Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics

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Awards: December 19, 2005

Best Picture
Brokeback Mountain

Best Director
Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain

Best Actor
Philip Semour Hoffman – Capote

Best Actress
Felicity Huffman – Transamerica

Best Supporting Actress
Catherine Keener – Capote

Best Supporting Actor
Matt Dillon – Crash

Best Foreign Language
Paradise Now

Best Documentary
Murderball

Best Animated Film
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Wererabbit

Best Cinematography
Roberto Prieto – Brokeback Mountain

Top Ten Movies
Brokeback Mountain
Capote
Good Night, And Good Luck
Crash
Cinderella Man
Syriana
Pride & Prejudice
A History of Violence
King Kong
Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

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