38th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) announced their awards on December, 9th, 2012 with giving away the Best Picture award to French drama film, AMOUR, written and directed by Michael Haneke which really comes as a genuine surprise because everyone was thinking that Kathryn Bigelow’s ZERO DARK THIRTY would win it as well but I was secretly hoping that they’d give us a surprise which they really did by giving the Best Picture award to Amour.

Another unusual and important thing to notice is that the Kathryn Bigelow didn’t win the Best Director award as well, instead it went to Paul Thomas Anderson for The Master making it the biggest winner with four wins i.e. Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Production Design.

This is Emmanuelle Riva’s third win today, the other ones being in 10th New York Film Critics Online Awards and 33rd Boston Society of Film Critics Awards which is equally surprising and awesome and it just makes me want to watch Amour so bad.

BEST PICTURE:

  • Winner: AMOUR
  • Runner-up: THE MASTER

BEST DIRECTOR:

  • Winner: Paul Thomas Anderson (THE MASTER)
  • Runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow (ZERO DARK THIRTY)

BEST ACTOR:

  • Winner: Joaquin Phoenix (THE MASTER)
  • Runner-up: Denis Lavant (HOLY MOTORS)

BEST ACTRESS:

  • Winner (tied): Jennifer Lawrence (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK); Emmanuelle Riva (AMOUR)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

  • Winner: Dwight Henry (BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD)
  • Runner-up: Christoph Waltz (DJANGO UNCHAINED)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

  • Winner: Amy Adams (THE MASTER)
  • Runner-up: Anne Hathaway (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES; LES MISÉRABLES)

BEST SCREENPLAY:

  • Winner: Chris Terrio (ARGO)
  • Runner-up: David O. Russell (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

  • Winner: Roger Deakins (SKYFALL)
  • Runner-up: Mihai Malaimare, Jr. (THE MASTER)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:

  • Winner: THE MASTER
  • Runner-up: MOONRISE KINGDOM

BEST EDITING:

  • Winner: Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg (ZERO DARK THIRTY)
  • Runner-up: William Goldenberg (ARGO)

BEST MUSIC/SCORE:

  • Winner: Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin (BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD)
  • Runner-up: Johnny Greenwood (THE MASTER)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:

  • Winner: FRANKENWEENIE
  • Runner-up: IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY

BEST FOREIGN LANGAUGE FILM:

  • Winner: HOLY MOTORS
  • Runner-up: FOOTNOTE

BEST DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM:

  • Winner: THE GATEKEEPERS
  • Runner-up: SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN

NEW GENERATION AWARD:

  • Winner: Benh Zeitlin (BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD)

DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL FILM: 

  • Winner: LEVIATHAN
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