Archive

Posts Tagged ‘LAFCA’

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Announces…

December 9, 2012 Leave a comment

the_master_lafca

Well, after a week of “Zero Dark Thirty” dominating the east coast critics hearts and minds, Los Angeles finally breaks up the party and shakes things up a bit. Without a doubt, the big winner of the night was “The Master.” Despite narrowly missing Best Picture to Cannes winner “Amour,” the Anderson’s controversial drama earned four awards, including a supremely deserving Best Actor prize for Joaquin Phoenix. I’ve still got a lot of performances yet to see this year, but so far, none has topped this actor’s brilliant comeback turn.

Anderson himself garnered Best Director over Kathryn Bigelow, while Amy Adams confirms her candidacy in Best Supporting Actress for her stellar performance. Dwight Henry pulls out a massive underdog victory for “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and Jennifer Lawrence tightens up the Best Actress race, tying with Emmanualle Riva, who had a hell of a day on the other side of the country.

(Quvenzhane? Wallis), (Dwight Henry)

Here’s the full list of winners, below, and stay tuned for an update from the Boston and New York Film Critics Online who announced simultaneously this afternoon:

2012 LAFCA WINNERS

BEST PICTURE: “Amour”
runner-up: “The Master”

BEST DIRECTOR: Paul Thomas Anderson – “The Master”
runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow – “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST LEADING ACTOR: Joaquin Phoenix – “The Master”
runner-up: Denis Lavant – “Holy Motors”

BEST LEADING ACTRESS: (TIE) Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook” and Emmanuelle Riva – “Amour”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Amy Adams – “The Master”
runner-up: Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Dwight Henry – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
runner-up: Christoph Waltz – “Django Unchained”

BEST SCREENPLAY: “Argo”
runner-up: “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: “Holy Motors”
runner-up: “Footnote”

BEST DOCUMENTARY: “The Gatekeepers”
runner-up: “Searching for Sugar Man”

BEST ANIMATED FILM: “Frankenweenie”
runner-up: “It’s Such a Beautiful Day”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: “Skyfall”
runner-up: “The Master”

BEST EDITING: “Zero Dark Thirty”
runner-up: “Argo”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: “The Master”,
runner-up: “Moonrise Kingdom”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
runner-up: “The Master”

NEW GENERATION AWARD: Benh Zeitlin – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Announces Winners LIVE

December 11, 2011 Leave a comment


It’s basically the Awards Season’s equivalent of Super Tuesday, except it’s super sunday. Going to be busy all day. Keep checking back as more winners are announced!

I’ll have a full recap, later, but I must say that the Chemical Brothers win has got to be the smartest and most creative award any critics body has made yet.

BEST PICTURE: “The Descendants”
runner-up: “The Tree of Life”

BEST DIRECTOR: Terrence Malick – “The Tree of Life”
runner-up: Martin Scorsese – “Hugo”

BEST ACTOR: Michael Fassbender – “Shame,” “Jane Eyre,” “A Dangerous Method,” and “X-Men: First Class”
runner-up: Michael Shannon – “Take Shelter”

BEST ACTRESS: Yun Jung-Hee – “Poetry”
runner-up: Kirsten Dunst – “Melancholia”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christopher Plummer – “Beginners”
runner-up: Patton Oswalt – “Young Adult”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jessica Chastain – “The Tree of Life,” “Coriolanus,” “The Help,” “The Debt,” and “Take Shelter,”
runner-up: Janet McTeer – “Albert Nobbs”

BEST SCREENPLAY: “A Separation” by Asghar Farhadi
runner-up: “The Descendants” by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: “The Tree of Life”
runner-up: ?

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: “Hugo”
runner-up: “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: “Hanna” by The Chemical Brothers
runner-up: “Drive” by Cliff Martinez

BEST ANIMATED FILM: “Rango”
runner-up: “The Adventures of Tintin”

BEST DOCUMENTARY/NONFICTION: “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”
runner-up: “The Arbor”

BEST INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL FILM: “Spark of Being”

Los Angeles Film Critics Winners

December 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Continuing one of the biggest weeks in the entire awards season, the LAFCA has finished its awards announcement. Los Angeles has a tendency to sometimes go against the grain in random places, while sometimes picking rather Hollywoodesque choices in other areas. This year, Best Picture was not quite against the grain, but yet another big win for “The Social Network,” perhaps their biggest win, yet. The film also took down the Best Screenplay award, edging out “The King’s Speech.”

The rest of the wins are a bit scattered and patternless. Colin Firth takes his first major award for Best Actor, perhaps keeping him in the lead for the big win. Jacki Weaver picks up another win for “Animal Kingdom,” making her once considered extremely dark horse nomination more of a reality. Fincher ended up in a tie with “Carlos” director Oliver Assayas. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, composers of “The Social Network” score, also tied with the great Alexander Desplat for “The Ghost Writer.”

Oh, and once again, “A Prophet” was released last year. I’m sick of there not being a proper distinction on this matter.

Full list of winners:

BEST PICTURE
“The Social Network”
Runner-up: “Carlos”

BEST DIRECTOR
Olivier Assayas – “Carlos” AND David Fincher – “The Social Network”

BEST ACTOR
Colin Firth – “The King’s Speech”
Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez – “Carlos”

BEST ACTRESS
Kim Hye-ja – “Mother”
Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence – “Winter’s Bone”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Niels Arestrup – “A Prophet”
Runner-up: Geoffrey Rush – “The King’s Speech”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jacki Weaver – “Animal Kingdom”
Runner-up: Olivia Williams – “The Ghost Writer”

BEST SCREENPLAY
“The Social Network”
Runner-up: “The King’s Speech”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Black Swan”
Runner-up: “True Grit”

BEST ANIMATED FILM
“Toy Story 3″
runner-up: “The Illusionist”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Carlos”
Runner-up: “Mother”

BEST DOCUMENTARY
“Last Train Home”
Runner-up: “Exit Through the Gift Shop”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
“The Ghost Writer” AND “The Social Network”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Inception”
Runner-up: “The King’s Speech”

NEW GENERATION AWARD
Lena Dunham, “Tiny Furniture”

DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS AWARD
“Film Socialisme”