The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Music is one of the annual film awards given by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.



Year Winner Composer(s)
1990 The Sheltering Sky Richard Horowitz and Ryuichi Sakamoto
1991 The Double Life of Véronique (La double vie de Véronique) Zbigniew Preisner
At Play in the Fields of the Lord
Europa Europa
1992 Damage Zbigniew Preisner
1993 Blue (Bleu) Zbigniew Preisner
The Secret Garden
Olivier, Olivier
1994 Ed Wood Howard Shore
1995 A Little Princess Patrick Doyle
1996 Kansas City Hal Willner and The Hey Hey Club Musicians
1997 Kundun Philip Glass
1998 The Butcher Boy Elliot Goldenthal
1999 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman


Year Winner Composer(s)
2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) Tan Dun
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Howard Shore
2002 Far from Heaven Elmer Bernstein
2003 The Triplets of Belleville (Les triplets de Belleville) Benoît Charest
2004 The Incredibles Michael Giacchino
2005 Howl's Moving Castle (Hauru no ugoku shiro) Joe Hisaishi and Youmi Kimura
2006 The Painted Veil Alexandre Desplat
The Queen
2007 Once Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
2008 Slumdog Millionaire A. R. Rahman
2009 Crazy Heart T-Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton


Year Winner Composer(s)
2010 The Ghost Writer Alexandre Desplat
The Social Network Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
2011 Hanna The Chemical Brothers
2012 Beasts of the Southern Wild Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis T Bone Burnett
2014 Inherent Vice Jonny Greenwood
Under the Skin Mica Levi
2015 Anomalisa Carter Burwell
2016 La La Land Justin Hurwitz, Pasek and Paul
2017 Phantom Thread Jonny Greenwood[1]
2018 If Beale Street Could Talk Nicholas Britell[2]
2019 I Lost My Body Dan Levy[3]


Year Winner Composer(s)
2020 Soul Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross[4]
2021 Parallel Mothers Alberto Iglesias[5]
2022 RRR M. M. Keeravani[6]
2023 The Zone of Interest Mica Levi[7]

Multiple winners

3 Awards

2 Awards


  1. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (3 December 2017). "'Call Me by Your Name' Selected as Best Picture by L.A. Film Critics Association". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  2. ^ Los Angeles Film Critics Association 2018 Winners|IndieWire
  3. ^ Los Angeles Film Critics Awards 2019 Winners — Full List — Deadline
  4. ^ 'Small Axe' Wins LAFCA Best Picture Despite Not Submitted for Oscars - Variety
  5. ^ Los Angeles Film Critics 2021 Winners List - Variety
  6. ^ Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) 2022 Winners - Variety
  7. ^ Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Winners List