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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