2012 Critics Choice Award Winners

Jan. 13 2012, Published 9:35 a.m. ET

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2012 Critics Choice Award Winners

Best Picture

The Artist

The Descendants


Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

The Help


Midnight in Paris


The Tree of Life

War Horse

Best Actor

George Clooney - The Descendants

Leonardo DiCaprio - J. Edgar

Jean Dujardin - The Artist

Michael Fassbender - Shame

Ryan Gosling - Drive

Brad Pitt - Moneyball

Best Actress

Viola Davis - The Help

Elizabeth Olsen - Martha Marcy May Marlene

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Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady

Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin

Charlize Theron - Young Adult

Michelle Williams - My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn

Albert Brooks - Drive

Nick Nolte - Warrior

Patton Oswalt - Young Adult

Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Andrew Serkis - Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Best Supporting Actress

Berenice Bejo - The Artist

Jessica Chastain - The Help

Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids

Carey Mulligan - Shame

Octavia Spencer - The Help

Shailene Woodley - The Descendants

Best Young Actor/Actress

Asa Butterfield - Hugo

Elle Fanning - Super 8

Thomas Horn - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Ezra Miller - We Need to Talk About Kevin

Saoirse Ronan -Hanna

Shailene Woodley - The Descendants

Best Acting Ensemble

The Artist


The Descendants

The Help

The Ides of March

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Best Director

Stephen Daldry - Extreme Loud & Incredibly Close

Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

Alexander Payne - The Descendants

Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive

Martin Scorsese - Hugo

Steven Spielberg - War Horse

Best Original Screenplay

The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius

50/50 - Will Reiser

Midnight in Paris - Woody Allen

Win Win - screenplay by Tom McCarthy, story by Tom McCarthy and Joe Tiboni

Young Adult - Diablo Cody

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Descendants - Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Eric Roth

The Help - Tate Taylor

Hugo - John Logan

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

Best Animated Feature

The Adventures of Tintin

Arthur Christmas

Kung Fu Panda 2

Puss in Boots


Best Comedy


Crazy, Stupid, Love

Horrible Bosses

Midnight in Paris

The Muppets

Best Foreign Language Film

In Darkness

Le Havre

A Separation

The Skin I Live In

Where Do We Go Now?

Best Documentary Feature


Cave of Forgotten Dreams

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

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