Last night, all the big stars headed to the Hollywood Palladium for the 2012 Critics Choice Awards. Who were the big winners? The Artist and The Help!
The Help landed three of the coveted acting honors, including a Best Actress prize for Viola Davis, while her co-star Octavia Spencer picked up the night’s first award, Best Supporting Actress.
Davis told the crowd at the Hollywood Palladium, “I consider it an honor to pay homage to these woman who at that time period were not allowed to dream.” The ladies were handed another trophy, Best Acting Ensemble, but it was The Artist which was named Best Picture.
The silent movie also earned Michel Hazanavicius the Best Director honor and gained nods for Best Score and Best Costume Design.
George Clooney picked up the Best Actor Award for The Descendants while newcomer Thomas Horn won the award for Best Young Actor for his emotional turn in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. And one of the funniest movies of the year, Bridesmaids, took home the trophy for Best Comedy Movie while “Life’s A Happy Song” from The Muppets won Best Song.
The show was hosted by comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel and also featured some funny montages/skits including one on motion capture for inanimate objects and a farewell montage for some of the best movie character deaths of the year.
Click inside for the full list of winners. Next up on the Awards show schedule – The Golden Globes on Sunday!
The full list of winners is as follows:
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 and Incredibly Close)
Best Acting Ensemble (The Help)
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, Steve Zaillian and Stan Chervin (Moneyball)
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 (Bret McKenzie, The Muppets)
Best Score: The Artist
Joel Siegel Award: Sean Penn
Music + Film Award: Martin Scorsese