The Los Angeles Film Critics Association announced its winners Sunday, along with runners-up in each category. The LA Film Critics Associations awards, along with the Golden Globes, is considered a bellwether of the Academy Awards.
The Complete List of Winners and Runners-up:
Best Picture: "The Social Network" (Runner-up: "Carlos")
Best Director (tie): Olivier Assayas ("Carlos") and David Fincher ("The Social Network")
Best Actor: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech" (Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez, "Carlos")
Best Actress: Kim Hye-ja, "Mother" (Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence, "Winter's Bone")
Best Supporting Actor: Niels Arestrup, "A Prophet" (Runner-up: Geoffrey Rush, "The King's Speech")
Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver, "Animal Kingdom" (Runner-up: Olivia Williams, "The Ghost Writer")
Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network" (Runner-up: David Seidler, "The King's Speech")
New Generation: Lena Dunham, "Tiny Furniture"
Best Foreign Language Film: "Carlos" (Runner-up: "Mother")
Best Animated Film: "Toy Story 3" (Runner-up: "The Illusionist")
Best Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, "Black Swan" (Runner-up: Roger Deakins, "True Grit")
Best Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas, "Inception" (Runner-up: Eve Stewart, "The King's Speech")
Best Music Score (tie): Alexandre Desplat , "The Ghost Writer"; Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, "The Social Network"
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film: "Last Train Home" (Runner-up: "Exit Through the Gift Shop")
Douglas E. Edwards Award for Independent/Experimental Film/Video: Jean-Luc Godard's "Film Socialism"
Legacy of Cinema: the F.W. Murnau Foundation and Fernando Pena for the restoration of "Metropolis"
Legacy of Cinema: Serge Bromberg for his preservation efforts, including his work on "Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno"