Los Angeles Film Critics Announce 2020 Winners (Updating Live)
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (Lafca), one of the most important critics groups in the awards season, is announcing their favorites films and performances, following Boston and New York last week.Notorious for embracing foreign films and performances, the west coast group chose Neon’s “Parasite” and its director Bong Joon-ho last year, which went on to win the Academy Award for best picture and director.The last time a Lafca winner for best film failed to be nominated for best picture at the Oscars was in 2008 when the group chose the animated film “Wall-e” for their top prize.
It should be noted that it was the final year of five available slots for the Academy’s top category.
Since the expansion to ten best picture nominees, and then later to a “sliding scale” system, four of the Lafca winners have gone on to win the best picture prize,
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