See Who Won the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards


Best Picture
The Artist 

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist 

Best Actor
George Clooney, The Descendants

Best Actress
Viola Davis, The Help

Best Suppporting 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 cast of The Help

Best Original Screenplay
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris 

Best Adapted Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian and Stan Chervin for Moneyball 

Best Cinematography
(tie) War Horse and The Tree of Life

Best Animated Feature

Best Action Movie

Best Comedy

Best Foreign-Language Film
A Separation

Best Documentary Feature
George Harrison: Living in the Material World 

Best Song
“Life’s a Happy Song” from The Muppets

Best Art Direction

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 Score
The Artist 

Joel Siegel Award
Sean Penn 

Critics’ Choice Music + Film Award
Martin Scorsese

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