‘Poetry’ actress feted by LA critics
The critics’ group’s prizes are an early influence on the way to the Academy Awards.
George Clooney’s family drama “The Descendants” was chosen as the year’s best film. Clooney plays a neglectful father in Hawaii trying to tend his daughters after his wife falls into an accident-induced coma.
Michael Fassbender won best actor for a breakout year that included leading roles as a sex addict in “Shame,” as a genetic mutant in “X-Men: First Class,” as psychiatrist Carl Jung in “A Dangerous Method” and as sullen Victorian gentleman Rochester in “Jane Eyre.”
Kirsten Dunst was best-actress runner-up as a depressive woman who finds inner strength as another planet bears down on a collision course with earth in “Melancholia.”