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LA Film Critics announced their winners

http://www.lafca.net/Home/News/2005_...s_winners.html

The award for Best Picture goes to "Brokeback Mountain".
(runner-up: "A History of Violence").

Other award winners are:

DIRECTOR: Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain)
Runner-up: David Cronenberg (A History of Violence)

ACTRESS: Vera Farmiga (Down to the Bone)
Runner-up: Dame Judi Dench (Mrs. Henderson Presents)

ACTOR: Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)
Runner-up: Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain)

SCREENPLAY: Tie: Capote (Dan Futterman) &
The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Catherine Keener (for The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Capote, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, & The Interpreter)
Runner-up: Amy Adams (June Bug)

SUPPORTING ACTOR: William Hurt (A History of Violence)
Runner-up: Frank Langella (Good Night, and Good Luck)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Cache (Director: Michael Haneke)
Runner-up: 2046 (Director: Wong Kar Wai)

DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM:
Grizzly Man (director: Werner Herzog)
Runner-up: Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
(directed by Alex Gibney)

PRODUCTION DESIGN: 2046 (William Chang)
Runner-up: Good Night, And Good Luck (James D. Bissell)

ANIMATION: Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Nick Park and Steve Box)

MUSIC/SCORE: Howl’s Moving Castle (Joe Hisaishi)
Runner-up: Tony Takatani (Ryuichi Sakamoto)

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Elswit (Good Night, and Good Luck)
Runner-up: Chris Doyle, Kwan Pun Leung, Yiu-Fai Lai (2046)

NEW GENERATION: Terrence Howard

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Richard Widmark

INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL: La Commune (Paris, 1871) directed by Peter Watkins
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Originally Posted by Grimfarrow
CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Richard Widmark
Excellent
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I haven't seen most of the movies, but I definately agree with this one:

MUSIC/SCORE: Howl’s Moving Castle (Joe Hisaishi)
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What about Sid Haig in "The Devil's Rejects"??
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Three cinematographers on 2046?
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Yes, and one of them is listed incorrectly.
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Black and white movies always win for cinematography. It boggles the mind.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Black and white movies always win for cinematography. It boggles the mind.
5 films in 30 years for the LA Film Critics
1 film in 37 years for the Oscars
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Black and white movies always win for cinematography. It boggles the mind.

Because it's a much bigger challenge than to light for color. If they are equally good, it was harder to achieve B&W film, so I don't mind that tie going to the runner.

And its a shame Schindlers List came out the same year as Clerks, preventing that from winning. Black and White begat Black and White
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Interesting, wonder if this is the start of a Brokeback sweep? Good to see History of Violence getting kudos, I really enjoyed that one.
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It's weird seeing Heath Ledger make a comeback.
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Am I the only one suprised to see William Hurt win for History of Violence? The rest of the film was great but he seemed way too over the top.
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I am offended that King Kong is not on the list.
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Originally Posted by fmian
I am offended that King Kong is not on the list.

Have you seen it?

Because, I'm not so offended. Rather thankful.
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CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Elswit (Good Night, and Good Luck)
This is great to see.

Elswit never got the credit he deserved for his amazing work on Paul Thomas Anderson's films.
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Man, I still need to see Squid and the Whale.
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Originally Posted by RyoHazuki
Am I the only one suprised to see William Hurt win for History of Violence? The rest of the film was great but he seemed way too over the top.
Agreed. Of all the great performances, THAT one got honored? I wouldn't even say his was the best 'supporting actor' performance in that film, both Ed Harris and the son were better IMO.
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was history of violence that good?
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Originally Posted by raven56706
was history of violence that good?
Not really.

It felt like the standard Hollywood type thriller, just not as insulting.

It was ok, but it didn't really offer anything that I haven't seen before with this type of storyline.
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Glad to see History of Violence and Grizzly Man get remembered. I hope HoV doesn't fade away come Oscar time.
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American Film Institute official selections for Movies of the Year, announced today (alphabetical order):

http://www.afi.com/tvevents/afiawards05/default.aspx

Brokeback Mountain

Capote

Crash

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Good Night, and Good Luck

A History of Violence

King Kong

Munich

The Squid and the Whale

Syriana

FYI: The Best Picture Oscar winner has been one of AFI's selections every year since the list's inception. Notable snubs: Walk the Line, The Constant Gardener, Memoirs of a Geisha, Cinderella Man.

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Originally Posted by starseed
Notable snubs: Walk the Line, The Constant Gardener, Memoirs of a Geisha, Cinderella Man.
I don't think anyone will consider Memoirs of a Geisha as being snubbed, since reviews for the film have been very dissapointing (only 28% so far on RT).
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Originally Posted by starseed
FYI: The Best Picture Oscar winner has been one of AFI's selections every year since the list's inception. Notable snubs: Walk the Line, The Constant Gardener, Memoirs of a Geisha, Cinderella Man.
Add The New World to that list.
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Originally Posted by RyoHazuki
Am I the only one suprised to see William Hurt win for History of Violence? The rest of the film was great but he seemed way too over the top.
I haven't seen the movie, but was told that he has very little screen time. Was his screen time one of the surprising factors with this award?
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Okay, where is Munich and Cinderella Man?

Has Munich been screened by anybody? I haven't seen Good Night & Good Luck yet, but I thought Cinderella Man's cinematography was terrific.

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