Los Angeles Film Critics Association

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PICTURE
The Hurt Locker
Runner-Up: Up in the Air

DIRECTOR
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Runner-Up: Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon

ACTOR
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
Runner-up: Colin Firth, A Single Man

ACTRESS
Yolande Moreau, Seraphine
Runner-up: Carey Mulligan, An Education

ANIMATION
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Runner-up: Up

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Summer Hours
Runner-up: The White Ribbon

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mo’Nique, Precious
Runner-up: Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Runner-up: Peter Capaldi, In the Loop

SCREENPLAY
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, “Up in the Air”
Runner-up: Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche, In the Loop

DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM
The Beaches of Agnès and The Cove (tie)

MUSIC/SCORE
T-Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton, Crazy Heart
Runner-up: : Alexandre Desplat, Fantastic Mr. Fox

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Philip Ivey, District 9
Runner-up: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg, Avatar

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Christian Berger, The White Ribbon
Runner-up: Barry Ackroyd, The Hurt Locker

DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO C.W.
Winter and Anders Edstrom, The Anchorage

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