The Broadcast Film Critics held their annual awards a few days ago. One of my favorite award groups of the year, the Critics Choice awards were shown live on VH1, and you can find it on demand, category by category, on vh1's website as well if you missed it. Here were the big 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 ACTING ENSEMBLE: The Help
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Midnight in Paris
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Moneyball
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Rango
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Tree of Life & War Horse (tie)
BEST FILM EDITING: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
BEST ART DIRECTION: Hugo
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: The Artist
BEST SOUND: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
BEST MAKEUP: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: The Artist
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: "Life's a Happy Song" - The Muppets
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: A Separation
BEST DOCUMENTARY: George Harrison: Living in the Material World
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS: Thomas Horn - "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
BEST ACTION FILM: Drive
BEST COMEDY FILM: Bridesmaids