Awards to be announced on Dec. 12

Paul Mazursky will receive the career achievement award from the Los Angeles Film Critics at the Jan. 15 ceremony.

LAFCA president Brent Simon announced the honor Sunday and said in a statement, “”From his work as an actor, including in Stanley Kubrick’s first film, ‘Fear and Desire,’ to his genre-spanning career as a writer and director, Mazursky is a great figure of world cinema as well as an American original.” Mazursky is being honored for his body of work which includes “Blume in Love,” “Harry and Tonto” and “An Unmarried Woman.”

The L.A. critics have also added two new members: L.A. Weekly film editor Karina Longworth and Mark Olsen, who writes for publications including the Los Angeles Times. Org will announce the winners of its 2010 awards live via Twitter at its Dec. 12 meeting.

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