Awards 2012: ‘The Artist,’ George Clooney, ‘The Help,’ Win Big at Critics Choice Awards


ALTTwo nights ago, the people spoke. Last night, the critics named their victors. On Sunday, an ambiguous group of foreign press will hand out their Golden Globes while intoxicating many of your favorite stars.

We’re officially in the brunt of award season.

Last night’s Critic Choice awards didn’t surprises with too many out of nowhere wins, but it’s important to note that the show isn’t a sure fire predictor of the Golden Globes or the Academy Awards. Last year The Social Network took the Critics Choice’s top spot. But the big winner at the Oscars? The King’s Speech.

As you can tell from our “Making the Case” series, the staff is quite happy with most of the winners (listed below), but what say you? Are these the best movies/performances/scripts of the year?

Best Picture: The Artist

Best Actress: Viola Davis, The Help

Best Actor: George Clooney, The Descendants

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Ensemble: The Help

Best Young Actor: Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Best Director: Michel Haznavicius, The Artist

Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, Steve Zaillian, Moneyball

Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation

Best Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski, War Horse

Best Art Direction: Hugo

Best Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Costume: The Artist

Best Score: The Artist

Best Song: The Muppets, Life’s a Happy Song

Best Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Best Make-Up: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt 2

Best Sound: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt 2

Best Action Movie: Drive

Best Comedy: Bridesmaids

Best Animated Feature: Rango

Best Documentary: George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Honorary Award: Martin Scorsese

Joel Siegel Award: Sean Penn