DK's Best Achievements in Cinema - 2006

Best Director
Paul Greengrass    United 93
Also worth mentioning
Christopher Nolan    The Prestige
Tom Tykwer    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Mark Neveldine,
Brian Taylor
Gyorgy Palfi    Taxidermia
Ruairi Robinson    The Silent City
Oskar Roehler    Elementary Particles
Marc Evans    Snow Cake
Marc Forster    Stranger than Fiction
Shane Meadows    This is England
Zack Snyder    300
Yimou Zhang    Curse of the Golden Flower

Best Actor
Ben Whishaw    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Dustin Hoffman    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Sean Penn    All the King's Men
Jeremy Davies    Rescue Dawn
Christian Bale    Rescue Dawn
Steve Zahn    Rescue Dawn
Alan Rickman    Snow Cake
David Fox    Snow Cake
Vim Diesel    Find me Guilty
Peter Dinklage    Find me Guilty
Alan Arkin    Little Miss Sunshine
Christian Bale    Hash Times,
The Prestige
David Bowie    The Prestige
Forest Whitaker    The Last King of Scotland
James McAvoy    The Last King of Scotland
Thomas Turgoose    This is England
Glen Hansard    Once
Will Ferrell    Stranger than Fiction
Edward Norton    The Painted Veil
Gerard Butler    300

Best Cinematography
Colin Watkinson    The Fall
Xiaoding Zhao    Curse of the Golden Flower
Also worth mentioning
Frank Griebe    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Pawel Edelman    All the King's Men
Barry Ackroyd    United 93
Gergely Poharnok    Taxidermia
Lloyd Ahern II    Broken Trail
Dean Semler    Apocalypto
Adam Biddle    Crank
Carl-Friedrich Koschnick    Elementary Particles
Arkadiusz Tomiak    Palimpsest
Larry Fong    300

Best Score
Clint Mansell    The Fountain
Reinhold Heil,
Johnny Klimek,
Tom Tykwer
   Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
David Julyan    The Prestige
Also worth mentioning
Shigeru Umebayashi    Curse of the Golden Flower
John Powell    United 93
Broken Social Scene    Snow Cake
Krishna Levy    The Fall
John Murphy    Basic Instinct 2
Martin Todsharow    Elementary Particles
James Horner    Apocalypto,
All the King's Men
Gilad Benamram    Danika
Alex Heffes    The Last King of Scotland
Philip Glass    Notes on a Scandal
Javier Navarrete    Pan's Labyrinth
Byung-woo Lee    The Host
Bartlomiej Gliniak    Palimpsest
Britt Daniel,
Brian Reitzell
   Stranger than Fiction
Edmund Butt    True North
Ludovico Einaudi    This is England
Don MacDonald    Fido

Best Sound Editing
United 93
Curse of the Golden Flower
Best Picture
The Prestige
United 93
Snow Cake
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Best Actress
Sigourney Weaver    Snow Cake
Also worth mentioning
Catinca Untaru    The Fall
Maggie Gyllenhaal    SherryBaby,
Stranger than Fiction
Helen Mirren    The Queen
Judi Dench    Notes on a Scandal
Emma Thompson    Stranger than Fiction
Cate Blanchett    Notes on a Scandal
Carice van Houten    Black Book
Marketa Irglova    Once

Best Makeup
Rick Baker    Click
Matthew W. Mungle    Date Movie
?    200 Pounds Beauty
?    300
Todd Masters,
Dan Rebert
Also worth mentioning
Aldo Signoretti,
Vittorio Sodano
David Marti,
Montse Ribe
   Pan's Labyrinth

Best Visual Effects
?    300
Ruairi Robinson    The Silent City
Alex Bicknell    Little Man
?    Renaissance
Also worth mentioning
?    X-Men: The Last Stand
?    The Host
?    Charlotte's Web
?    A Scanner Darkly
?    Flags of Our Fathers
?    Silent Hill
?    United 93
?    Children of Men
?    The Fountain

Best Writing
Angela Pell    Snow Cake
Also worth mentioning
Jonathan Nolan,
Christopher Nolan
   The Prestige
Nicole Holofcener    Friends with Money
Zoe Heller,
Patrick Marber
   Notes on a Scandal
Zach Helm    Stranger than Fiction

Best Steadicam
Also worth mentioning
Colin Anderson    Mission: Impossible III,
?    The Sentinel
?    RV
Marcus Pohlus,
Jorg Widmer
   Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Gerard Sava    All the King's Men
Michael Stumpf    Danika
Tomasz Karnowski    Palimpsest
BJ McDonnell    The Dog Problem

Best Editing
Brian Berdan    Crank
William Hoy    300
Also worth mentioning
Alexander Berner    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Best Production Design
Curse of the Golden Flower
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
The Fall
Also worth mentioning

Leading movies:

Movies that were considered (272):
The Good (DK's rating 5.5/10 and above): 9/11: The Falling Man | 13 Beloved | 300 | After the Wedding | An Inconvenient Truth | Art School Confidential | Away from Her Babel | Black Book | Borat | Civic Duty | Crank | Curse of the Golden Flower | Deep Sea 3D | Dreamland | Elementary Particles | Even Money | Find me Guilty | Firewall | Free Jimmy | Friends with Money | Goya's Ghosts | Inheritance | Inside Man | Jesus Camp | Journey from the Fall | Knocked up | Last Days on Earth | Letters from Iwo Jima | Little Children | Little Man - The Way Girls are | Notes on a Scandal | Old Joy | Once | Perfume: The Story of a Murderer | Rescue Dawn | Scoop | SherryBaby | Slither | Snow Cake | Steel Toes | Stormbreaker | Stranger than Fiction | Taxidermia | The Break-up | The Departed | The Fountain | The Host | The Last King of Scotland | The Little Matchgirl | The Prestige | The Queen | The Sentinel | The Silent City | The Ugly Duckling and Me! | This is England | Thin | United 93 | Wordplay | X-Men: The Last Stand.
The Bad (DK's rating 4.5-5/10): 10 Items or Less | 16 Blocks | 200 Pounds Beauty | A Scanner Darkly | American Dreamz | Bobby | Breaking and Entering | Broken Trail | Bug | Cars | Casino Royale | Chaos | Cashback | Children of Men | Click | Copying Beethoven | Danika | Death Note | Death Note: The Last Name | Deliver Us from Evil | Flags of Our Fathers | Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus | Flushed Away | For your Consideration | Grandma's Boy | Hatchet | Hollywoodland | I'm a Cyborg, but that's OK | Jackass Number Two | Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself | Little Miss Sunshine | Live Free or Die | Lonely Hearts | Man Push Cart | Monster House | No Mercy for the Rude | Off the Black | Out of Sight | Over the Hedge | Pan's Labyrinth | Paris, Je T'aime | Poseidon | Relative Strangers | Renaissance | Rocky Balboa | Running Scared | RV | Scary Movie 4 | School for Scoundrels | Severance | Starter for Ten | State's Evidence | Superman Returns | Sweet Mud | The Ant Bully | The Architect | The Astronaut Farmer | The Big Bad Swim | The Bridge | The Contract | The Da Vinci Code | The Dog Problem | The Fall | The Guardian | The Holiday | The Illusionist | The Lake House | The Lives of Others | The OH in Ohio | The Omen | The Painted Veil | The Pervert's Guide to Cinema | The Pink Panther | The Pursuit of Happyness | The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang | The Science of Sleep | The TV Set | This Film is not yet Rated | Time | True North | Unknown | Volver | Venus | We Shall Overcome | Who Loves the Sun | World's Biggest Penis | You, Me and Dupree.
The Ugly (DK's rating 4/10 and below): A Bloody Aria | A Guide to Recognizing your Saints | A Prairie Home Companion | Accepted | All the King's Men | Alpha Dog | American Pie 5: The Naked Mile | An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder | Apocalypto | APT. | Arthur and the Invisibles | Basic Instinct 2 | Beer League | Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon | Bella | Black Sheep | Blood Diamond | Bottom's up | Broken | Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film | Caffeine | Charlotte's Web | Clerks II | Cocaine Cowboys | Comeback Season | Conversations with God | Daisy | Dark Corners | Date Movie | Dead Man's Cards | Death of a President | Deja Vu | Destricted | Diggers | Din of Celestial Birds | Dirty Sanchez: The Movie | Disappearances | DOA: Dead or Alive | Dreamgirls | Driving Lessons | Eragon | Escape in Time | Exiled | Failure to Launch | Fast Food Nation | Fido | Final Destination 3 | First Snow | Flandres | Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus | Gray Matters | Grilled | Half Light | Half Nelson | Happy Feet | Hollow Man 2 | Honeymoon with Mom | How to go out on a Date in Queens | Ice Age 2: The Meltdown | Idiocracy | Ils | Infamous | Inland Empire | Iraq in Fragments | Keeping up with the Steins | Kenny | Kisses and Caroms | Land of the Blind | Let's Go to Prison | Little Man | Loving Annabelle | Man about Town | Man of the Year | Miami Vice | Mission: Impossible III | My Country My Country | My Super Ex-Girlfriend | Nacho Libre | Night at the Museum | No. 2 | Oculus | Offscreen | Open Season | Palimpsest | Paprika | Peter & the Wolf | Pittsburgh | Played | Requiem | Retribution | Running with Scissors | Saw III | Seraphim Falls | Shortbus | Silent Hill | Snakes on a Plane | Southland Tales | Take a Chance | The Abandoned | The Alibi | The Benchwarmers | The Black Dahlia | The Bubble | The Butterfly Effect 2 | The Darwin Awards | The Devil Wears Prada | The Dudesons Movie | The End of Silence | The Family Friend | The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift | The Good Shepherd | The Groomsmen | The Hills have Eyes | The Hottest State | The Island | The Last Winter | The Night Listener | The U.S. vs. John Lennon | The Ultimate Gift | The Wicker Man | The Wind That Shakes the Barley | Who Killed the Electric Car? | Wilderness | World Trade Center | Wristcutters: A Love Story.

Special Awards

Best Narration: John Hurt for Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
Best Ensemble Cast: Friends with Money, This is England.
Most Promising Young Direcotr: Ruairi Robinson for The Silent City.
Most Promising Young Actor: Thomas Turgoose for This is England.
Most Dedicated Actor: Jeremy Davies, Charistian Bale and Steve Zahn for Rescue Dawn.

Best Short: The Silent City, Little Man - The Way Girls are.
Best Surreal: Taxidermia.
Best Musical Drama: Once.

Most Unoriginal/Predictable Script: The Ultimate Gift.
Worst Narration Concept: Dual-narration in Deep Sea 3D.
Worst Visual Effects: DOA: Dead or Alive, Snakes on a Plane, Black Sheep.
Worst Editing: Kurt Hale and John Lyde for Take a Chance.
Worst Writing: Don Payne for My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

Worst Sequel: Hollow Man 2, The Butterfly Effect 2.
Worst Horror: Severance, Wilderness, The Hills have Eyes, Hatchet, Snakes on a Plane, Dark Corners.
Worst Mockumentary: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.
Worst Comedy: Bottom's up.
Worst Animated: Happy Feet.
Worst Documentary: My Country My Country.
Worst Historical Drama: World Trade Center.