Meryl, Melissa and The Artist win the New York Online Critics Awards

Meryl Streep added more fuel to her Oscar campaign for The Iron Lady winning Best Actress from the New York Film Critics Online group. They also championed front-runners The Artist for Best Picture and Director and Albert Brooks for Supporting Actor, but there were a few surprise names called as well. Michael Shannon won Best Actor for Take Shelter while Melissa McCarthy pulled out a surprise win for Supporting Actress in Bridesmaids. The latter film also took home the Ensemble prize. Check out all the winners below.

Best Picture The Artist
Best Director Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best Actor Michael Shannon, Take Shelter
Best Actress Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks, Drive
Best Supporting Actress Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Best Screenplay Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Best Ensemble Cast Bridesmaids
Best Foreign Language Film A Separation
Best Documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Best Animated Film The Adventures of Tintin
Breakthrough Performer Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life, The Debt, The Help, Take Shelter, Texas Killing Fields, Coriolanus
Best Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezski, The Tree of Life
Best Use of Music Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Best Debut Director Joe Cornish, Attack the Block


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