The Alfonso Cuaron film dominates with four awards, while the Spike Jonze movie snags a total of two prizes from the L.A. Film Critics Association.
Los Angeles Film Critics Association names two winners for Best Picture of 2013. Alfonso Cuaron's space drama thriller "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's sci-fi romance "Her" tie for the top honor. But Cuaron manages to rise above Jonze in Best Director category. The former wins the title, while the latter settles as a runner-up.
There are two other ties in the voting Sunday, December 8. Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") takes home Best Actress honor along with Adele Exarchopoulos ("Blue Is the Warmest Color), and James Franco ("Spring Breakers") wins Best Supporting Actor title alongside Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club").
As for Best Actor, the coveted prize goes to "Nebraska" star Bruce Dern, with "12 Years a Slave" actor Chiwetel Ejiofor as a runner-up. Ejiofor's co-star Lupita Nyong'o, meanwhile, grabs Best Supporting Actress and Dern's fellow cast member June Squibb is a runner-up in the category.
"Gravity" that stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney wins two more prestigious prizes, Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki and Best Film Editing for Cuaron and Mark Sanger.
"Her" led by Joaquin Phoenix and voiced by Scarlett Johansson bags a second award for Best Production Design, thanks to K.K. Barrett's work. On top of that, the film's producer Megan Ellison who also produces another critic darling "American Hustle" is named New Generation.
- Best Picture: (TIE) "Gravity" and "Her"
- Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron - "Gravity" (runner-up: Spike Jonze - "Her")
- Best Actor: Bruce Dern - "Nebraska" (runner-up: Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years a Slave)
- Best Actress: (TIE) Cate Blanchett - "Blue Jasmine" and Adele Exarchopoulos - "Blue Is the Warmest Color
- Best Documentary: "Stories We Tell" (runner-up: "The Act of Killing")
- Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o - "12 Years a Slave" (runner-up: June Squibb - "Nebraska")
- Best Supporting Actor: (TIE) James Franco - "Spring Breakers" and Jared Leto - "Dallas Buyers Club"
- Best Screenplay: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke - "Before Midnight" (runner-up: Spike Jonze - "Her")
- Best Animation: "Ernest & Celestine" (runner-up: "The Wind Rises")
- Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki - "Gravity" (runner-up: Bruno Delbonnel - "Inside Llewyn Davis")
- Best Film Editing: Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger - "Gravity" (runner-up: Shane Carruth and David Lowery - "Upstream Color")
- Best Score: T Bone Burnett - "Inside Llewyn Davis" (runner-up: Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett - "Her")
- Best Production Design: K.K. Barrett - "Her" (runner-up: Jess Gonchor - "Inside Llewyn Davis)
- Best Foreign-Language film: "Blue Is the Warmest Color" (runner-up: "The Great Beauty")
- New Generation: Megan Ellison - producer of "Her" and "American Hustle"
- Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award: Charlotte Pryce - "Cabinets of Wonder: Films and a Performance"
- Legacy of Cinema: The Criterion Collection
- Special Citation: "12 Years a Slave" creative team