The Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards GKIDS’ Ernest & Celestine the prize for Best Animation, while Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises is named the runner-up.
The vote for Best Film ended in a tie, with the prize going to both Alfonso Cuaron's survival-in-space tale Gravity and Spike Jonze's futuristic love story Her. Cuaron also was named best director, with Jonze as runner-up. Gravity also was cited for its cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki and its editing by Cuaron and Mark Sanger, while Her got a nod for K.K. Barrett's production design.
The complete list of winners is shown below:
Best Film: 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)
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
Source: The Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.