2010 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Announced


The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards have been announced and David Fincher’s The Social Network and Olivier AssayasCarlos both did quite well this year.  

The Social Network took home best picture, best screenplay, best director and best score for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

Carlos tied for best director, won best foreign film, and was runner-up for both best picture and best actor for star Edgar Ramirez.

Colin Firth and Jackie Weaver won acting awards for The King’s Speech and Animal Kingdom respectively.  In a surprise turn, Kim Hye-ja won for best actress for Mother and best supporting actor Niels Arestrup won for A Prophet.  Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawrence (who was runner-up) Christian Bale and Geoffrey Rush (who was runner-up) in the latter were expected to take home the awards.

Toy Story 3 added another prize to its growing batch of animated feature wins. Lixin Fan’s Last Train Home deservedly won in the best documentary feature category.

Here is the full list of this years winners:

Best Picture
The Social Network
(Runner-up: Carlos)

Best Actor
Colin Firth, The Kings Speech
(Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez, Carlos)

Best Actress
Kim Hye-Ja, Mother
(Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone)

Best Supporting Actor
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 Director
Olivier Assayas, Carlos and David Fincher, The Social Network (tie)

Best Screenplay
The Social Network
(Runner-up: The King’s Speech)

Best Cinematography
Black Swan
(Runner-up: True Grit)

New Generation Award
Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture

Best Documentary/Non-fiction Film
Last Train Home
(Runner-up: Exit Through The Gift Shop)

Best Foreign-Language Film
(Runner-up: Mother)

Best Animated Film
Toy Story 3
(Runner-up: The Illusionist)

Best Music/Score
The Ghost Writer and The Social Network (tie)

Best Production Design
(Runner-up: The King’s Speech)

Douglas E. Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video:
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