It’s been a busy day in Awards Season Land. Along with the AFI, Boston film critics, and New York online critics, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association announced its 2011 awards on Sunday. As is often the case with this group, it’s a somewhat eclectic mix with one or two left-field choices: The Descendants won best picture, its first major award this season. The Tree of Life‘s Terrence Malick won best director (and the film itself was runner-up for the LAFCA’s top prize). Michael Fassbender and Jessica Chastain won best actor and best supporting actress, respectively, but for all of their films released in 2011 — including, in Fassbender’s case, X-Men: First Class. And Yun Jung-hee was a surprise winner for Best Actress for Poetry, the South Korean cinema veteran’s first feature film since 1994.
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