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

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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