Chicago critics 'Departed' for best pic pick

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Martin Scorsese's "The Departed" was named the year's best picture Thursday by the Chicago Film Critics Association. The film topped the annual balloting with three prizes, including best director (Scorsese) and adapted screenplay (William Monahan). The only other movie to win multiple honors was "The Queen," cited for best actress (Helen Mirren) and original screenplay (Peter Morgan). Clint Eastwood's "Letters From Iwo Jima," a Japanese-language companion to his "Flags of Our Fathers," was named best foreign-language film.

Other winners:

Actor: Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland."

Documentary: "An Inconvenient Truth."

Supporting actor: Jackie Earle Haley, "Little Children."

Supporting actress: Rinko Kikuchi, "Babel."

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, "Children of Men."

Original score: Clint Mansell, "The Fountain."

Most promising performer: Sacha Baron Cohen for "Borat" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Most promising director: Rian Johnson, "Brick."

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