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article image'The Artist' wins at Critics' Choice Awards

By Tim O'Brien     Jan 12, 2012 in Entertainment
As The Critics' Choice Awards played themselves out tonight, one could feel a few trends may have emerged. First, can a silent black and white film win out?
Second, Hollywood loves George Clooney and certain favorites are emerging as we progress through award season. With that, "The Artist" wins Best Picture tonight at the Critics' Choice Awards, which aired on VH1.
As for Clooney he picks films to star and/or direct that have award and film festival appeal, even if that means they will be a box office dud. But, in Hollywood, charm and being a movie star matters and he fills that role. A role Cary Grant had but never won Oscar gold because of it. Oh, wait, Grant did win an honorary Oscar late in his career.
A few other trends of note suggests the actress category is surely a hot one. It also assures "Rango" will be an odds-on favorite to take animation awards the rest of the way. Then, there is the supporting actor category and with it comes Christopher Plummer. Ask yourself when was the last time you heard about him and actually saw a great movie he starred in. Now, think "The Sound of Music" and you will hum, "the hills are alive" again for this actor. Hollywood loves a story like this, so watch it grow.
With the fine performances turned in by the cast in "The Help," this may be a year when "splitting the votes" may actually mean just that. Not here, but as we go forward. Martin Scorsese did win tonight but for documentary. When Woody Allen pens a movie he is always a force and proved it once again.
Best Picture - "The Artist"
Best Ensemble - "The Help"
Best Director - Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Best Comedy - "Bridesmaids"
Best Animated Film - "Rango"
Best Foreign Film: "A Separation"
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 Young Actor/Actress - Thomas Horn, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
Best Documentary - "George Harrison: Living in the Material World"
Best Adapted Screenplay - Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, story by Stan Chervin - "Moneyball."
Best Original Screenplay - Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris."
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