In April 1999, to better assist the physically challenged, DENSO established WAFCA
in Japan, and the Wheelchairs and Friendship Center of Asia (Thailand) - WAFCAT - in Thailand.
New this year, WAFCA
proudly instituted The Joe Barber Award for Best Youth Performance, named in honor of beloved D.
In the year of the big-budget sequel, The Coen Brothers, Clooney and Christie proved a well-written, expertly directed and amazingly acted movie is just as important to filmgoers as special effects and loud explosions," said Tim Gordon, president of WAFCA
This year gave us true cinematic royalty with a Queen, a King and a Dreamgirl," said WAFCA President Tim Gordon.
Additionally, WAFCA honored two first time feature length screenwriters as Jason Reitman walked away with Best Adapted Screenplay for the DC-based Thank You For Smoking and Michael Arndt won Best Original Screenplay for the summer's surprise indie hit Little Miss Sunshine.
Choices Final Results-2005 Washington (D.
Choices Best Film -- "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (Focus) Best Director -- Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") Best Actor -- Jamie Foxx ("Ray") Best Actress -- Imelda Staunton ("Vera Drake") Best Supporting Actor -- Jamie Foxx ("Collateral") Best Supporting Actress -- Cate Blanchett ("The Aviator") Best Acting Ensemble -- "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (Focus) Best Screenplay, Original -- Charlie Kaufman ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") Best Screenplay, Adapted -- Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor ("Sideways") Best Foreign Language Film -- "Maria Full of Grace" (Fine Line) Best Animated Film -- "The Incredibles" (Buena Vista) Best Documentary -- "Fahrenheit 9/11" (Lions Gate)
WAFCA President Tim Gordon stated, "This year's awards were a challenge due to the MPAA's screener ban.
WAFCA is comprised of DC area film critics for newspaper, television, on- line and radio outlets.
WAFCA President Tim Gordon stated that, "This year's inaugural awards mark the beginning of a long-term process to raise the profile of Washington, DC as a key market for the film industry, and a city full of the country's leading and most diverse critical voices.
WAFCA is comprised of Washington, DC area film critics from local newspapers, television, and radio.