Hot on the heels of Sunday's kudos handed out by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the American Film Institute, the New York Film Critics Circle has awarded its best-picture honor to... United 93. In other categories, Forest Whitaker ( The Last King of Scotland) and Helen Mirren ( The Queen) solidified their positions as front-runners in the Oscar race, while Jackie Earle Haley ( Little Children) and Jennifer Hudson ( Dreamgirls) copped supporting honors.