HAMMOND: Do Critics Choice Awards Mean ‘The Artist’ Is Heading For Oscar?

The Artist won best picture and Michael Hazanavicius was named best director tonight at the Critics Choice Movie Awards. Other winners included George Clooney for best actor in The Descendants and Viola Davis who took best actress for her work in The Help. Christopher Plummer was named best supporting actor for Beginners and Octavia Spencer supporting actress for The Help. The Tree Of Life and War Horse tied for best cinematography. Hugo took the award for art direction and best editing went to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The Help also was honored with best acting ensemble. Woody Allen was awarded best original screenplay for Midnight In Paris. Thomas Horn was voted best young actor/actress for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Best animated feature went to Rango, and Bridesmaids was named best comedy. The awards are presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

The complete list of winners:

BEST PICTURE
“The Artist”

BEST ACTOR
George Clooney – “The Descendants”

BEST ACTRESS
Viola Davis – “The Help”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer – “Beginners”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Octavia Spencer – “The Help”

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Thomas Horn – “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
“The Help”

BEST DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius – “The Artist”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Midnight in Paris” – Woody Allen

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“Moneyball” – Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chervin

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (TIE)
“The Tree of Life”
AND
“War Horse”

BEST ART DIRECTION
“Hugo”

BEST EDITING
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
“The Artist”

BEST MAKE-UP
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

BEST SOUND
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“Rango”

BEST ACTION MOVIE
“Drive”

BEST COMEDY
“Bridesmaids”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“A Separation”

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“George Harrison: Living in the Material World”

BEST SONG
“Life’s a Happy Song” – The Muppets
Performed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter
Written by Bret McKenzie and The Muppets

BEST SCORE
“The Artist”

JOEL SIEGEL AWARD
Sean Penn

CRITICS’ CHOICE MUSIC+FILM AWARD
Martin Scorsese