L.A. Film Critics choose best actor, best actress winners
The L.A. Film Critics Assn. is handing out its annual awards today. They've named their best actor and actress -- Michael Fassbender and Yun Jung-hee, along with several other awards. Here's the list so far.
Best actor: Michael Fassbender, for his work in "A Dangerous Method," "Jane Eyre," "Shame" and "X-Men: First Class."
Runner-Up: Michael Shannon, "Take Shelter."
Best Actress: Yun Jung-hee, in the South Korean film "Poetry."
Runner-up: Kirsten Dunst, "Melancholia."
Best Documentary/Nonfiction film: "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" by Werner Herzog.
Runner-Up: "The Arbor" by Clio Barnard.
Best screenplay: Asghar Farhadi, “A Separation.”
Runner-Up: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, “The Descendants.”
Best supporting actress: Jessica Chastain, who was recognized for her work in six films -- "Coriolanus," "The Debt," "The Help," "Take Shelter," "Texas Killing Fields" and "The Tree of Life."
Runner-up: Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs."
Best supporting actor: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners."
Runner-up: Patton Oswalt, "Young Adult."
Best cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, "The Tree of Life."
Runner-up: Cao Yu, "City of Life and Death."
Best music/score: The Chemical Brothers, "Hanna."
Runner-up: Cliff Martinez, "Drive."
Best production design: Dante Ferretti, "Hugo."
Runner-up: Maria Djurkovic, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy."
Best Independent, Experimental: "Spark of Being." Directed by Bill Morrison, it's a re-imagining of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein,: using images culled from archives around the world.
Photo: Writer-director Steve McQueen, left, and actor Michael Fassbender on the set of "Shame." Credit: Abbot Genser/ Fox Searchlight Pictures