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James Franco Unlikely Winner At LA Film Critics Awards

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The Los Angeles Film Critics announced their 2013 award winners yesterday. In a night filled with Oscar boosts for films like “Gravity” and “Her,” the real winner of the evening was none other than James Franco. The thesp won an unlikely Best Supporting Actor trophy for his turn as the Florida gangster rapper Alien in Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers.” While sharing the honor with “Dallas Buyer’s Club” co-star Jared Leto, this victory no doubt puts Franco in a position to gain an Oscar nomination—something he hasn’t done since 2011’s “127 Hours.” A24, the distributor of the film, started a grassroots ‘For Your Consideration’ campaign for the role back in October, but expect bigger and better coverage for Franco in the near future.

Here is a complete list of last night’s award recipients…

BEST PICTURE (TIE)

Gravity

Her

BEST ACTOR

Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
 Runner-up: Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)

BEST ACTRESS (TIE)

Cate Blanchett (BLue Jasmine)

Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (TIE)

James Franco (Spring Breakers)

Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
 Runner-up: June Squibb (Nebraska)

BEST DIRECTOR

Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
 Runner-up: Spike Jonze (Her)

BEST SCREENPLAY

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight) 
Runner-up: Spike Jonze (Her)

BEST EDITING

Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger (Gravity) 
Runner-up: Shane Carruth and David Lowery (Upstream Color)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity) 
Runner-up: Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis)

BEST DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM

Stories We TellRunner-up: The Act of Killing

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Ernest & Celestine Runner-up: The Wind Rises

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Blue is the Warmest Color
 Runner-up: The Great Beauty

BEST MUSIC/SCORE

T Bone Burnett (Inside Llewyn DavisRunner-up: Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett (Her)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

K.K. Barrett (Her)
 Runner-up: Jess Gonchor (Inside Llewyn Davis)

DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS AWARD

For Independent/Experimental Film/Video

Cabinets Of Wonder: Films and a Performance by Charlotte Pryce


By David Morris

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