According to The Hollywood Reporter, Capote was named best picture Saturday by the National Society of Film Critics in a hard-fought contest that saw the feature about Truman Capote's creation of the nonfiction book In Cold Blood prevail over David Cronenberg's A History of Violence by one vote, 12-11, on the group's sixth ballot.
Wong Kar Wai's 2046 came in third in the balloting. In the best director vote, Cronenberg was named best director with 32 points, followed by Wong with 26 and Capote's Bennett Miller with 23. For his lead performance in Capote, Philip Seymour Hoffman was named best actor, while Ed Harris, who portrays a menacing figure in Violence, was chosen best supporting actor.
Reese Witherspoon took best actress honors for her performance as June Carter in Walk the Line, and Amy Adams was chosen best supporting actress for her role as a pregnant Southern girl in Junebug.