LA Critics Love the Descendants

Winning another big kudos today, Alexander Payne’s The Descendants took Best Picture from the LA Critics Association. Christopher Plummer and Jessica Chastain continued their winning ways in the supporting categories while Michael Fassbender picked up his first big win since the Venice Film Festival. Take a look at the winners including a total random for Best Actress below.

2011 LA Film Critics Association Award Winners:

Best Picture
The Descendants
(Runner-up: The Tree of Life)

Best Director
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
(Runner-up: Martin Scorsese, Hugo)

Best Actor
Michael Fassbender, A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame, X-Men: First Class
(Runner-up: Michael Shannon, Take Shelter)

Best Actress
Yun Jung-hee, Poetry
(Runner-up: Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia)

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
(Runner-up: Patton Oswalt, Young Adult)

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

Best Animated Film
Rango
(Runner-up: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn)

Best Documentary/Nonfiction Film
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
(Runner-up: The Arbor)

Best Foreign Language Film
City of Life and Death
(Runner-up: A Separation)

Best Screenplay
A Separation, Asghar Farhadi
(Runner-up: The Descendants, Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash)

Best Cinematography
The Tree of Life, Emmanuel Lubezki
(Runner-up: City of Life and Death, Cao Yu)

Best Production Design
Hugo, Dante Ferretti
(Runner-up: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Maria Djurkovic

Best Production Design
Hugo, Dante Ferretti
(Runner-up: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Maria Djurkovic)

Best Music/Score
Hanna, The Chemical Brothers
(Runner-up: Drive, Cliff Martinez)

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

Best Independent/Experimental Film
Spark of Being

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