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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