Eddie Murphy won a best supporting actor award! The Broadcast Film Critics Association held their Critics Choice Awards ceremony last night at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. There has been much discussion about Eddie Murphy's performance in Dreamgirls much of that discussion revolves around the question of his portrayal is Oscar -quality. We'll find out January 23 if the speculations were correct; the Oscars will be announced early that morning. Murphy is also nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actor; he could very well take home another trophy Monday night.

Dreamgirls took home a total of four awards including best supporting actress for Jennifer Hudson. It's an exciting time for the American Idol star; fresh from the televised competition she is receiving an incredible amount of support from the critics (in particular the BFCA with this award) and was named one of the 10 Actors to watch by Variety back in September.

THE WINNERS

BEST PICTURE: The Departed

BEST ACTOR: Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland"

BEST ACTRESS: Helen Mirren, "The Queen"

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"

ACTING ENSEMBLE: "Little Miss Sunshine"

DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese, "The Departed"

WRITER: Michael Arndt, "Little Miss Sunshine"

ANIMATED FEATURE: "Cars"

YOUNG ACTOR: Paul Dano, "Little Miss Sunshine"

YOUNG ACTRESS: Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss Sunshine"

COMEDY MOVIE: "Borat"

FAMILY FILM (LIVE ACTION): "Charlotte's Web"

PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: "Elizabeth I"

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "Letters from Iwo Jima"

SONG: "Listen," performed by Beyonce, "Dreamgirls"

SOUNDTRACK: "Dreamgirls"

COMPOSER: Philip Glass, "The Illusionist"

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: "An Inconvenient Truth"

The Critic's Choice Awards will air on E! on January 20.