Brokeback Mountain was voted "Best Picture of the Year" by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). The runner up was A History of Violence. LAFCA's 31st annual achievement awards ceremony will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Los Angeles.

Other award winners are:

DIRECTOR: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
- Runner-up: David Cronenberg, A History of Violence

ACTRESS: Vera Farmiga, Down to the Bone
- Runner-up: Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents

ACTOR: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
- Runner-up: Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain

Capote by Dan Futterman
The Squid and the Whale by Noah Baumbach

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Catherine Keener, Capote, Ballad of Jack and Rose, The 40 Year Old Virgin and The Interpreter
- Runner-up: Amy Adams, Junebug

SUPPORTING ACTOR: William Hurt, A History of Violence
- Runner-up: Frank Langella, Good Night, And Good Luck

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Caché directed by Michael Haneke
- Runner-up: 2046 directed by Wong Kar Wai

DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM: Grizzly Man directed by Werner Herzog
- Runner-up: "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" directed by Alex Gibney

PRODUCTION DESIGN: William Chang, 2046
- Runner-up: Jim Bissell, Good Night, And Good Luck.

ANIMATION: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Nick Park and Steve Box)

MUSIC/SCORE: Joe Hisaishi, Youmi Kimura, Howl’s Moving Castle
- Runner-up: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tony Takitani

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Elswit, Good Night, And Good Luck
- Runner-up: Christopher Doyle, Kwan Pun Leung, & Yiu-Fai Lai, 2046

NEW GENERATION: Terrence Howard


INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL: “La Commune (Paris, 1871)” directed by Peter Watkins

To Film critic Kevin Thomas for his contributions to film culture in Los Angeles.
To David Shepard, Bruce Posner and the Anthology Film Archive to honor “Unseen Cinema”, an eight-disc set DVD collection of avant-garde, underground films from 1894-1941.