LA film critics give kudos to Verbinski’s “Rango”

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Echo­ing its Washington-area coun­ter­part, the Los Ange­les Film Crit­ics Asso­ci­a­tion has given Gore Verbinski’s Rangoits award for Best Animation.

The Adven­tures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Uni­corn, directed by Steven Spiel­berg, was named runner-up in the cat­e­gory for the 37th annual Los Ange­les Film Crit­ics Asso­ci­a­tion Awards.

The Descen­dants was named Best Pic­ture, with The Tree of Life the runner-up. For their work on The Descen­dants, Alexan­der Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash were named runners-up for Best Screenplay.

Ter­rence Mal­ick won Best Direc­tor hon­ors for The Tree of Life. The pic­ture also won Emmanuel Lubezki a Best Cin­e­matog­ra­phy award.

Mar­tin Scors­ese was runner-up in the Best Direc­tor cat­e­gory for Hugo. Dante Fer­retti won Best Pro­duc­tion Design for the picture.

Michael Fass­ben­der won Best Actor hon­ors for his roles in A Dan­ger­ous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame and X-Men: First Class. Michael Shan­non was runner-up for Take Shel­ter.

Best Actress hon­ors went to Yin Jung-hee for Poetry, while Kirsten Dunst was declared runner-up for Melan­cho­lia.

Christo­pher Plum­mer was named Best Sup­port­ing Actor for his role in Begin­ners. Pat­ton Oswalt was runner-up for Young Adult.

Jes­sica Chas­tain was named Best Sup­port­ing Actress for her work in Cori­olanus, The Debt, The Help, Take Shel­ter, Texas Killing Fields and Tree of Life. The runner-up was Janet McTeer for Albert Nobbs.

Best Screen­play went to direc­tor Asghar Farhadi for A Sep­a­ra­tion, which was declared runner-up for Best Foreign-Language Film.

City of Life and Death, directed by Chuan Lu, was named Best Foreign-Language Film. Cao Yu was runner-up in Best Cin­e­matog­ra­phy for the movie.

Best Pro­duc­tion Design runner-up went to Maria Djurkovic for Tin­ker Tai­lor Sol­dier Spy.

The Chem­i­cal Broth­ers were hon­ored for Best Music Score for Hanna; Cliff Mar­tinez was the runner-up for Drive.

For Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film, Werner Herzog’s Cave of For­got­ten Dreams was the win­ner; Clio Barnard’s The Arbor was the runner-up.

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.

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