Monday, December 13, 2010

Awards 2010: L.A. Film Critics Association Award Winners

Finally, somebody is breaking the mold of what is expected, meanwhile giving us some gentle encouragement in weak areas. I commend the Los Angeles Film Critics for their choices, because they kind of decided to do things their own way. They got some mad love for that five hour feature Carlos, and it shows. Of course, they still put their best foot forward in awarding The Social Network, which you could criticize for getting all this buzz, but do you honestly have any real problems with this film? Be serious with yourself. David Fincher made a pretty tight and flawless feature.

I'm glad Colin Firth is getting some wins for his brilliant Best Actor turn in The King's Speech. Supporting Actor is the only one I have a slight problem with, because A Prophet was technically released last year, but the performance was still tops. Also glad that Olivia Williams almost won Supporting Actress for her performance in The Ghost Writer, and that the film tied for Best Musical Score. Ultimately, it's nice to have a different flavor in the mix when it comes to these critics awards. I was getting a little irritated with some of the choices.

Best Picture: The Social Network
Runner-up: Carlos

Best Director: David Fincher (The Social Network)/Olivier Assayas (Carlos)

Best Actor: Colin Firth (The King's Speech)
Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez (Carlos)

Best Actress: Kim Hye-ja (Mother)
Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)

Best Supporting Actress: Niels Arestrup (A Prophet)
Runner-up: Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech)

Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
Runner-Up: Olivia Williams (The Ghost Writer)

Best Screenplay: The Social Network
Runner-up: The King's Speech

Best Cinematography: Black Swan
Runner-up: True Grit

Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
Runner-up: The Illusionist

Best Foreign Language Film: Carlos
Runner-up: Mother

Best Documentary: Last Train Home
Runner-up: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Musical Score: The Ghost Writer/The Social Network

Best Production Design: Inception
Runner-up: The King's Speech

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