The prestigious Los Angeles Film Critics Association, founded in 1975, has met, voted, and tweeted the results. Their 2012 awards:
Best Picture: Michael Haneke’s Amour. Runner-up: The Master.
Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master. Runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty.
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master. Runner-up: Denis Lavant, Holy Motors.
Best Actress: It’s a tie: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook and Emmanuelle Riva, Amour.
Best Supporting Actor: Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild. Runner-up: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained.
Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, The Master. Runner-up: Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises and Les Misérables.
Best Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo. David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook.
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins, Skyfall. Runner-up: Mihai Malaimare Jr., The Master.
Best Production Design: David Crank and Jack Fisk, The Master. Runner-up: Adam Stockhausen, Moonrise Kingdom.
Best Editing: Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg, Zero Dark Thirty. Runner-up: William Goldenberg, Argo.
Best Music Score: Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild. Runner-up: Jonny Greenwood, The Master.
Best Documentary: The Gatekeepers. Runner-up: Searching for Sugar Man.
Best Foreign-Language Film: Holy Motors. Runner-up: Footnote.
Best Animation: Frankenweenie. Runner-up: It’s Such a Beautiful Day.
The Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award: Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel’s Leviathan.
New Generation Award: Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild.
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