has been declared the year's best film by the Southeastern Film Critics Association, with Marty himself named best director. (Sounds like it's time for Matt to get a sitter and see this flick.) The top acting awards went to Forest Whitaker (
The Last King of Scotland
) and Helen Mirren (
), with Jackie Earle Haley (
) and Jennifer Hudson (
) sweeping the supporting slots.
An Inconvenient Truth
copped foreign-language, doc and animated honors.
The Chicago Film Critics group, meanwhile, has unveiled nominations for the year in film, and
bested the rest with nine nods, including those for best picture, director and original screenplay. Also vying for best film:
(which also netted nods for Scorsese, Leo, Jack and adapted screenplay),
Little Miss Sunshine
(which is currently residing in my sleek li'l Sony Watchman DVD gizmo).