LAFCA names 'The Social Network' best picture of the year
The Los Angeles Film Critics named "The Social Network" the best picture of the year Sunday, beating out the critics group's runner-up, "Carlos," the French film about Carlos the Jackal. The group also named David Fincher of "Social Network" and Olivier Assayas of "Carlos" best directors of the year.
Colin Firth was LAFCA's choice for best actor for his role as King George VI in "The King's Speech." Edgar Ramirez was named runner-up for "Carlos." The best actress award was given to Kim Hye-ja for the South Korean film "Mother," with Jennifer Lawrence receiving runner-up for "Winter's Bone."
In animation, "Toy Story 3" won the critics' recognition, with "The Illusionist" receiving runner-up.
"Carlos" was named foreign language film of the year with "Mother" being recognized with runner-up.
The 36th annual LAFCA ceremony will be held Jan. 15. Paul Mazursky will receive the 2010 Career Achievement Award.
— Nicole Sperling
Photo: Justin Timberlake, left, and Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network." Credit: Merrick Morton/Columbia TriSta.