When HER was first screened, the reviews were mixed to say the least. Joaquin Phoenix was not part of any Best Actor discussions and we now know that Scarlett Johansson is not eligible because only her voice is heard. HER is starting to becoming more of a player and getting attention from Oscar voters. GRAVITY is maintaining its momentum with some wins already. Don’t count out 12 YEARS A SLAVE just yet. Many more precursor awards to come.

Full list of LA Film Critic winners:

Best Picture (TIE)
Gravity and Her

Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Runner-up: Spike Jonze, Her

Best Actor
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Runner-up: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Best Actress (TIE)
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine and Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color

Best Supporting Actor (TIE)
James Franco, Spring Breakers and Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Runner-up: June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Screenplay
Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight
Runner-up: Spike Jonze, Her

Best Documentary/Nonfiction Film
Stories We Tell
Runner-up: The Act of Killing

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Runner-up: The Great Beauty

Best Music/Score
T Bone Burnett, Inside Llewyn Davis
Runner-up: Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett, Her

Best Animation
Ernest & Célestine
Runner-up: The Wind Rises

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Runner-up: Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Editing
Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity
Runner-up: Shane Carruth and David Lowery, Upstream Color

Best Production Design
K.K. Barrett, Her
Runner-up: Jess Gonchor, Inside Llewyn Davis