Gold Rush: The LA Film Critics Association Winners 2011
And now one more major film critics’ circle has unleashed their picks — Los Angeles.
The heat is on…
The LA Film Critics Association Winners
BEST PICTURE: The Descendants
BEST DIRECTOR: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
BEST SCREENPLAY: Asghar Farhadi, A Separation
BEST ACTOR: Michael Fassbender, A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame, X-Men: First Class
BEST ACTRESS: Yun Jung-hee, Poetry
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jessica Chastain, Coriolanus, The Debt
The Help, Take Shelter, Texas Killing Fields, The Tree of
BEST ANIMATION: Rango
BEST DOCUMENTARY/NONFICTION: Cave of Forgotten Dreams
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Dante Ferretti, Hugo
BEST MUSIC/SCORE: The Chemical Brothers, Hanna
BEST INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL: Spark of Being
The Descendants is shaping up to be this year’s The King’s Speech — by which I mean, a film I think is decent but wildly overrated. SIGH. My second favorite thing about this list is the supporting love for Christopher Plummer and Jessica Chastain. My third favorite is Michael Fassbender, which may change to my second favorite once I see Shame, since I am not so on board with George Clooney or Brad Pitt as Best Actor this year.
But my very favorite thing is love for The Chemical Brothers’ awesome Hanna
score! That’s an intriguing and unconventional surprise, in a list that generally wasn’t that exciting (except perhaps in Best Screenplay and Actress categories).