The Los Angeles Film Critics Association, founded in 1975, has announced its 2013 awards:
Best Picture: And it’s a tie: Gravity and Her.
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity. Runner-up: Spike Jonze for Her.
Best Actor: Bruce Dern for Nebraska. Runner-up: Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave.
Best Actress: It’s another tie: Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine and Adèle Exarchopoulos for Blue Is the Warmest Color.
Best Supporting Actor: It’s yet another tie: James Franco for Spring Breakers and Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club.
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave. Runner-up: June Squibb for Nebraska.
Best Screenplay: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke for Before Midnight. Runner-up: Spike Jonze for Her.
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity. Runner-up: Bruno Delbonnel for Inside Llewyn Davis.
Best Production Design: K.K. Barrett for Her. Runner-up: Jess Gonchor for Inside Llewyn Davis.
Best Editing: Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger for Gravity. Runner-up: Shane Carruth and David Lowery for Upstream Color.
Best Music Score: T Bone Burnett for Inside Llewyn Davis. Runner-up: Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett for Her.
Best Foreign-Language Film: Blue Is the Warmest Color. Runner-up: The Great Beauty.
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film: Stories We Tell. Runner-up: The Act of Killing.
Best Animation: Ernest & Celestine. Runner-up: The Wind Rises.
New Generation: Megan Ellison.
Legacy of Cinema: Criterion Collection.
The Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award: Cabinets of Wonder: Films and a Performance by Charlotte Pryce.
And a Special Citation is going to “the creative team of 12 Years a Slave.”
Update, 12/10: “I was hardly alone among my colleagues in wishing we’d reached a cleaner, more decisive outcome,” writes Variety‘s Justin Chang. “There is, admittedly, a pleasing synchronicity between Gravity and Her, two very different visionary achievements, both intimate, beautifully acted studies of human loneliness enabled by astounding leaps in technology.” And the LAFCA member shows us his own ballot.
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