National Board of Review 2006

Best Film:
* Letters from Iwo Jima
Babel
Blood Diamond
The Departed
The Devil Wears Prada
Flags of Our Fathers
The History Boys
Little Miss Sunshine
Notes on a Scandal
The Painted Veil

Best Foreign Language film:
* Volver (To Return), Spain
Curse of the Golden Flower (Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia)
Days of Glory (Indigènes)
Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno)
Water

Top Independent Films
10 Items or Less
Akeelah and the Bee
Bobby
Catch a Fire
Copying Beethoven
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Half Nelson
The Illusionist
Lonesome Jim
Sherrybaby
Thank You for Smoking

Best Actor:
Forest Whitaker – The Last King of Scotland

Best Actress:
Helen Mirren – The Queen

Best Supporting Actor:
Djimon Hounsou – Blood Diamond

Best Supporting Actress:
Catherine O’Hara – For Your Consideration

Best Acting by an Ensemble:
The Departed

Breakthrough Male Performances:
Ryan Gosling – Half Nelson

Breakthrough Female Performances (tie):
Jennifer Hudson – Dreamgirls
Rinko Kikuchi – Babel

Best Director:
Martin Scorsese – The Departed

Best Directorial Debut:
Jason Reitman – Thank You for Smoking

Best Animated Feature:
Cars

Best Documentary Feature:
* An Inconvenient Truth
51 Birch Street
Iraq in Fragments
Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing
Wordplay

Best Screenplay – Adapted:
The Painted Veil – Ron Nyswaner

Best Screenplay – Original:
Stranger Than Fiction – Zach Helm

Freedom of Expression Award:
Water and World Trade Center

Career Achievement Award:
Eli Wallach

William K. Everson Award for Film History:
Donald Krim

Career Award for Producing:
Irwin Winkler