The Las Vegas Critics are one of the few groups that actually has a name for their annual awards...The Sierra Awards. Kinda cool. I met several of the critics in this group when I used to live in Vegas myself, and therefore, this is always one of the groups I pay just a little more attention to myself. Here are their winners, topping off with another win for The Artist!
TOP TEN FILMS
1. The Artist (BEST FILM OF THE YEAR)
4. The Descendants
6. The Help
8. Midnight in Paris
BEST DIRECTOR: Nicholas Winding Refn - "Drive"
BEST ACTOR: Jean Dujardin - "The Artist"
BEST ACTRESS: Michelle Williams - "My Week with Marilyn"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Albert Brooks - "Drive"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Melissa McCarthy - "Bridesmaids"
BEST SCREENPLAY: Moneyball
BEST ANIMATED FILM: Rango
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Tree of Life
BEST FILM EDITING: Hugo
BEST ART DIRECTION: The Artist
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: The Artist
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
BEST SCORE: The Artist
BEST SONG: "Man or Muppet" - The Muppets
BEST FOREIGN FILM: 13 Assassins
BEST DOCUMENTARY: Project Nim
BEST FAMILY FILM: Hugo
BEST YOUTH IN FILM: Asa Butterfield - "Hugo"
BEST DVD: Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy [Blu-Ray]
WILLIAM HOLDEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Albert Brooks