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Thursday, January 12, 2012

"The Help" Women Clean Up at the Critics' Choice Awards





















As expected, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer humbly accepted their shiny statuettes for their roles in the wildly overrated period drama, The Help, at tonight's predictable Critics' Choice Awards ceremony.

With a night punctuated by terrible hosts and uncomfortable presenter speeches, luckily there were a few highlights from the event, like Bridesmaids winning for best comedy and Woody Allen's deserved win for writing the delightful Midnight in Paris.

But the biggest travesty of the night was to have to watch George Clooney take the stage when he won the best actor award for The Descendants, when it's clear that Michael Fassbender should have had that award in the bag for his heartaching performance in Shame. In just his last few performances alone, Fassbender has proven that he can act circles around Clooney's entire career. Do over, please.

For more notable upsets and surprises, check out below the list of winners from the major categories. Feel free to leave your comments below.

BEST PICTURE

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 YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Thomas Horn -- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

The Help

BEST DIRECTOR

Michel Hazanavicius -- The Artist

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Midnight in Paris -- Woody Allen

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Moneyball -- Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chervin

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

A Tie:

The Tree of Life -- Emmanuel Lubezki
War Horse -- Janusz Kaminski

BEST EDITING

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo -- Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall

"Drive" -- Matthew Newman

"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" -- Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall

BEST SOUND

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

BEST SCORE

The Artist -- Ludovic Bource

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

The Artist -- Mark Bridges

BEST MAKEUP

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

BEST ART DIRECTION

Hugo -- Production Designer: Dante Ferretti, Set Decorator: Francesca Lo Schiavo

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Rango

BEST ACTION MOVIE

Drive

BEST COMEDY

Bridesmaids

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A Separation

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

BEST SONG

"Life's a Happy Song" -- performed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter/written by Bret McKenzie -- The Muppets

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fassbender over Clooney and Theron over Davis. Spencer and Chastain were my picks for supporting, so I was pleased with Spencer's win. Lets not even talk about Best Pic/Director...

Mark said...

Got to say I agree with most of these.

Brittani Burnham said...

I like the new color of the blog! I haven't seen Shame, but just by reading what that movie is about makes me think Fassbender deserves a win. It seems like a bold role.

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