Here’s what should have won this year, in my ever so humble opinion. The winner is listed up front while the runners up are then listed in no particular order. And congratulations to PowerSurgeon for correctly answering the most winners of the 2006 Golden Mugs! Your prize will be on its way shortly.

And now, for the results …

· BEST PICTURE:
Children of Men

The Last King of Scotland
Half Nelson
Letters from Iwo Jima
United 93

 

· BEST DIRECTOR:
Paul Greengrass (United 93)

Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men)
Clint Eastwood (Letters From Iwo Jima)
Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland)
Stephen Frears (The Queen)

 

· BEST ACTOR:
Forrest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland)

Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson)
Michael Sheen (The Queen)
Derek Luke (Catch a Fire)
James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland)

 

· BEST ACTRESS:
Helen Mirren (The Queen)

Naomi Watts (The Painted Veil)
Shareeka Epps (Half Nelson)
Abbie Cornish (Somersault)
Judi Dench (Notes on a Scandal)

 

· BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Tim Robbins (Catch A Fire)

James Cromwell (The Queen)
Daniel Craig (Infamous)
Michael Caine (Children of Men)
Ray Winstone (The Proposition)

 

· BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Rinko Kikuchi (Babel)

Cate Blanchett (Notes On A Scandal)
Adriana Barraza (Babel)
Vera Farmiga (The Departed)
Claire-Hope Ashitey (Children of Men)

 

· BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Shawn Slovo (Catch A Fire)

Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine)
Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction)
Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson)
Rian Johnson (Brick)

 

· BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Jeremy Brock, Peter Morgan (screenplay) Giles Foden (novel) – (The Last King of Scotland)

Alfonso Cuaron, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby (screenplay) P.D. James (novel) – (Children of Men)
Jason Reitman (screenplay), Christopher Buckley (novel) – (Thank You for Smoking)
Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan (screenplay) Christopher Priest (novel) – (The Prestige)

 

· BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Benoit Delhomme (The Proposition)

Robert Humphreys (Somersault)
Wally Pfister (The Prestige)
Rodrigo Prieto (Babel)
Emmanuel Lubezki (Children of Men)

 

· BEST SCORE:
Alexandre Desplat (The Queen)

Decoder Ring (Somersault)
David Julyan (The Prestige)
Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel)

 

· BEST EDITING:
Clare Douglas, Richard Pearson, Christopher Rouse (United 93)

Alfonso Cuaron/Alex Rodriguez (Children of Men)
Lee Smith (The Prestige)

 

· BEST ART DIRECTION:
Eugenio Caballero/Pilar Revuelta (Pan’s Labyrinth)

Ray Chan, Paul Inglis, Stuart Rose, Mike Stallion (Children of Men)
Ann Chakraverty, Pierre Pell, Stephane Rosenbaum (The Science of Sleep)
Bill Booth, Marita Mussett, Chris Kennedy(The Proposition)
Kevin Kavanaugh, Julie Ochipinti (The Prestige)

 

· BEST DOCUMENTARY:
Who Killed the Electric Car?

Deliver Us From Evil
This Film Is Not Yet Rated
Jesus Camp
Wordplay

 

· BEST SONG IN A FILM:
“Something Real” by Renee Stahl (The Dead Girl)

 

· BEST USE OF A BABY ELEPHANT IN A FILM:
The Protector

 

· MOST UNNECESSARY CAMEOS:
Bruce Willis (Fast Food Nation), Ben Kingsley (Lucky Number Slevin), Rip Torn (Marie Antoinette

 

· MOST INHUMAN BOY / CLONE OF THE YEAR:
Cameron Bright (Ultraviolet / X-Men: The Last Stand / Thank You For Smoking)

 

· MOST SURPRISINGLY GOOD PERFORMANCE IN A FILM:
Brittany Murphy (The Dead Girl)

 

· MOST LACKLUSTER & UNINSPIRED PERFORMANCE:
Scarlett Johannson (Scoop)

 

· STILL MOST DESERVING OF MY PHONE NUMBER:
Anne Hathaway

 

· BEST USE OF ROBERT PATRICK IN A FILM:
The Marine

 

· BEST IMITATION OF ROBERT PATRICK RUNNING IN A FILM:
Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible III)

 

· MOST ANTICLIMACTIC HAIRCUT IN A FILM:
Natalie Portman (V for Vendetta)

 

· ACTOR I WISH GOOD LUCK “TAKING IT BACK”:
Jeff Anderson (Clerks II)

 

· MOST UNSURPRISING SNUB AT THE 79th ACADEMY AWARDS:
This Film Is Not Yet Rated