2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award Winners

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I don’t know if I ever truly buy into the whole ‘runner-up’ business, as it forms a bit of a backhanded compliment. But if we’re to read into them, The Master appears to reign supreme what with its wins for Phoenix, Adams, Anderson and ‘prize’ of runner-up to Haneke’s Amour in the Best Picture category.

Elsewhere, Beasts Of The Southern Wild keeps afloat with wins for Best Supporting Actor, Score and the LAFCA’s ‘New Generation’ accolade for Zeitlin. Oh, and congratulations to William Goldenberg for managing to beat himself to the prize for Best Editing. Impressive.

Check out the full list of winners below:

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:
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook, Emmanuelle Riva – Amour (tie)

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 – Les Miserables, The Dark Knight Rises)

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:
David Crank and Jack Fisk – The Master
(Runner-up: Adam Stockhausen – Moonrise Kingdom)

Best Editing:
Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg – Zero Dark Thirty
(Runner-up: William Goldenberg – Argo)

Best Music Score:
Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin – Beasts Of The Southern Wild
(Runner-up: Jonny Greenwood – The Master)

Best Foreign-Language Film:
Holy Motors
(Runner-up: Footnote)

Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film:
The Gatekeepers
(Runner-up: Searching For Sugar Man)

Best Animation:
Frankenweenie
(Runner-up: It’s Such A Beautiful Day)

New Generation:
Benh Zeitlin – Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Career Achievement:
Frederick Wiseman

Douglas Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video Award:
Leviathan

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