Monday, December 13, 2010

L.A. Film Critics Show "The Social Network" and "Carlos" Some Love

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) is a professional organization of Los Angeles-based, professional film critics working in the Los Angeles print and electronic media. Since 1975, LAFCA members vote on the year's Achievement Awards each December, honoring screen excellence on both sides of the camera.  Yesterday (Sunday), they teased out the names of this year's winners.

36th LAFCA Winners:

Picture: The Social Network
Runner-up: (“Carlos”)

Director: TIE: Olivier Assayas for “Carlos,” and David Fincher for “The Social Network”

Actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez ("Carlos")

Actress: Kim Hye-Ja, Mother
Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence ("Winter's Bone")

Supporting Actor: Niels Arestrup, A Prophet
Runner-up: Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Supporting: Actress Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Runner-up: Olivia Williams ("The Ghost Writer")

Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Runner-up: David Seidler ("The King’s Speech")

Foreign-Language Film: Carlos
Runner-up: "MOTHER" directed by Joon-ho Bong

Animation: Toy Story 3, directed by Lee Unkrich
Runner-up: "The Illusionist" directed by Sylvain Chomet

Documentary: Last Train Home
Runner-up: "Exit Through the Gift Shop" directed by Banksy

Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
Runner-up: Roger Deakins ("True Grit")

Music: TIE: Alexandre Desplat for “The Ghost Writer”, and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for “The Social Network”

Production: Design Guy Hendrix Dyas, Inception
Runner-up: Eve Stewart ("The King’s Speech")

New Generation: Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture

Career Achievement: Paul Mazursky

The Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award:
Jean-Luc Godard, "Film Socialisme"

Serge Bromberg for "Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno," and the F.W. Murnau Foundation and Fernando Pena for the restoration of "Metropolis"

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