Sunday, December 11, 2011

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2011 - winners

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association held their vote today to determine their selections for the best of film in 2011.

Alexander Payne's The Descendants was named Best Picture. It was also a runner-up for Best Screenplay.

Terrance Malick took Best Director for The Tree of Life, edging out Martin Scorsese for Hugo. It also won for Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki) and Supporting Actress (one of Jessica Chastain's many roles this year) as well as a runner-up prize for Best Picture.

The Best Actor was Michael Fassbender. Like Jessica Chastain, he has had major roles in a large number of films this year, including Shame. Their interesting selection for Best Actress was the Korean star Yun Jung-Hee for Poetry.

Their choice for Best Foreign Language Film was Chuan Lu's City of Life and Death. It was also a runner-up for Cinematography.

The Iranian film A Separation was a runner-up for Foreign Language Film but a winner for Best Screenplay.


Complete list of winners for the 37th Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture
The Descendants
(Runner-up: The Tree of Life)

Best Actor
Michael Fassbender, Shame, A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre 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, Coriolanus, The Debt, The Help, Take Shelter, Texas Killing Fields, The Tree of Life
(Runner-up: Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs)

Best Director
Terrance Malick, The Tree of Life
(Runner-up: Martin Scorsese, Hugo)

Best Screenplay
A Separation, Asghar Farhadi
(Runner-up: The Descendants, Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash)

Best Cinematography
The Tree of Life, Emmanuel Lubezki
(Runner-up: City of Life and Death, Cao Yu)

Best Documentary/Non-fiction Film
Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Werner Herzog
(Runner-up: The Arbor, Clio Barnard)

Best Foreign-Language Film
City of Life and Death, Chuan Lu
(Runner-up: A Separation, Asghar Farhadi)

Best Animated Film
Rango, Gore Verbinski
(Runner-up: The Adventures of Tintin, Steven Spielberg)

Best Music/Score
The Chemical Brothers, Hanna
(Runner-up: Cliff Martinez, Drive)

Best Production Design
Hugo, Dante Ferreti
(Runner-up: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Maria Djurkovic)

New Generation Award
The creative team behind Martha Marcy May Marlene (Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, Josh Mond and Elizabeth Olsen)

Career Achievement
Doris Day

Douglas E. Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video
Bill Morrison, Spark of Being

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