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2013 LA Film Critics: ‘Gravity’ & ‘Her’ Tie For Best Picture (Winners List)

LAFCA LogoUPDATED, 2:35 PM: The LA Film Critics Association held its annual end-of year awards vote today, handing Best Picture to WB pics Gravity and Her in one of multiple ties. The big surprise of the day went down as Best Supporting Actor award resulted in a tie between Oscar contender Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) and James Franco (Spring Breakers). Also tying for LAFCA honors were Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine and Adèle Exarchopoulos for Blue Is the Warmest Color, while Nebraska‘s Bruce Dern was named Best Actor and Alfonso Cuaron beat Spike Jonze for Best Director.

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Runner-up: The Great Beauty

BEST PICTURE (tie): Gravity and Her

BEST ACTRESS (tie): Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine and Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color

BEST SCREENPLAY: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight
Runner-up: Spike Jonze,

BEST ACTOR: Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Runner-up: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

BEST DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Runner-up: Spike Jonze, Her Read More »

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LA Film Critics Vote Michael Haneke’s ‘Amour’ Best Pic, Paul Thomas Anderson Best Director For ‘The Master’

By | Sunday December 9, 2012 @ 2:28pm PST

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.

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

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 Read More »

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LAFCA And FIND Shine On Globes Weekend

By | Saturday January 14, 2012 @ 6:29pm PST

Film Independent’s newly minted co-presidents Sean McManus and Josh Welsh welcomed the Spirit Awards nominees at lunch today. But first the Los Angeles Film Critics Association hosted its annual gala in Century City Friday night with a quirky event where critics usually reviled were praised instead. Some LAFCA filmmakers arrived late from competing Golden Globe parties like Paramount’s and CAA’s, but nowhere else hosted Uggie, the dog from The Artist. “This is by far the best fucking awards dinner I’ve been to in my life,” Alexander Payne exclaimed after accepting LAFCA’s Best Picture nod for The Descendants. Best Actor winner Michael Fassbender (Shame) recalled how he first came to LA a decade ago for pilot season but soon returned to London with his tail between his legs. ”It’s incredible to now stand here,” he gushed. Best Foreign Language winner Lu Chuan (City of Life and Death) sent a video that his investors were “holding him hostage” on his next film in China. So did Best Actress Yun Jung-hee (Poetry) and from Korea thanked critics in “the world capital of filmmaking” and signed off with ”I love you”.
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NY Critics Delay Awards A Day To See David Fincher’s ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’

The New York Film Critics Circle has delayed by one day the group’s annual movie awards to allow its 33 members to see David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo from Sony. Instead of Monday November 28 the New York critics will announce their verdicts on the year’s best cinema work on Tuesday November 29. The group raised eyebrows earlier this year with the announcement that they would reveal their awards two weeks earlier than in the past in order to be the first of the numerous critics awards.  That still gives them a one-day jump on the National Board of Review, which in the past has been first. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association will reveal its choices December 11. The New Yorkers won’t, however, wait for Warner Bros to show them the Tom Hanks-Sandra Bullock vehicle Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Studio executives said the completed movie directed by Stephen Daldry would not be available for viewing until December 2. Dragon Tattoo opens December 21; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close debuts December 25.

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