United 93 is the best-pic pick of the Austin Film Critics org, which honored Children of Men's Alfonso Cuarón as best director, and handed the top acting kudos to Leonardo DiCaprio ( The Departed) and Ellen Page ( Hard Candy). Austin's supporting slots went to Jack Nicholson ( The Departed) and Rinko Kikuchi ( Babel).

The Kansas City Film Critics Circle, meanwhile, also honored United 93 for best picture and best director (Paul Greengrass), then went with the Forest/Helen ticket in lead, and Michael Sheen ( The Queen)/Catherine O'Hara ( For Your Consideration) in supporting.