The 36th Los Angeles Film Critics Association has announced their winners, aside from David Fincher’s The Social Network sweeping many of the awards, the LA critics have a few dramatic twists in their awards list. To begin with they have a rather dark horse, Carlos, a mini-series that few people even know of getting a number of mentions and a number of other foreign films seeping their way into mainstream awards. Interestingly enough the Foreign films stand to win for “Best Foreign Film” and “Best Film” — not that I don’t support foreign films but doesn’t that feel a bit like cheating? And the fact that it’s more a mini-series than a film?

Check out the full list below…

BEST PICTURE:

The Social Network

Runner-up: Carlos

BEST DIRECTOR:

Olivier Assayas for Carlos AND David Fincher for The Social Network — TIE

BEST ACTOR:

Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

BEST ACTRESS:

Kim Hye-ja, Mother
Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Niels Arestrup, A Prophet
Runner-up: Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Runner-up: Olivia Williams, The Ghost Writer

BEST SCREENPLAY:

Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Runner-up: David Seidler, The King’s Speech

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

Carlos
Runner-up: Mother

BEST ANIMATION:

Toy Story 3
Runner-up: The Illusionist

BEST DOCUMENTARY / NON-FICTION FILM:

Last Train Home
Runner-up: Exit Through the Gift Shop

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
Runner-up: Roger Deakins, True Grit

BEST MUSIC/SCORE:

Alexandre Desplat, The Ghost Writer, and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network — Tie

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:

Guy Hendrix Dyas, Inception
Runner-up: Eve Stewart, The King’s Speech

BEST NEW GENERATION:

Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture

DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO:

Film Socialism

LEGACY OF CINEMA AWARDS:

Serge Bromberg, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno, and the F.W. Murnau Foundation and Fernando Pena for the restoration of Metropolis

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:

Paul Mazursky