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December 12th, 2005 10:50am EST
Jake Gyllenhaal from Brokeback MountainBrokeback 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

SCREENPLAY: TIE:
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

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Richard Widmark

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

SPECIAL CITATIONS:
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.


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