L.A. critics to fete Lumet
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association will honor director Sidney Lumet with its annual Career Achievement Award. The 83-year-old helmer recieved the organization's first two directing awards for "Dog Day Afternoon" in 1975 and "Network" in 1976. Lumet's 50-plus year career is currently experiencing a renaissance with his upcoming ThinkFilm release "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead." The honor will be presented at the group's Jan. 12 awards ceremony at the InterContinental Los Angeles in Century City.