Review of the year: Winners of the year

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FILM

THE 78TH ACADEMY AWARDS

Best Film: Crash

Best Director: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain

Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote

Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

Best Supporting Actor: George Clooney, Syriana

Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz for The Constant Gardner

BAFTA FILM AWARDS

Best Film: Brokeback Mountain

Best British Film: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Palme d'Or: Ken Loach, The Wind That Shakes the Barley

BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL

Golden Bear: Jasmila Zbanic, Grbavica

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

Golden Lion: Jia Zhangke, Still Life

GOLDEN RASPBERRY AWARDS

Worst Picture: Dirty Love

Worst Actor: Rob Schneider, Deuce Gigolo (European Gigolo)

Worst Actress: Jenny McCarthy, Dirty Love

Most Tiresome Tabloid Targets: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Worst Supporting Actress: Paris Hilton

STAGE

EVENING STANDARD AWARDS

Best Actress: Kathleen Turner, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Best Actor: Rufus Sewell, Rock'n'Roll

Best Play: Tom Stoppard's Rock'n'Roll

OLIVIER AWARDS

Best New Play: On the Shore of the Wide World, Simon Stephens, the Cottesloe

Best Actor: Brian Dennehy, Death of a Salesman, the Lyric

Best Actress: Eve Best, Hedda Gabler, the Almeida and Duke of York's Theatre

LITERATURE

MAN BOOKER PRIZE

Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss

ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION

Zadie Smith, On Beauty

WHITBREAD PRIZE

Hilary Spurling, Matisse the Master

NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

Orhan Pamuk

ART

TURNER PRIZE

Tomma Abts

MUSIC

MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE

Arctic Monkeys

NME AWARDS

Best British Band: Arctic Monkeys

Best Album: Employment, Kaiser Chiefs

Worst Album: Back to Bedlam, James Blunt

BRIT AWARDS

Male Solo Artist: James Blunt

Female Solo Artist: K T Tunstall

British Group: Kaiser Chiefs

51ST EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

Winner: Finland - Lordi: Hard Rock Hallelujah

2nd: Russia - Dima Bilan: Never Let You Go

19th: UK - Daz Sampson: Teenage Life

Q MAGAZINE AWARDS

Best Act in the World Today: Oasis

MOJO MAGAZINE AWARDS

Best New Act Award: Corinne Bailey Rae

VIRTUAL FESTIVALS AWARDS

Best Major UK Festival: T in the Park

Best Medium-large Festival: Bestival

Best Festival Anthem: "I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor", Arctic Monkeys

NAOMI AWARDS FOR WORST MUSIC (MUSIC CHOICE)

Worst British Female Solo Artist: Former Steps member Lisa Scott-Lee

Worst International Album: Westlife

Worst British Male Solo Artist: Former Blue band member Lee Ryan

Worst International Breakthrough Artist: The Pussycat Dolls

RADIO

SONY RADIO ACADEMY AWARDS

Station of the Year: Radio 1

Entertainment Award: Chris Moyles (Radio 1)

News Journalist of the Year: Radio 4's Angus Stickler

TELEVISION

ROSE D'OR AWARDS

Best Sitcom: Extras

Best Sitcom Actress: Ashley Jensen

Best Game Show: Deal or No Deal

Best Reality Show: The Apprentice

BAFTA TELEVISION AWARDS

Best Actor: Mark Rylance, The Government Inspector (Channel 4)

Best Actress: Anna Maxwell Martin, Bleak House (BBC One)

Best Entertainment Performance: Jonathan Ross, Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (BBC One)

Best Comedy Performance: Chris Langham, The Thick of It (BBC Four)

BRITISH COMEDY AWARDS

Best TV Comedy Actor: Stephan Merchant, Extras

Best TV Comedy Actress: Catherine Tate, The Catherine Tate Christmas Special

Best TV Comedy: Peep Show

INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARDS

Best Comedy: Little Britain (Matt Lucas and David Walliams)

Best Drama: Life on Mars

Best Actor: Ray Winstone, Vincent

Best Actress: Maryam Hassouni, Offers (Dutch television)

NATIONAL TV AWARDS

Most Popular Drama: Dr Who

Most Popular Actress: Billie Piper

Most Popular Actor: Christopher Ecclestone

SPORT

BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Winner: Zara Phillips

Young Personality of the Year: Theo Walcott

Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: Roger Federer

EUROPEAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

Fabio Cannavaro (Captain of Italy, Real Madrid)

POLITICS

THE SPECTATOR AWARDS

Politician of the Year: Dr John Reid

Parliamentarian of the Year: Richard Bacon MP

POLITICAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Politician of the Year: David Cameron

Parliamentarian of the Year: Richard Bacon MP

Political Journalist of the Year: Matthew D'Ancona, editor of The Spectator

TIME OUT MAGAZINE: LONDON'S 100 TOP MOVERS AND SHAKERS

1: David Cameron

98: Tony Blair

CELEBRITY

TATLER AWARDS

Most Eligible Male: Sam Branson

Most Eligible Female: Lily Allen

World's Most Influential Blonde: Elisabeth Murdoch

ARENA ANTI-ICON OF THE YEAR

1: Pete Doherty

2: Russell Brand

3: Syed Ahmed (The Apprentice)

GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS

Most Overrated Person: Paris Hilton

GQ

Man of the Year: Sir Paul McCartney

Woman of the Year: Billie Piper

Most Stylish Man of the Year: Russell Brand

BBC HOMES & ANTIQUES MAGAZINE

Most Eccentric Living Person:

1. Björk

2. Chris Eubank

3. David Icke

FOOD & DRINK

GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE

Most Influential Foodie: Jamie Oliver

MEAT TRADES JOURNAL

Best Butcher in Britain: Simon Howie butchers, Perth

BRITISH BAKER AWARDS

Baker of the Year: Trevor Mooney, who works for Arthur Chatwin

VEGETARIAN SOCIETY

Best Vegetarian Pint: Golden Promise Organic Beer (Caledonia Brewing Company Ltd)

Best Vegetarian Sandwich: Pret a Manger: Avocado Salad Wrap

SOIL ASSOCIATION

Organic Producer of the Year: Tim and Jo Budden, of Higher Hacknell Farm, Devon

BRITISH SAUSAGE WEEK/BRITISH SAUSAGE APPRECIATION SOCIETY

Supreme Sausage Sarnie: Chris Slocombe, pork and cider sausages, served on brioche buns with caramalised apple and sage chutney

BRITISH CHEESE AWARDS

Best English Cheese: Cornish Blue

Best Modern British Cheese: Old Winchester

OLIVE MAGAZINE

Most Hated Food:

1. Tripe

2. Jellied eels

3. Deep-fried Mars bars

WINE SPECTATOR

Wine of the Year: Casanova Di Neri Brunello Di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2001 £35

RESTAURANT MAGAZINE

World's Best Restaurant:

1. El Bulli (Spain)

2. The Fat Duck (Bray, Berkshire, UK)

3. Pierre Gagnaire (France)

REMY MARTIN AWARDS

Best Restaurant: Black Door, Newcastle

MOUTON CADET BORDEAUX WINE

Best Roast Dinner with a Touch of Theatre: Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars St, Newcastle, NE1 4XN

EVENING STANDARD BAR OF THE YEAR 2006

Green & Red Bar & Cantina, Bethnal Green, London

TIME OUT

Gastro Pub of the Year 2006: Marquess Tavern, Islington, London

SQUARE MEAL

Best Out-of-Town Restaurant: Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham

TOWNS & CITIES

CHANNEL 4

Worst Place to Live in the UK: Hackney

Best Place to Live in the UK: Winchester

LOCALLIFE.CO.UK

Best Place in the Country to Buy Fruit: Haverfordwest

Most Obese Region: West Midlands

Spiciest Town in the UK (more Indian restaurants per capita than any other town in the UK): Watford

Geekiest Town in the UK: Bournemouth

Most Romantic Town: Birmingham

Most Environmentally Friendly Town : Norwich

BRITAIN IN BLOOM

Champion: Alness, Scotland

Best City: Aberdeen

ANCHOR BUTTER AWARDS

Happiest Place in Britain: Aberdeen

FINANCIAL

AIM AWARDS

Best Performing Share: Henderson Morley

FINANCIAL NEWS

Best Investment Bank: Goldman Sachs

MORTGAGE MAGAZINE

Lender of the Year: Yorkshire Building Society

PROFESSIONS & RESEARCH

BLACKBERRY WOMEN & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

Outstanding Woman in Technology: Shirin Dehghan, CEO of Arieso

EUROPEAN BUSINESS LEADERS AWARDS

European Business Leader of the Year: Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO of Renault and Nissan

CNBC EUROPE

Entrepreneur of the Year: Niklas Zennstrom, 39, CEO and co-founder of Skype Technologies

BUILDING DESIGN

Architect of the Year Award: John McAslan & Partners

TEACHING AWARDS TRUST

Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School: Ceri Evans, science teacher at Gable Hall School in Thurrock

Healthiest School in Britain: St Mary and St Benedict RC Primary School in Coventry

CNET NETWORKS UK TECH AWARDS

UK Internet Innovation of the Year: Zopa, first online lending and borrowing exchange, described as the "eBay for money"

INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING FESTIVAL

Cannes Lions Advertising Agency of the Year: TBWA\PARIS

LONDON INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING FESTIVAL

Best Film Advertisement: "NoitulovE (Evolution)" for Guinness by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO

PR WEEK AWARDS

PR Campaign of the Year: Nintendogs launch campaign by Cake Group for Nintendo

SHAFTA AWARDS

Award for Most Incorrect Newspaper Headline: Eva Simpson, Mirror "Live 8 from Space": How Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev would introduce Elton John onstage with the words, "And now, my fellow rocket man - Elton John".

FORECOURT TRADER MAGAZINE

Forecourt Trader of the Year: Karl Brocklehurst, Westbridge Motors, Northampton

ASIAN'S WHO'S WHO

Asian of the Year: Rice magnate, founder of Veetee rice, Moni Varma

NOBEL PRIZES

Nobel Peace Prize: Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus, 66: Grameen Bank that gives microcredit -- small, usually unsecured loans to small businesses.

Nobel Prize for Medicine: Americans Andrew Fire and Craig Mello: discovery of RNA interference - an effective way to turn off the effect of specific genes.

Nobel Prize for Physics: Americans John Mather and George Smoot: work that helped cement the big-bang theory of how the universe was created.

Nobel Prize for Chemistry: American Roger Kornberg: studies of how cells take information from genes to produce proteins, important for defeating cancer and advancing stem cell research.

Nobel Prize for Economics: Edmund Phelps: research into the relationship between inflation and unemployment

MISCELLANEOUS

UK PACKAGING AWARDS

Environmental Company of the Year: TetraPak

AGE CONCERN AWARDS

Grandparent of the Year: George Birkett. Nominated by grandchildren Samantha and Thomas McNulty, age 13.

BRITISH TOILET ASSOCIATION

Best Individual Loo: The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

Best Public Toilet: L Multi-storey car park, Leighton Buzzard, South Bedforshire District Council

CRUFTS

Best in Show: Take a Chance, an Australian Shepherd owned by Ms Nancy Resetar

RIBA AWARDS

Building of the Year: Terminal 4, Barajas Airport, Madrid, from architects Richard Rogers Partnership

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

Best Show Garden: The Daily Telegraph

Best City Garden: Natural Elements

The President's Award: Bournemouth Borough Council

INSTYLE MAGAZINE AWARDS

Best High Street Store: Topshop

Best Designer Shop: Stella McCartney

Best Lingerie: Marks & Spencer

GLAMOUR MAGAZINE AWARDS

Designer of the Year: Luella Bartley

Accessory Designer of the Year: Anya Hindmarch

BRITISH PARKING AWARDS

Best New Car Park: Norwich City Council's St Andrew's Car Park

AIR TRANSPORT

World Airline of the Year: Cathay Pacific

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