L.A. Critics Name “Frankenweenie” Best Animation

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Franken­wee­nie,” directed by Tim Bur­ton, has been named the Best Ani­ma­tion of 2012 by the Los Ange­les Film Crit­ics Association.

Don Hertzfeldt’s It’s Such a Beau­ti­ful Day was declared runner-up in the category.

The 38th Annual LAFCA Awards were announced Sunday.

Amour was named Best Pic­ture of the year. Its star, Emmanuelle Riva, tied for Best Actress for Jen­nifer Lawrence (Sil­ver Lin­ings Play­book).

Runner-up for Best Pic­ture was The Mas­ter. Paul Thomas Ander­son was named Best Direc­tor, while Best Actor went to Joaquin Phoenix and Best Sup­port­ing Actress went to Amy Adams.

The Mas­ter also earned Mihai Malaimare Jr. a runner-up nod for Best Cin­e­matog­ra­phy. The movie’s Jack Fisk and David Crank won for Best Pro­duc­tion Design. Jonny Green­wood was named runner-up for Best Music Score.

Doc­u­men­tar­ian Fred­er­ick Wise­man received the Career Achieve­ment award.

Founded in 1975, the Los Ange­les Film Crit­ics Asso­ci­a­tion is com­prised of Los Angeles-based pro­fes­sional film crit­ics work­ing in the Los Ange­les print and elec­tronic media.

Plaques of recog­ni­tion are pre­sented to win­ners dur­ing LAFCA’s annual cer­e­mony, held in mid-January.

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