Sunday, December 13, 2009

LAFCA winners!

Courtesy of Awards Daily:

Picture: The Hurt Locker (Runner-up: Up in the Air)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker (Runner-up: Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon)
Actress: Yolande Moreau, Séraphine (Runner-up: Carey Mulligan, An Education)
Actor: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart (Runner-up: Colin Firth, A Single Man)
Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, Precious (Runner-up: Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air)
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds (Runner-up: Peter Capaldi, In the Loop)
Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner Up in the Air (Runner-up: Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche, In the Loop)
Animation: Fantastic Mr. Fox (Runner-up: Up)
Foreign Language Film: Summer Hours (Runner-up: The White Ribbon)
Cinematography: Christian Berger, The White Ribbon (Runner-up: Barry Ackroyd, The Hurt Locker)
Music/Score: T-Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton, Crazy Heart (Runner-up: Alexandre Desplat, Fantastic Mr. Fox)
Production Design: Philip Ivey, District 9 (Runner-up: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg, Avatar)
Documentary/Non-fiction Film: The Beaches of Agnès and The Cove (tie)
Douglas E. Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video: C.W. Winter and Anders Edstrom, The Anchorage

Thoughts:
-As it is my second favourite film of the year (so far), I'm glad to see The Hurt Locker doing well here. It also won with the Boston critics today, and Kathryn Bigelow has been cited by both Boston and New York Online. This is a good start.
-T-Bone Burnett had a very good day! His music was given kudos by LA, Boston, and New York Online. It probably won't translate into a nod for Original Score, but this definitely bolsters his chances in Original Song, having written several for Crazy Heart.
-Christopher Waltz and Mo'Nique were also unanimous winners in the Supporting categories for all three critics' groups today. They seem to be on the march to uncontested Oscars - although the threat of sentimental favourite Christopher Plummer still lurks.

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