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L.A. film critics pick Liam Neeson in <i>Kinsey</i> as Best Actor (14590)

14590Entertainment News2004-12-14

L.A. film critics pick Liam Neeson in Kinsey as Best Actor

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association voted Saturday for its annual awards and honored Liam Neeson as Best Actor for his portrayal of bisexual sex researcher Alfred Kinsey in Kinsey. But the big winner of the day was Alexander Payne's Sideways, which took five prizes, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. (Advocate deputy arts and entertainment editor Alonso Duralde was among the voters Saturday.) The awards will be presented at a dinner in Los Angeles on January 13.

Here is a complete list of winners and runners-up for the 2004 Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards:

Best Picture: Sideways; Runner-up, Million Dollar Baby
Best Director: Alexander Payne, Sideways; Runner-up: Martin Scorsese, The Aviator
Best Actress: Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake; Runner-up: Julie Delpy, Before Sunset
Best Actor: Liam Neeson, Kinsey; Runner-up: Paul Giamatti, Sideways
Best Screenplay: Sideways by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor; Runner-up: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind by Charlie Kaufman
Best Supporting Actor: Virginia Madsen, Sideways; Runner-up: Cate Blanchett, The Aviator and Coffee & Cigarettes
Best Supporting Actor: Thomas Haden Church, Sideways; Runner-up: Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby
Best Foreign Language Film: House of Flying Daggers, directed by Zhang Yimou; Runner-up: The Motorcycle Diaries, directed by Walter Salles
Best Documentary/Nonfiction Film: Born Into Brothels, written and directed by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski; Runner-up: Fahrenheit 9/11, directed by Michael Moore
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti, The Aviator; Runner-up: Huo Tingxiao, House of Flying Daggers
Best Music/Score: Michael Giacchino, The Incredibles; Runner-up: Alexandre Desplat, Birth
Best Cinematography: Dion Beebe and Paul Cameron, Collateral; Runner-up: Xiaoding Zhao, House of Flying Daggers
Best Animated Film: Brad Bird, The Incredibles
The Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award: Star-Spangled to Death by Ken Jacobs
New Generation: Joshua Marston, writer-director, Maria Full of Grace, and Catalina Sandino Moreno, actress, Maria Full of Grace
Career Achievement: Jerry Lewis
Special Citation: Brian Jamieson of Warner Bros. and Richard Schickel for the reconstruction of Samuel Fuller's The Big Red One

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