Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards / Best Picture
Winner of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association award for Best Picture . The American Film Critics Association is one of the first to announce its awards for the best film productions and filmmakers of the current calendar year each year at the beginning of December, which are presented about a month later, in early or mid-January.
The most successful in this category were the American film directors Alexander Payne and Steven Spielberg , whose films each received three awards. The film critics' association was able to present the Oscar winner eleven times in advance, most recently in 2020, with the award of the award to the South Korean contribution Parasite .
The most successful with five prizes won in one year were Robert Benton's Kramer versus Kramer , James L. Brooks ' Time of Tenderness , Martin Scorsese's Good Fellas - Three Decades in the Mafia , Clint Eastwood's Merciless and Alexander Payne's Sideways , who also took second place in 2004 in the leading actor category. Jane Campion's drama Das Piano also received five awards, but in 1993 it failed to win the main prize. A win for a filmmaker, similar to the Academy Awards so far, has not been achieved. In 2008, with the victory of Andrew Stanton's WALL · E - The Last Cleansing Up, an animated film was chosen as the best film of the year for the first time. In 2012, Michael Haneke's French-language film Liebe was awarded for the first time by a director from German-speaking countries. The production later won an Oscar for best foreign language film.
Notes: In some years there was an ex-aequo result and thus two winners. Since 2004, second-placed films have also been announced by the LAFCA jury.
¹ = later film productions, the Oscar as Best Picture of the Year won
² = film productions, later the Oscar as a foreign language Best Picture of the Year won
- ↑ 2004 occupied the later Oscar winner Million Dollar Baby by Clint Eastwood a second place
- ↑ In 2005, the film took A History of Violence by David Cronenberg second place
- ↑ In 2006, the film took the Queen by Stephen Frears second place
- ↑ In 2007, the film Butterfly and Diving Bell by Julian Schnabel took second place
- ↑ In 2008 the film The Dark Knight by Christopher Nolan took second place
- ↑ In 2009, the film took Up in the Air by Jason Reitman second place
- ↑ In 2010, the film Carlos - The Jackal by Olivier Assayas took a second place
- ↑ 2011, the film took The Tree of Life by Terrence Malick second place
- ↑ 2012 film took The Master of Paul Thomas Anderson second place
- ↑ In 2014 the film Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson took second place
- ↑ 2015, the film took Mad Max: Fury Road by George Miller to second place
- ↑ 2016, the film took La La Land by Damien Chazelle second place
- ↑ 2017, the film took The Florida Project by Sean Baker to second place
- ↑ 2018, the film took Burning of Lee Chang-dong second place
- ↑ In 2019 the film The Irishman by Martin Scorsese took second place