First wave of LAFCA winners

Posted by · 12:39 pm · December 13th, 2009

I’ll offer some commentary when we have the full list of winners at 2.30, but for now I’ll just convey my astonishment at the competence of my predictions so far. And offer a hearty cheer for Agnes Varda.

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”
Runner-up: Peter Capaldi, “In the Loop”

Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, “Precious”
Runner-up: Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”

Best Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, “Up in the Air”
Runner-up: Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Ianucci and Tony Roche, “In the Loop”

Best Documentary: “The Beaches of Agnes” and “The Cove” (tie)

Best Cinematography: Christian Berger, “The White Ribbon”
Runner-up: Barry Ackroyd, “The Hurt Locker”

Best Production Design: Philip Ivey, “District 9”
Runner-up: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg, “Avatar”

Best Music Score: T-Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton, “Crazy Heart”
Runner-up: Alexandre Desplat, “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

Douglas Edwards Award: C.W. Winters and Anders Edstrom, “The Anchorage”

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  • 1 12-13-2009 at 12:42 pm

    Me. said...

    You’re predictions did pretty well.

  • 2 12-13-2009 at 12:42 pm

    Nel said...

    Love the runner up nods for In the Loop and my 0 correct predictions for these awards

  • 3 12-13-2009 at 12:45 pm

    The Other James D. said...

    So far, terribly boring. Would’ve been more awesome had In the Loop won. But, nice to see it have some representation.

    Oy, another hour and 15 minutes until the big’uns! I wonder if I can watch Up in that time frame, sans interruption.

  • 4 12-13-2009 at 12:48 pm

    Charlie said...

    NYFCO Winners (So Far):

    Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”

    Best Supporting Actress: Mo’nique, “Precious”

  • 5 12-13-2009 at 12:50 pm

    Alex in Movieland said...

    yeah, I was just gonna say about the NYFCO ones. Good for them

  • 6 12-13-2009 at 12:54 pm

    Lev Lewis said...

    The runners-up are vastly more inspired choices than the winners. With the exception of Christian Berger, although I was really holding out for some Greig Fraser love with the critics.

  • 7 12-13-2009 at 12:55 pm

    Romeo Must Live said...

    Mo’Nique Sweeps. LOVE IT

  • 8 12-13-2009 at 12:58 pm

    Blake said...

    NYFCO: Director was Cameron vs. Bigelow. Bigelow won.

  • 9 12-13-2009 at 12:59 pm

    McGuff said...

    The UITA screenplay win suggests to me it will win Best Picture with the LAFCA as well.

  • 10 12-13-2009 at 1:02 pm

    The Other James D. said...

    Yeah, I have doubts The Hurt Locker will win BP here. (Maybe Best Director though?) But hopefully, NYFCC maintains the momentum.

  • 11 12-13-2009 at 1:03 pm

    RC of strangeculture said...

    Nice job on your predictions so far – far more compitent than you predicted.

  • 12 12-13-2009 at 1:17 pm

    Alex in Movieland said...

    NYFCO: Meryl, Inglourious for Cinematography & Screenplay. allegedly

  • 13 12-13-2009 at 1:20 pm

    aspect ratio said...

    It’s going to be so boring if Mo’Nique and Waltz sweep the critics awards (and beyond).

  • 14 12-13-2009 at 1:22 pm

    The Other James D. said...

    I concur. It would be great if they each win the respective Oscar. But for the critics awards, can’t we spread the love a bit?

    Vera Farmiga and Stanley Tucci winning at least one a piece would be heavenly.

  • 15 12-13-2009 at 1:29 pm

    Puchika said...

    up in the air will win best picture oscar, hurt locker best director, waltz supporting actor, monique supporting actress–obvious and boring boring

  • 16 12-13-2009 at 1:33 pm

    Jamie said...

    Yay Meryl. Hope she can sweep through the day with LA too.

  • 17 12-13-2009 at 1:36 pm

    Charlie said...

    One more category, Guy:

    2009 LAFCA Career Achievement Award: Jean-Paul Belmondo

  • 18 12-13-2009 at 1:36 pm

    Michael W. said...

    Where are you guys hearing about the NY Online critics? I don’t see anything on their site.

  • 19 12-13-2009 at 1:38 pm

    The Other James D. said...

    AwardsDaily, it seems.

  • 20 12-13-2009 at 1:54 pm

    BenitoDelicias said...

    I have nothing in favor of the Washington Critics from earlier in the week and nothing against the LA Critics…but it’s nice to now that after so much criticism from the Washington guys calling them uninspired and trying to emulate the Oscars, the holy LA Critics have so far done exactly the same. I bet nobody will call them the same.

    Just look at the writing and the choice of words for the stories of the LA and Boston awards and compare them to the DC awards which are all basically coming from the same pile.

    Even if the second part of the LA Awards are more “inspired” choices, they’ll still be part-emulators of the Oscars…but nobody will call them that.

    When people deserve it, they deserve it, when you like somebody, you like them. You can’t go voting for somebody else just to avoid being called a copycat.

  • 21 12-13-2009 at 1:57 pm

    Andrew Webb said...

    Avatar just won Best Picture at NYFCO

  • 22 12-13-2009 at 2:02 pm

    tintin said...

    Avatar? Really?!?!?! WOW

  • 23 12-13-2009 at 3:02 pm

    The Other James D. said...

    The Hurt Locker won Best Picture!


  • 24 12-13-2009 at 3:04 pm

    The Other James D. said...

    Also, I love the unusual choice of Yolande Moreau–I’ve heard incredible things and had Séraphine down on my list of yet to be seen films.

  • 25 12-13-2009 at 3:07 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    Carey Mulligan was runner-up for Actress.

    But I have to say I’m shocked–I’ve never even heard of the film the Best Actress winner was in.

  • 26 12-13-2009 at 3:08 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    Jeff Bridges wins Actor, Colin Firth runner-up

  • 27 12-13-2009 at 3:08 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    Jeff Bridges wins Actor, Colin Firth runner-up

  • 28 12-13-2009 at 3:09 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    Sorry for the duplicates.

  • 29 12-13-2009 at 3:10 pm

    The Other James D. said...

    Really? I don’t remember how I heard of it, but it’s been on my radar. She received raves for her performance.

    Up in the Air was the runner-up for Picture and Kathryn Bigelow beat Michael Haneke for Director.

    This is a great day to be Kathryn Bigelow.