L.A. Film Critics award “Amour” their Best Picture of 2012

December 9, 2012, Los Angeles, CA — After a series of early critical wins for Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty”, the L.A. Film Critics Association has awarded the French-language film “Amour” the Best Picture of 2012 award, plus thrown praise at Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master”.

BEST PICTURE: “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, Winner (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 Miserables”)

BEST SCREENPLAY: Chris Terrio, “Argo.”
Runner-up: David O. Russell (“Silver Linings Playbook”)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Roger Deakins, “Skyfall”
Runner-up: Mihai Malaimare Jr (“The Master”)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Jack Fisk and David Crank, “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: “Beasts of the southern Wild”, Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin
Runner-up: Cliff Martinez (“Drive”)

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: “HOLY MOTORS” Directed by Leos Carax
Runner-up: “Footnote” directed by Joseph Cedar

BEST DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM: “The Gatekeepers” Directed by Dror Moreh
Runner-up: “Searching for Sugar Man” by Malik Bendjelloul

BEST ANIMATION: “Frankenweenie” Directed by Tim Burton
Runner-up: “It’s Such a Beautiful Day” Directed by Don Hertzfeldt

NEW GENERATION: Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, Josh Mond and Elizabeth Olsen, “Martha Marcy May Marlene”

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Frederick Wiseman

THE DOUGLAS EDWARDS EXPERIMENTAL/INDEPENDENT FILM/VIDEO AWARD: “Leviathan”

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