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L.A. Critics Honor Mo’Nique, Christoph Waltz

Oscar frontrunners take supporting prizes in L.A Film Critics Association awards first round

Oscar front-runners Christoph Waltz and Mo’Nique won the supporting actor and actress awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for their roles in "Inglourious Basterds" and "Precious," respectively.

Peter Capaldi was named supporting actor runner-up for his role in "In the Loop," while Anna Kendrick was supporting-actress runner-up for "Up in the Air."

In the first of two announcements of the LAFCA awards, Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner won the screenplay prize for "Up in the Air," with Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche runners-up for "In the Loop."

Christian Berger won the cinematography award for his black-and-white work on Michael Haneke’s "The White Ribbon," Germany’s entrant in the Oscar foreign-film race.

T Bone Burnett and the late Stephen Bruton were honored in the music/score category for "Crazy Heart," while Philip Ivey won the production design award for "District 9." "The Cove" and "The Beaches of Agnes" tied in the documentary feature category.

The full list of winners and runners-up:

MUSIC/SCORE: T-Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton, "Crazy Heart"

Runner-up: Alexandre Desplat, "Fantastic Mr. Fox"


PRODUCTION DESIGN: Philip Ivey, "District 9"


Runner-up: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg, "Avatar"


CINEMATOGRAPHY: Christian Berger, "The White Ribbon"


Runner-up: Barry Ackroyd, "The Hurt Locker"


SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Mo’Nique, "Precious"


Runner-up: Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air"


SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds" (above)


Runner-up: Peter Capaldi, "In the Loop "


SCREENPLAY: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, “Up in the Air


Runner-up: Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche, "In the Loop "


DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM: "The Beaches of Agn├Ęs" and "The Cove" (tie)






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