LA Critics are known to be funky with their annual awards. Sally Hawkins' Oscar fate was sealed and she will clearly not be getting an Oscar nomination after snatching the LA Film Critics Circle's Best Actress award. Melissa Leo was runner-up, so she still has a chance.
They chose Wall-E for Best Picture rather than Slumdog. I guess I can live with that. Although it's hardly 2001: A Space Odyssey or anything.
For the record, Hawkins was fine, but it's mostly a one-dimensional role.