'Call Me by Your Name' and 'The Shape of Water' win big at Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. Awards

Dec 04, 2017 3086

BY: Sonaiya Kelley

The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. had lots of love for Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name” and Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” during its annual awards deliberations on Sunday. Guadagnino’s coming-of-age story about a 17-year-old American boy who falls in love with his father’s assistant played by Armie Hammer was voted best picture. And Timothée Chalamet was named best actor for his performance as the young American in Italy.

Guadagnino and Del Toro shared the directing award thanks to a tie vote from the critics group. Greta Gerwig, whose “Lady Bird” won the best picture award from the New York Film Critics Circle on Thursday, won the L.A. group’s “new generation” award. The Los Angeles and New York groups often differ on their best picture awards. Last year, the New York critics chose “La La Land” while the Los Angeles critics chose eventual Oscar winner “Moonlight.”

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SOURCE: http://www.latimes.com/

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