Vista
SOURCE Washington DC Area Film Critics Association

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