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'The Artist' and 'The Help' dominate the Critics Choice Awards

By Dave Karger, EW.com
updated 11:08 AM EST, Fri January 13, 2012
Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis won acting awards at the Critics Choice Awards for their performances in
Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis won acting awards at the Critics Choice Awards for their performances in "The Help."
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • "The Artist" won four trophies including Best Picture and Best Director
  • "The Help," meanwhile, also won big, taking home three prizes
  • George Clooney and Christopher Plummer picked up the male acting awards

(EW.com) -- "The Artist" cleaned up at the Broadcast Film Critics Association's Critics Choice Awards, winning four trophies including Best Picture and Best Director.

"The Help," meanwhile, also won big, taking home three prizes including acting awards for Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. "The Descendants'" George Clooney and "Beginners'" Christopher Plummer picked up the male acting awards. Last year, all four acting winners repeated their victories at the Oscars. The full list of winners is below.

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"

See the full article at EW.com.

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