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December 12, 2010 11:05 AM
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"Social Network," "Carlos" Lead LA Critics

Jacki Weaver in a scene from "Animal Kingdom." Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association have announced their annual awards, with David Fincher's "The Social Network" and Olivier Assayas' "Carlos" both doing quite well. Fincher's film took the prize for best picture, best screenplay, best director (where Fincher tied Assayas), and best score (where Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross tied Alexandre Desplat's score from "The Ghost Writer").

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

Acting winners included Colin Firth for "The King's Speech" and Jacki Weaver for "Animal Kingdom," both of which seem like likely contenders in the general awards race. But Kim Hye-ja's win for best actress (for "Mother"), and best supporting actor Niels Arestrup (for "A Prophet") were both surprises, upsetting the likes of Natalie Portman and Jennifer Lawrence (who was runner-up) in the former, and Christian Bale and Geoffrey Rush (who was runner-up) in the latter.

Meanwhile, "Toy Story 3" added another prize to its growing batch of animated feature wins, and Lixin Fan's "Last Train Home" deservedly surprised in the best documentary feature category.

Last year, "The Hurt Locker" topped LAFCA's awards, and went on to win Oscar's top prize as well.

Full list of announced winners below. Check out a list of all the awards so far this year here.

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
Carlos
(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
Inception
(Runner-up: The King's Speech)

Douglas E. Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video:
Film Socialism

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10 Comments

  • Chris Price | December 12, 2010 10:35 AMReply

    wow said you are a badasssss

  • said | December 12, 2010 9:11 AMReply

    THE SOCIAL NETWORK is not win ... fuck you

  • said | December 12, 2010 9:08 AMReply

    silrone, que viadisse é essa? escrevendo em ingles?

  • Silrone | December 12, 2010 9:07 AMReply

    The score of THE SOCIAL NETWORK is just brilliant.

  • Craig | December 12, 2010 9:00 AMReply

    A Prophet was released in LA in 2010 and these are LA critics. Who cares where it came out anywhere else?

  • Silrone | December 12, 2010 9:00 AMReply

    Let´s show more love for THE SOCIAL NETWORK, LACF. Hey yo, Said.

  • Vn | December 12, 2010 8:59 AMReply

    Critics's love for Social Network score is disgusting. They do not know anything about film music. If I were a film music composer I would be ashamed of having such ignorant critics in my country.

  • Hey Now | December 12, 2010 8:57 AMReply

    Technically, A Prophet came out 2 years ago, I can't believe they are still giving this movie awards

  • said | December 12, 2010 7:14 AMReply

    GOOOO NETWORK

    \o/

    silrone, ta na ativa?

  • said | December 12, 2010 7:11 AMReply

    GOOOO NETWORK

    \o/

    silrone, ta na ativa?