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Spacek Gets L.A. Critics' Nod

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For the second time in a week, Oscar-winning actress Sissy Spacek has been honored for her role in “In the Bedroom.” Last week, the New York Film Critics Circle named Spacek best actress and on Saturday, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association concurred, reports Reuters. Critics have lauded her performance as a grieving mother in the heartbreaking drama, and the L.A. and New York critics’ awards are thought of as indicators of future Oscar winners. Denzel Washington was named best actor for his role as a corrupt cop in “Training Day.” The best film award went to “In the Bedroom,” the debut directing effort of Todd Field, who is better known as an actor (he was Tom Cruise’s piano-playing friend in 1999’s “Eyes Wide Shut.”) David Lynch won for best director for the moody thriller “Mulholland Drive.” The costars of “Iris,” Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent, won for best supporting actress and actor, respectively, for their portrayals of writer Iris Murdoch and husband John Bayley. Christopher Nolan took home the best screenplay award for ”Memento,” his mind-bending, backward-running film about a man with short-term memory loss trying to solve his wife’s murder. Multi-talented John Cameron Mitchell received the New Generation Award for his role as a gender-bending rock singer in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” which he also wrote and directed.