Los Angeles Film Critics Awards 2013

The Los Angeles Film Critics will announce their 2013 winners on Dec. 8.

Last year, the Southern California group chose "Amour" as Best Picture while that film's leading lady Emmanuelle Riva tied Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook") for Best Actress. Lawrence went on to win the Oscar over, among others, Riva.

The big winner was "The Master," which took Best Director (Paul Thomas Anderson), Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams) and Production Design. While the performers went to compete at the Oscars, the helmer and production designers did not. 

Dwight Henry won Supporting Actor for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" but was snubbed by the Oscars. 

In this group's recent history, the Best Actress category has been a sore spot in terms of predicting Oscar success. Prior to last year, the previous five winners were snubbed by the Oscars: Yun Jung-Hee ("Poetry," 2011), Kim Hye-Ja ("Mother," 2010), Yolande Moreau ("Seraphine," 2009), and Sally Hawkins ("Happy-Go-Lucky," 2008). Only three ladies out of the past dozen winners have won Oscars the same year: Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose," 2007), Helen Mirren ("The Queen," 2006), and Julia Roberts ("Erin Brockovich," 2000).

While Phoenix reaped an Oscar bid, 2011 champ Michael Fassbender, who won for four films, was snubbed by the Oscars. Prior to that the L.A. critics correctly predicted six Best Actor winners in a row: Colin Firth ("The King's Speech," 2010), Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart," 2009), Sean Penn ("Milk," 2008), Day-Lewis ("There Will Be Blood," 2007), Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland," 2006), and Philip Seymour Hoffman ("Capote," 2005).

Best Picture: Handicapping
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Out of the Furnace

When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement fails to follow through, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice. Directed by Scott Cooper.


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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing. Directed by and starring Ben Stiller.


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