‘The Zone Of Interest’ Is Best Picture At Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards – Complete Winners List

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association is revealing its 2023 awards today, and Deadline is updating the winners list live as they are announced. See the latest tally below.

Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron took the Best Animation prize, just as it posted a record North American debut with $12.8 million. Laurent Sénéchal took Best Editing for Anatomy of a Fall, and the Production Design prize went to Barbie’s Sarah Greenwood.

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Mica Levi won Best Music/Score for The Zone of Interest, and awards-season favorite Poor Things picked up the day’s first award, Best Cinematography for Robbie Ryan. Barbie was the group’s runner-up in both of those categories.

Awards will be presented at the group’s banquet on January 13.

Oscar-nominated Europa Europa screenwriter and Emmy-nominated Treme director Agnieszka Holland will receive this year’s LAFCA Career Achievement Award.

“Few directors have been as fearlessly confrontational with their historical gaze as Agnieszka Holland has across decades, and we’re thrilled to honor her this year,” said LAFCA president Robert Abele. “With moral clarity, deep empathy and invigorating filmmaking, her work lays bare the damage that oppressive regimes and sociopolitical conflicts wreak on everyday souls. At a time of increasing worldwide unrest, with authoritarianism on the rise, Holland’s fiercely humane films remind us history isn’t entirely behind us, and that a vibrantly political cinema is more vital now than ever.”

At last year’s LAFCA Awards, Tar and eventually Oscar-winner Everything Everywhere All at Once tied for Best Picture.

Founded in 1975, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association is composed of L.A.-based professional film critics working in the local print and electronic media. LAFCA members hold their annual awards vote, honoring screen excellence on both sides of the camera.

Here are the winners revealed so far:

Best Picture

WINNER: The Zone of Interest

RUNNER-UP: Oppenheimer



Best Director

Winner: Jonathan Glazer for The Zone of Interest
Runner-up: Yorgos Lanthimos for Poor Things

Best Documentary/Nonfiction

Winner: Menus-Paisirs – Les Troisgros

Best Screenplay

WINNER: Andrew Haigh for All of Us Strangers

RUNNER-UP: Samy Burch for May December

Douglas Edwards Experimental Film Prize

WINNER: Wang Bing’s Youth (Spring).

Best Lead Performance

Winner: Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall and The Zone of Interest,

and Emma Stone, Poor Things

Runner-up: Andrew Scott, All of Us Strangers, and

Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction

Best Supporting Performance

Winner: Rachel McAdams, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

Runner-up: Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon

and Ryan Gosling, Barbie

Best Animation
Winner: The Boy and the Heron
Runner-up: Robot Dreams

Winner: Laurent Sénéchal, Anatomy of a Fall
Runner-up: Jonathan Alberts, All of Us Strangers

Best Production Design
Winner: Sarah Greenwood, Barbie
Runner-up: Shona Heath and James Price, Poor Things

Best Music/Score
Winner: Mica Levi, The Zone of Interest
Runner-up: Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, Barbie

Best Cinematography
Winner: Robbie Ryan, Poor Things
Runner-up: Rodrigo Prieto, Killers of the Flower Moon & Barbie

Career Achievement Award
Agnieszka Holland

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