In the 36th annual LAFCA awards ceremony, the Korean drama directed by Bong Joon-ho was also named the runner-up for the best foreign-language film. That award went to “Carlos,” directed by Olivier Assayas of France.
Starring Won Bin as Kim’s on-screen son, “Mother” was produced in Seoul in 2009 but put on a limited release in the United States this past year.
The Facebook drama “The Social Network” was named the year’s best picture, while the best-actor prize went to Colin Firth for “The King’s Speech.”
The LAFCA is an organization of film critics working in the media in Los Angeles.