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Jennifer Lawrence & Joaquin Phoenix: LAFCA Award Winners!

Jennifer Lawrence & Joaquin Phoenix: LAFCA Award Winners!

The Los Angeles Film Critics has announced its award winners for the 2012 film season!

Amour, which focuses on an elderly couple whose love is tested after one is paralyzed from a stroke, picked up Best Picture, while Paul Thomas Anderson was named Best Director for The Master.

Jennifer Lawrence tied with Emmanuelle Riva for Best Actress for her work in Silver Linings Playbook while Joaquin Phoenix was awarded Best Actor for The Master. His co-star Amy Adams won the prize for Best Supporting Actress and Dwight Henry was the recipient of Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

The winners for the Boston Film Critics Awards were also announced today. Check out the winners inside!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the Los Angeles Film Critics winners?

Click inside for a complete list of winners…

Los Angeles Film Critics Winners

Best Picture
Amour, Runner-up: The Master

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master), Runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Actor
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master), Runner-up: Denis Lavant (Holy Motors)

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) and Emmanuelle Riva (Amour

Best Supporting Actor
Dwight Henry (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Runner-up: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams (The Master), Runner-up: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables and The Dark Knight Rises)

Best Animated Film
Frankenweenie, Runner-up: It’s Such a Beautiful Day

Best Foreign-Language Film
Holy Motors, Runner-up: Footnote

Best Documentary
The Gatekeepers, Runner-up: Searching for Sugar Man

Best Screenplay
Chris Terrio (Argo), Runner-up: David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins (Skyfall), Runner-up: Mihai Malaimare Jr. (The Master)

Best Editing
Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg (Zero Dark Thirty), Runner-up: William Goldenberg (Argo)

Best Music Score
Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Runner-up: Jonny Greenwood (The Master)

Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award

New Generation Award
Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Boston Society of Film Critics Winners

Best Film
Zero Dark Thirty
, Runner-ups: Amour and Moonrise Kingdom

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Runner-up: Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Runner-up: Denis Lavant (Holy Motors)

Best Actress
Emmanuelle Riva (Amour
), Runner-up: Deanie Yip (A Simple Life)

Best Supporting Actor
Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower
), Runner-up: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Field (Lincoln
), Runner-up: Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

Best Ensemble Cast
Seven Psychopaths
, Runner-up: Moonrise Kingdom

Best Animated Film
, Runner-up: ParaNorman

Best Documentary
How to Survive a Plague, Runner-up: The Queen Of Versailles

Best Foreign-Language Film

Best Screenplay
Tony Kushner (Lincoln
), Runner-up: Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom)

Best Cinematography
Mihai Malaimare, Jr. (The Master
), Runner-ups: Robert Yeoman (Moonrise Kingdom) and Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)

Best Editing
William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor (Zero Dark Thirty), Runner-up: William Goldenberg (Argo)

Best Use of Music in a Film
Moonrise Kingdom
, Runner-up: Django Unchained

Best New Filmmaker
David France (How to Survive a Plague), Runner-up: Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

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  • An

    Congratulations to Jennifer and everyone. These folks are true actors not just celebrities.

  • Julie

    OMG!!! I’m so happy for Jenn’ !! Tied with a great actress like Emmanuelle Riva… Congratulations!
    Next chapter: GOLDEN GLOBES AND OSCARS!!!!

  • Meena

    That is quite the make-up job on Jennifer. She looks almost biracial and very exotic. Pretty!

  • :)

    I reckon this is how Oscar night might look

  • Alice

    congrats!!!:) hope to see Jen get a nomination for the oscars!:)

  • Elizabeth

    surprised Day-Lewis didn’t win. everyone is touting him.

  • Pat

    YAY for Jennifer! Well deserved!

  • Alaia

    You know, Emmanuelle Riva also won! And she was better than Lawrence.

  • sweetness

    Well done Jennifer! Lovely young actress who is classy and talented!!

  • Beard

    Good for them.

    I think Amy Adams is a very, very dull actor. She needs to get some wrinkles or get arrested for drink driving or something. She’s really boring to watch onscreen and off.

  • lucy


    I’m also surprised that Daniel Day Lewis didn’t win. But then, at the end of the day, it’s the voting members of the Academy of Arts and Sciences who will decide who gets what at the Oscars.

  • Terrible Twos

    Daniel Day-Lewis will win the Oscar for best actor, without question. He literally became Abe Lincoln. I’ve never seen anything like it. These other awards, I question their motives. Not to undermine anything these other artists did; DDL must be the greatest actor living today.

  • R

    @Alaia: whatever makes you feel better, little krisbian. hahahaha

  • R

    Congrats Queens Jennifer and Emmanuelle!! Two generations of great actresses! Now Jen ,go get your Golden Globe and Oscar! :-) (in addition to yours Spirit , Satellite and Santa Barbar awards of course!) so happy for her!

  • T

    @R: seriously what is your problem???? she was just stating her opinion that she thought emmanuelle was better but that does not make her a fan of kristen.

    p.s stop using that stupid word, krisbian is a word i would expect a child to say

  • R

    @T: indeed, at least in terms of maturity krisbians are children. The comment was so dumb and childdish, then I concluded (perhaps wrongly) that it was a KStew’s stan. Because they hate all other actresses who are much more beautiful, talented and successful than her. They are a threat and a reminder of how mediocre and dispensable she is.

  • Julie

    @Alaia: Show me another young actress her age who has given such an incredible, witty, and smart performance (maybe Saoirse Ronan) At age 20, she received nominations for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Award. Can you imagine what her talent will be in her 80′s?

  • Julie

    @R: Don’t’ forget San Diego Film Critics Society and DC Film Critics’ Awards ;-)
    She is nominated for « Best Actress »

  • R

    @Julie: I hope she has enough shelves at homme for all these statues! :)

  • T

    @R: the only childish comments i see are the ones written by you. making false judgements that some is a fan of kristen just cos they said something negative about jennifer lawrence is dumb considering you do not even know who the person is that wrote the comment

  • T

    @Julie: unfortunately she did not win best actress in the DC Film Critics Awards, jessica chastain did

  • T

    @Julie: dakota fanning is a young actress who has given incredible and smart performances and she is only 18

  • TheEricaStar

    Joaquin Phoenix get that much deserved OSCAR!

  • Julie

    @T: I speak about “nominee” for Lawrence, not “winner”

  • Val

    @TheEricaStar: Joaquin Phoenix probably won’t win an Academy award any time soon after he spoke out about the stupidity of it all. It’s really just a popularity contest and the biggest suck-ups win. Phoenix deserved one for Walk the Line and he definitely deserves one now.

  • rel

    I don’t hate Jennifer, but I think she is not all that.
    IMO Mia W. is better than her.
    Jennifer is becoming SO overrated.
    Just because she was nominated for oscar means having talent? or is the most talented?
    Please! Oscar or whatever award is just media. Markenting, business!

    Jennifer is a good actress, but she is not the BEST of her generation.

  • rel

    Agree! I don’t think she is all that everyone says! Please! There are actresses better than her, but they did not have or do not have all of this media hype. She is becoming overrated.