Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones

Breaking awards news

I just got an email about the LA Film Critics awards--as far as I can tell, the first shot in the Oscar race:

From Anne Thompson's Risky Business blog:

Here are the LA Film Critics Winners:

Picture: Brokeback Mountain (over A History of Violence)

Director: Ang Lee (over David Cronenberg)

Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote (over Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain)

Actress: Vera Farmiga, Down to the Bone (over Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents)

Supporting Actress: Catherine Keener, for four films (Capote, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, The Interpreter), over Amy Adams of Junebug

Supporting Actor: William Hurt, A History of Violence (over Frank Langella, Good Night, and Good Luck)

Screenplay: Dan Futterman, Capote (over Noah Baumbach, The Squid and the Whale)

Cinematography: Robert Elswit, Good Night, and Good Luck (over 2046)

Production Design: 2046 (over Good Night, and Good Luck)

Music: Joe Hisaishi, Howl's Moving Castle

New Generation Award: Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow

Documentary: Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man (over Alex Gibney's Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room)

Animated Feature: Wallace + Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Foreign Film: Michael Haneke's Cachet (over 2046).

-- Sasha

Keep in mind that this is still very early, if you're not used to playing the awards season--remember how Sissy Spacek was all but a lock that year, and then the tide turned towards Halle Berry (I think that's who it was that year?). Part of the fun is watching how the race evolves, so don't take this as any declaration of This Is Who Will Win. But quality-wise? Yeah, I would say that Brokeback Mountain is the one to beat this year, and if it is beaten, cultural politics will likely play a very large part.

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