2012 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Winners & Photos

'The Help' Premeire
Emma Stone and the ladies on the red carpet.
The Artist triumphed at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards last night (January 12) in Hollywood. Michel Hazanavicius won Best Director for The Artist.

The awards are voted for by the 250-strong Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), and the cast of The Help cleaned up in the acting categories, winning best acting ensemble, as well as individual awards for Viola Davis (best actress) and Octavia Spencer (best supporting actress for her role as outspoken maid Minny).

On the “ninth most exciting night in Hollywood”, according to hosts Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, George Clooney was named best actor for The Descendants, and best supporting actor went to Christopher Plummer for Beginners, who said of the award, “being honored by the critics is like being on a three-week binge with the enemy … but I’m cool with it”. Thomas Horn won best young actor/actress for his role as Oskar in the adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Brad Pitt, Martin Scorsese, Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams were among the Hollywood stars who turned out for the 17th annual awards ceremony.

The full list of winners… 

Best picture: The Artist
Best actor: George Clooney, The Descendants
Best actress: Viola Davis, The Help
Best supporting actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best supporting actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best acting ensemble: The Help
Best director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best animated film: Rango
Best foreign film: A Separation
Best young actor or actress: Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Best documentary feature: George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Best adapted screenplay: Moneyball, Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, story by Stan Chervin
Best original screenplay: Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen
Best cinematography(Tie): The Tree Of Life AND War Horse
Best art direction: Hugo
Best editing: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Best costume design: The Artist
Best make-up: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2
Best visual effects: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
Best sound: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2
Best comedy: Bridesmaids
Best action movie :Drive
Best song: “Life’s A Happy Song” – The Muppets, Performed By Jason Segel, Amy Adams And Walter, Written By Bret Mckenzie And The Muppets
Best score: The Artist
Joel Siegel Award: Sean Penn
Critics’ Choice Music+Film Award :Martin Scorsese