Sunday, December 06, 2015

41th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Winners


Sunday afternoon is becoming crowded with film critics and independent cinema announcing their winners. One of the film critics major groups, LAFCA, is currently in the process of voting to select their winners that usually takes quite a long time to reach the Best Picture category, so while waiting I'm keeping in draft this post.

Perhaps the most surprising news is a tweet by an Angelino film critic mentioning that Jennifer Lawrence in Joy got NO votes at all!  Think is time to remind everyone that Academy members are NOT film critics, so maybe she will pop-up later on in the race after many watch Joy as not many have seen film that will premiere on December 25.

The so-called "most powerful" group of American critics has spoken ...

The Winners

Best Picture: Spotlight
Runner-up: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Animation: Anomalisa
Runner-up: Inside Out

Documentary/nonfiction film: Amy
Runner-up:  The Look of Silence

Foreign-language film: Son of Saul
Runner-up: The Tribe

Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Runner-up: Todd Haynes for Carol

Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years
Runner-up: Saorise Ronan in Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander in Ex Machina
Runner-up: Kristen Stewart in Clouds of Sils Maria

Best Actor: Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs
Runner-up: Géza Röhrig in Son of Saul

Best Supporting Actor: Michael Shannon in 99 Homes
Runner-up: Mark Rylance in Bridge of Spies

Best Screenplay: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy for Spotlight
Runner-up: Charlie Kaufman for Anomalisa

Best Cinematography: John Seale for Mad Max: Fury Road
Runner-up: Edward Lachman for Carol

Best Production Design: Colin Gibson for Mad Max: Fury Road
Runner-up: Judy Becker for Carol

Best Film Editing: Hank Corwin for The Big Short
Runner-up: Margaret Sixel for Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Music Score: Carter Burwell for Anomalisa and Carol
Runner-up: Ennio Morricone for The Hateful Eight

New Generation: Ryan Coogler for Creed
Career Achievement: Anne V. Coates

To check winners at the official site go here.

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