The International Press Academy handed out its 16th annual Satellite Awards last night. While The Descendants may have won the Best Motion Picture and Adapted Screenplay, it was Drive that was the biggest winner of all. The ambient indie took home four awards, including the Best Actor trophy for Ryan Gosling and Best Director for Nicolas Winding Refn. Elsewhere, awards-season frontrunner The Artist turned in a relatively modest performance with only one award for Best Art Direction & Production Design. See the full list below.

Best Motion Picture

The Descendants

Best Actress in a Motion Picture

Viola Davis, The Help

Best Actor in a Motion Picture

Ryan Gosling, Drive

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Albert Brooks, Drive

Best Director

Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive

Best Original Screenplay

The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Descendants, Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, Nax Faxon

Best Foreign Film

Mysteries of Lisbon

Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media

The Adventures of Tintin

Best Documentary


Best Original Score

Soul Surfer, Marco Beltrani

Best Original Song

“Lay Down Your Head” from Albert Nobbs, Brian Byrne and Glenn Close

Best Cinematography

War Horse, Janusz Kaminski

Best Visual Effects

Hugo, Robert Legato

Best Film Editing

The Guard, Chris Gill

Best Sound (Editing and Mixing)

Drive, Dave Patterson, Lon Bender, Robert Fernandez, Victor Ray Ennis

Best Art Direction & Production Design

The Artist, Gregory S. Hooper, Laurence Bennett

Best Costume Design

Water for Elephants, Jacqueline West

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