Clint Eastwood's Letters From Iwo Jima, already named best picture of the year by the National Board Of Review on Wednesday, was names best picture of 2006 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) yesterday (Sunday). The runner-up was The Queen.

The 32nd annual LAFCA achievement awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on Jan 14.

Other winners included Paul Greengrass, named best director for United 93, Helen Mirren named best actress for The Queen and Sacha Baron Cohen and Forest Whitaker who tied for best actor for Borat and The Last King Of Scotland respectively.

Peter Morgan won best screenplay for The Queen, Luminita Gheorghiu was named best supporting actress for Romanian drama The Death Of Mr Lazerascu, Michael Sheen was named best supporting actor for The Queen and Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck's The Lives Of Others was voted best foreign language film.

An Inconvenient Truth won the best documentary citation and Happy Feet was voted best animated film.

Best picture of the year: Letters From Iwo Jima
Runner-up: The Queen
Best director: Paul Greengrass, United 93
Runner-up: Stephen Frears, The Queen
Best actress: Helen Mirren, The Queen
Runner-up: Penelope Cruz, Volver
Best actor: (tied) Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat & Forest Whitaker, The Last King Of Scotland
Best screenplay: Peter Morgan, The Queen
Runner-up: Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine
Best supporting actress: Luminita Gheorghiu, The Death Of Mr Lazarescu
Runner-up: Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Best supporting actor: Michael Sheen, The Queen
Runner-up: Sergi Lopez, Pan's Labyrinth
Best foreign language film: The Lives Of Others, Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck
Runner-up: Volver, Pedro Almodovar
Best documentary/non-fiction film: An Inconvenient Truth, Davis Guggenheim
Runner-up: Darwin's Nightmare, Hubert Sauper
Best production design: Eugenio Caballero, Pan's Labyrinth
Runner-up: Jim Clay, Veronica Falzon, Geoffrey Kirkland, Children Of Men
Best animation: Happy Feet, George Miller
Runner-up: Cars, John Lasseter & Joe Ranft
Best music: Alexandre Desplat, The Painted Veil & The Queen
Runner-up: Thomas Newman, The Good German & Little Children
Best cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Children Of Men
Runner-up: Tom Stern, Flags Of Our Fathers
New generation: Michael Arndt, Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, Little Miss Sunshine
Career achievement: Robert Mulligan
Independent/experimental: (tied) Old Joy directed by Kelly Reichardt and In Between Days directed by So Yong Jim
Special citations: to Jean-Pierre Melville's 1969 film Army of Shadows which had its US premiere this year, and to Jonas Mekas for his career as a critic and filmmaker.