You know, of course, that these film critics and their yearly picks have little impact on Oscar voters, who revel in their contrariness. Nevertheless, far be it from me to ignore this media exercise in futility. So here are the latest winners for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Animated Picture, Best Documentary, Best Foreign Picture:

NY Film Critics Circle: United 93, Helen Mirren, Forest Whitaker, Martin Scorsese, Jennifer Hudson, Jackie Earle Haley, Peter Morgan, Happy Feet, Deliver Us From Evil, Army Of Shadows

LA Film Critics Assn: Letters From Iwo Jima, Helen Mirren, Sacha Baron Cohen/Forest Whitaker, Paul Greengrass, Luminita Gheorghiu, Michael Sheen, Peter Morgan, Happy Feet, An Inconvenient Truth, The Lives Of Others

National Board of Review of Motion Pictures: Letters From Iwo Jima, Helen Mirren, Forest Whitaker, Martin Scorsese, Catherine O’Hara, Djimon Hounsou, Peter Morgan, Cars, An Inconvenient Truth, Volver

Washington DC Area Film Critics: United 93, Helen Mirren, Forest Whitaker, Martin Scorsese, Jennifer Hudson, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Arndt, Happy Feet, An Inconvenient Truth, Pan’s Labrynth

Boston Society of Film Critics: The Departed, Helen Mirren, Forest Whitaker, Martin Scorsese, Shareeka Epps, Mark Wahlberg, William Monahan, (none), Shut Up And Sing/Deliver Us From Evil, Pan’s Labrynth

New York Film Critics Online: The Queen, Helen Mirren, Forest Whitaker, Stephen Frears, Jennifer Hudson/Catherine O’Hara, Michael Sheen, Peter Morgan, Happy Feet, An Inconvenient Truth, Pan’s Labrynth