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Awards 2011. Los Angeles Film Critics Association Goes for "The Descendants"

Runner-Up: The Tree of Life, for which Terrence Malick wins Best Director.
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The Los Angeles Film Critics Association, too, has spent the day convening, voting and is tweeting. Here's what they've settled on for 2011:

Best Picture: Alexander Payne's The Descendants. Runner-Up: Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life.

Best Director: Terrence Malick for The Tree of Life. Runner-Up: Martin Scorsese for Hugo.

Best Actress: Yun Jung-hee for Poetry. Runner-Up: Kirsten Dunst for Melancholia.

Best Actor: Michael Fassbender for A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame and X-Men: First Class. Runner-Up: Michael Shannon for Take Shelter.

Best Foreign Language Film: Lu Chuan's City of Life and Death. Runner-Up: Asghar Farhadi's A Separation.

Best Independent/Experimental Film: Bill Morrison's Spark of Being.

Best Documentary/Nonfiction Film: Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Runner-Up: Clio Barnard's The Arbor.

New Generation: "The creative team behind Martha Marcy May Marlene (Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, Josh Mond and Elizabeth Olsen)."

Best Animation: Gore Verbinski's Rango. Runner-Up: Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's The Adventures of Tintin.

Best Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi for A Separation. Runner-Up: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for The Descendants.

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer for Beginners. Runner-Up: Patton Oswalt for Young Adult.

Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain for The Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, Take Shelter, Texas Killing Fields and Coriolanus. Runner-Up: Janet McTeer for Albert Nobbs.

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for The Tree of Life. Runner-Up: Cao Yu for City of Life and Death.

Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti for Hugo. Runner-Up: Maria Djurkovic for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Best Music/Score: The Chemical Brothers for Hanna. Runner-Up: Cliff Martinez for Drive. See Daniel Kasman's interview.

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