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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