Michael Haneke’s Amour was named best picture today in voting by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. The tender study of an elderly couple in their twilight years also was named best picture at Cannes and at the recent European Film Awards. Paul Thomas Anderson was voted best director for The Master, which presents a portrait of a charismatic cult-like figure. The Master also took best actor for Joaquin Phoenix supporting actor for Amy Adams. The LA vote halted earlier momentum for Zero Dark Thirty, which won best picture and directing nods for Kathryn Bigelow from the New York Circle of Film Critics, National Board of Review and the Boston Society of Film Critics. Bigelow was the LA group’s runner-up. The LA critics vote resulted in a best actress tie between Emmanuelle Riva for Amour and Jennifer Lawrence for David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook. These and other results are posted below.

BEST PICTURE: Amour
Runner-up: The Master

BEST DIRECTOR: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ACTRESS (TIE): Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook; Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

BEST ACTOR: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Runner-up: Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Amy Adams, The Master
Runner-up: Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises & Les Miserables

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Runner-up: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

BEST SCREENPLAY: Chris Terrio, Argo
Runner-up: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST EDITING: Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg, Zero Dark Thirty
Runner-up: William Goldenberg, Argo

BEST ANIMATION: Frankenweenie
Runner-up: It’s Such A Beautiful Day

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: Holy Motors
Runner-up: Footnote

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Roger Deakins, Skyfall
Runner-up: Mihai Malaimare Jr., The Master

BEST DOCUMENTARY: The Gatekeepers
Runner-up: Searching For Sugar Man

NEW GENERATION AWARD: Benh Zeitlin, Beasts Of The Southern Wild.

BEST MUSIC SCORE Winner: Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Runner-up: Jonny Greenwood, The Master

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN, Winner: David Crank and Jack Fisk, The Master
Runner-up: Adam Stockhausen, “Moonrise Kingdom

DOUGLAS EDWARDS EXPERIMENTAL/INDEPENDENT FILM/VIDEO AWARD: Leviathan

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