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Los Angeles Film Critics Announce 2004 Award Winners
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
December 11, 2004

LOS ANGELES, JANUARY 11, 2004Sideways was voted Best Picture of the Year, it was announced tonight by Henry Sheehan, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). The runner up was Million Dollar Baby.

LAFCA's 30th annual achievement awards ceremony will be held Thursday, January 13 at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles. www.lafca.net.

Other award winners are:

DIRECTOR
Alexander Payne, Sideways
Runner-up: Martin Scorsese, The Aviator

ACTRESS
Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake
Runner-up: Julie Delpy, Before Sunset

ACTOR
Liam Neeson, Kinsey
Runner-up: Paul Giamatti, Sideways

SCREENPLAY
Sideways by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Runner-up: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind by Charlie Kaufman

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Virginia Madsen, Sideways
Runner-up: Cate Blanchett, The Aviator and Coffee & Cigarettes

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Thomas Haden Church, Sideways
Runner-up: Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
House of Flying Daggers directed by Zhang Yimou
Runner-up: The Motorcycle Diaries directed by Walter Salles

DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM
Born into Brothels written and directed by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski
Runner-up: Fahrenheit 9/11 directed by Michael Moore

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Dante Ferretti, The Aviator
Runner-up: Huo Tingxiao, House of Flying Dagggers

MUSIC/SCORE
Michael Giacchino, The Incredibles
Runner-up: Alexandre Desplat, Birth

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Dion Beebe and Paul Cameron, Collateral
Runner-up: Xiaoding Zhao, House of Flying Daggers

ANIMATION
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 Brothers and Richard Schickel for the reconstruction of Samuel Fuller's The Big Red One


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