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‘The Zone of Interest’ named best film of the year by Los Angeles Film Critics Association

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“The Zone of Interest” by Jonathan Glazer has received the prestigious title of the best film of the year, as announced by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. This haunting drama, set in Auschwitz, not only secured the top film award but also earned recognition for Glazer’s exceptional directing and Mica Levi’s remarkable score. Additionally, Sandra Hüller, who showcased her talent in both “The Zone of Interest” and the French courtroom drama “Anatomy of a Fall,” was honored with one of the two lead performance awards.

Diverging from their East Coast counterparts, the New York Film Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association made a distinct choice by selecting “The Zone of Interest” as the year’s best film, while the latter chose Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

Notably, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, which does not differentiate between gender in its acting categories, exclusively recognized female talent by awarding all four of its acting prizes to women.

In the lead acting category, Sandra Hüller and Emma Stone emerged as winners. Emma Stone’s outstanding performance was in Yorgos Lanthimos’ Frankenstein-inspired “Poor Things.” Meanwhile, Rachel McAdams was acknowledged for her role in the Judy Blume adaptation “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” and Da’Vine Joy Randolph received recognition for her co-starring role in the boarding school comedy-drama “The Holdovers.”

Last year, the group’s top prize was shared by “Tár” and “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” This year’s awards ceremony is scheduled for January 13.

Here is the complete list of honorees by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association:

  • Best Film: “The Zone of Interest”
  • Best Director: Jonathan Glazer, “The Zone of Interest”
  • Best Lead Performance: Sandra Hüller, “Anatomy of a Fall” and “The Zone of Interest”; Emma Stone, “Poor Things”
  • Best Supporting Performance: Rachel McAdams, “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”; Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers”
  • Best Non-English Language Film: “Anatomy of a Fall”
  • New Generation Award: Celine Song, “Past Lives”
  • Best Screenplay: Andrew Haigh, “All of Us Strangers”
  • Best Documentary: “Menus-Plaisirs — Les Troisgros”
  • Best Animated Film: “The Boy and the Heron”
  • Best Editing: Laurent Sénéchal, “Anatomy of a Fall”
  • Best Production Design: Sarah Greenwood, “Barbie”
  • Best Score: Mica Levi, “The Zone of Interest,” with recognition for sound designer Johnnie Burn
  • Best Cinematography: Robbie Ryan, “Poor Things”
  • Douglas Edwards Experimental Film Prize: “Youth (Spring)”
  • Career Achievement Award: Agnieszka Holland

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Film Awards

What is “The Zone of Interest”?

“The Zone of Interest” is a gripping drama directed by Jonathan Glazer, set in Auschwitz, and has been named the best film of the year by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Who received awards for their performances in the film?

Sandra Hüller, who starred in “The Zone of Interest,” was honored with one of the lead performance awards. Additionally, Emma Stone was recognized for her exceptional performance in “Poor Things.”

How did the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s choices differ from other film critics’ groups?

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association selected “The Zone of Interest” as the best film, in contrast to the New York Film Critics Circle, which chose “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Furthermore, all four of the acting awards given by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association were bestowed upon women.

When will the awards ceremony take place?

The awards ceremony is scheduled for January 13, where the winners will be formally recognized for their outstanding contributions to the film industry.

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