L.A. Critics Pumped for Incredibles

It’s looking like another awards season blow-out by the folks at Disney and Pixar as The Incredibles picks up another win in the Best Animated Feature category. Director Brad Bird’s CG superhero spoof was honored by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association when the 2005 winners were announced over the weekend. Michael Giacchino’s score for The Incredibles was also feted by the organization.

Director Alexander Payne’s Sideways from Fox Searchlight Features was voted Best Picture of the Year, with Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby coming in at runner-up. Sideways also earned a Best Director win for Payne, who beat out runner-up Martin Scorsese for The Aviator.

Scorsese’s vfx-heavy Aviator won for Production Design, with Dante Ferretti topping runner-up Huo Tingxiao for director Zhang Yimou’s

House of Flying Dagggers, which was dubbed Best Foreign Language Film.

LAFCA’s 2004 winners were announced by president Henry Sheehan. The organization’s 30th annual achievement awards ceremony will be held Thursday, Jan. 13 at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles. A special career achievement award will be presented to comedian Jerry Lewis. For more information, go to www.lafca.net.

In other awards news, The Incredibles and Comedy Central’s South Park both landed on American Film Institute’s (AFI) year-end top-10 lists of best movies and TV shows of 2004.