The Artist and The Help win big at the Critics Choice Awards

The Artist and The Help just picked up some serious ammunition as they continue their Oscar march with both films winning big at tonight’s Critics Choice Awards. The Artist won four awards including Best Picture and Director (Michael Hazanavicus) while The Help took home three: Best Acting Ensemble, Best Actress (Viola Davis) and Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer). I have to say Davis easily had the best speech of the night and now has to be seen as the biggest threat to take the Academy Award from Meryl Streep. Both ladies will be competing at Sunday’s Golden Globes too where I think Streep may prevail. (And to make things interesting Michelle Williams who lost here tonight should win at the Globes since she’s in the Musical/Comedy category not Drama like her peers. This is a serious race!)… The other big honors went to George Clooney for Best Actor and Christopher Plummer for Best Supporting Actor. Take a look at all the winners including Bridesmaids for Best Comedy and Thomas Horn (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close) for best Younger Actor/Actress below and head to the BFCA website for more info here.

2012 Critics Choice Award Winners:

Best Picture The Artist
Best Director Michel Hazanavicius, 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 Original Screenplay Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Adapted Screenplay Aaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillain, Moneyball
Best Acting Ensemble The Help
Best Animated Film Rango
Best Foreign Language Film A Separation
Best Documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Best Comedy Bridesmaids
Best Action Movie Drive
Best Young Actor/Actress Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Best Makeup Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Part 2
Best Song “Life’s A Happy Song,” The Muppets
Best Costume Design The Artist
Best Score The Artist
Best Editing The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Best Sound Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Best Visual Effects Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Best Art Direction Hugo
Best Cinematography (tie) War Horse and The Tree of Life

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