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“The Descendants” Named Best Picture, Malick Named Best Director By LA Film Critics


Best Picture: Winner: The Descendants Runner-up: The Tree of Life

Best Actor: Winner: Micahel Fassbender “A Dangerous Method,” “Jane Eyre,” “Shame,” and “X-Men: First Class” Runner-up: Michael Shannon “Take Shelter”

Best Actress: Winner: Yun Jung-Hee “Poetry” Runner-up: Kirsten Dunst “Melancholia”

Best Supporting Actor: Winner: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners” Runner-up: Patton Oswalt, “Young Adult”

Best Supporting Actress: Winner: Jessica Chastain, “Coriolanus,” “The Debt,” “The Help,” “Take Shelter,” “Texas Killing Fields,” “The Tree of Life” Runner-up: Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”

Best Director: Winner: Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life” Runner-up: Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”

Best Screenplay: Winner: Asghar Farhadi, “A Separation.” Runner-up: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, “The Descendants.”

Best Documentary/Non-fiction Film: Winner: “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” Runner-up: “The Arbor”

Best Foreign-Language Film: Winner: “City of Life and Death” Runner-up: “A Separation”

Best Animated Film: Winner: Rango Runner-up: The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Best Cinematography: Winner: Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Tree of Life” Runner-Up: Cao Yu, “City of Life and Death”

Best Production Design: Winner: Dante Ferretti, “Hugo” Runner-Up: Maria Djurkovic, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

Best Music/Score: Winner: The Chemical Brothers, “Hanna” Runner-Up: Cliff Martinez, “Drive”

Career Achievement: Doris Day

Douglas E. Edwards Award for Independent/Experimental Film/Video: “Spark of Being”

New Generation Award: The creative team behind “Martha Marcy May Marlene” (Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, Josh Mond and Elizabeth Olsen)

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