Monday, December 10, 2012

38th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award Winners

The so-called "most powerful" group of critics (at least in the west coast) have voted and here are the winners. If you wish to check the official announcement with all runner-ups go Official Site, but the list is not up there yet. If you can't wait go to LAFCA's Official Twitter.

The most exciting news came at almost the end, when they announced the top award winner, Amour by Michael Haneke! Now Haneke's film has very good possibilities to be in Oscar Best Film category.

Best Picture: Amour, Michael Haneke
Runner-up: The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson

Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson for The Master
Runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actress: (tie)
Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva in Amour

Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams in The Master
Runner-up: Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises and Les Miserables

Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Runner up: Denis Lavant in Holy Motors

Best Supporting Actor: Dwight Henry in Beasts of the Southern Wild
Runner-up: Chirstoph Waltz in Django Unchained

Best Screenplay: Chris Terrio for Argo
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins for Skyfall
Best Production Design: David Crank and Jack Fisk for The Master
Best Music Score: Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Editing: Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg for Zero Dark Thirty

Best Foreign-Language Film: Holy Motors, Leos Carax
Best Documentary/Non-fiction Film: The Gatekeepers, Dror Moreh
Best Animation: Frankenweenie, Tim Burton

New Generation Award:Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Douglas Edwards Experimental/Indpendent Film /Video Award: Leviathan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel

Following the winners announcement is fun but this year three different groups plus UK BIFA announced winners at the same time; so with the most multitasking tranquility tried to follow everything. What helps a lot is the unbelievable good jokes that make fun of everything and everyone that is twitting and/or getting awards. Incredible experience and many thanks to Twitter.

As stated by some critics that I follow, LAFCA goes out of its way to be different than the rest of groups and they really do it as winners perhaps are more what awards season buzz has been buzzing about, but some runners-up are really different. Still it is fact that this group has the most influence in the region where Hollywood, the Academy Awards and many more film industry related organizations call home. Soon we will find if this year winners resemble or not the Oscar winners.

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