Satellites orbit 'Departed,' 'Dreamgirls'
Empty"The Departed" and "Dreamgirls" were named best motion picture, drama and best motion picture, comedy or musical at the 11th annual Satellite Awards, which were announced Sunday by the International Press Academy.
"Dreamgirls" also earned awards for best director Bill Condon -- who tied for that honor with Clint Eastwood for "Flags of our Fathers" -- as well as supporting actor Jennifer Hudson, and sound (editing and mixing).
"The Departed" also earned best actor in a supporting role for Leonard DiCaprio, best adapted screenplay for William Monahan and best ensemble. Best dramatic acting honors went to Helen Mirren for "The Queen" and Forest Whitaker for "The Last King of Scotland." Top comedy acting awards went to Meryl Streep for "The Devil Wears Prada" and Joseph Cross for "Running with Scissors."
Other awards included: Best foreign language film, "Volver"; animated or mixed media, "Pan's Labyrinth"; documentary, "Deliver Us from Evil."
"Flags of Our Fathers" also earned awards for cinematography and art direction and production design.In the TV categories, "House" and "Ugly Betty" were named top dramatic and comedy series.