Stacy Keibler poses for photographers as her boyfriend George Clooney, a cast member in "The Descendants," looks on at the premiere of the film, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in Beverly Hils, Calif. The film is released in New York and Los Angeles on Wednesday, and theaters nationwide on Friday. ((AP Photo/Chris Pizzello))
December 12, 2011 12:10:44 PM PST
LOS ANGELES - December 12, 2011 --
George Clooney's family drama "The Descendants" was chosen Sunday as the year's best film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, whose prizes are an early influence on the way to the Academy Awards.