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LA Films Critics Includes Three Ties Among Its Year-End Awards

Where's Joe Biden when you need him?

The L.A. Film Critics Association (LAFCA) obviously needs another member since it included three ties among its year-end awards, including best picture. And that's without runners up. They were announced yesterday.

Here are the winners:

Picture: “Gravity” and “Her” (TIE)
Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Actor: Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine,” and Adele Exarchopoulos, “Blue Is the Warmest Color” (TIE)
Supporting actor: James Franco, “Spring Breakers,” and Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club” (TIE)
Supporting actress: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Screenplay: Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”
Foreign-language film: “Blue Is the Warmest Color”
Documentary/nonfiction film: “Stories We Tell”
Animation: “Ernest & Celestine”
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, “Gravity”
Film editing: Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger, “Gravity”
Production design: K.K. Barrett, “Her”
Music score: T Bone Burnett, “Inside Llewyn Davis”


  • Despite the split vote, “Gravity” is the obvious winner, since it won three other awards, too. Thoughts:
  • “Stories We Tell” again? It's a fine doc but not so fine that it wins every time. This is getting boring already.
  • Linklater, Delpy and Hawke for best screenplay? I'm sorry but that's one overrated movie.
  • They're making me watch “Spring Breakers.” Damn them.
  • I like Dern in “Nebraska” fine but I'd still go McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club.”
  • The actress category is the toughest in years. Those two plus Judi Dench in “Philomena.”
  • “Her” hasn't come out yet here but “Gravity”? A great spectacle, a fine action fllick, but otherwise ...

The count so far from three critics groups: “Her” (1.5), “American Hustle” (1), “Gravity (.5). And we're just getting started.


”Gravity" holds: Four awards, including half a best pic.

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Posted at 07:42 AM on Mon. Dec 09, 2013 in category Movies - Awards  


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