Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Winners List: ‘The Artist’ Nabs Best Picture

January 13, 2012

At last night’s 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, winners included The Artist with four wins and The Help with three. Who else took some trophies home? We’ve got the full list below!

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Awards season officially kicked off with last night’s Critics’ Movie Awards, and The Artist led the night with four awards including the top honor, Best Picture. Michel Hazanavicius was named Best Director and the film also won for Best Costume and Best Score.

The Help, who had a great night as well, saw Viola Davis win in the Best Actress category, Octavia Spencer took home a Best Supporting Actress trophy and the cast was recognized too, winning Best Acting Ensemble.

George Clooney was named Best Actor for his role in The Descendants, and Christopher Plummer got “completely turned on” by his Best Supporting Actor win for Beginners.

Bridesmaids was given the award for Best Comedy, prompting producer Judd Apatow to say during his acceptance speech, “Jerry Lewis once said that he didn’t think that women were funny. I’d like to say, with all respect, f*** you.”

The ceremony aired live on VH1, with comic actors Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel serving as hosts for the evening.

Here is the full list of Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 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 and 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, Aaron Sorkin, Steve Zaillian and Stan Chervin (based on the book by Michael Lewis)
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 Makeup: 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,” Brett McKenzie, The Muppets
Best Score: The Artist
Joel Siegel Award: Sean Penn
Music + Film Award: Martin Scorsese

Next up, The Golden Globes on Sunday!

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