LAFCA Splits Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor Prizes

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has given its Best Picture prize to both Gravity and Her — a little weird but okay. Obviously the soft consensus voters went for Gravity while those with more particular passions went for Her. Nebraska‘s Bruce Dern won for Best Actor. The Best Actress decision was a tie between Blue Jasmine‘s Cate Blanchett and Blue Is The Warmest Color‘s Adele Exarchopoulos. Gravity‘s Alfonso Cuaron was named Best Director. (Runner-up is Her‘s Spike Jonze.) Best Supporting Actor was/is also a tie between Spring BreakersJames Franco and Dallas Buyers Club‘s Jared Leto. Slave‘s Lupita Nyong’o has won the Best Supporting Actress prize. (Runner-up: Nebraska‘s June Squibb.) LAFCA’s Best Screenplay award has gone to Before Midnight‘s Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. Blue Is The Warmest Color was named Best Foreign Language Film.

LAFCA’s Best Music Score award went to Inside Llewyn Davis‘s T Bone Burnett. (Runner-up: Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett for Her.) The Best Cinematography award was given to Gravity‘s Emmanuel Lubezki. (Runner-up: Inside Llewyn Davis‘s Bruno Delbonnel.) Best Editing: Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger, Gravity; Shane Carruth and David Lowery, Upstream Color.

LAFCA should have split the Best Picture prize between 12 Years A Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street…but they didn’t and that’s that.

  • SmaugAlert

    So, if LA goes for Her, does this mean there is absolutely no consensus among critics groups?

    • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3769949/ thatpj

      That would be funny after the months of proclamations.

  • Pete Miesel

    Another win for Sarah Polley

  • hupto

    (gasp) Best Actress didn’t go to a Korean? Slackers!

  • Marigny

    Glad that Lupita is getting some love….

  • maude_findlay

    Can someone please explain how James Franco has suddenly become an awards contender? Bribery, blackmail, or both?