Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012 Winners List

'The Help' and 'The Artist' both nab multiple prizes, along with top acting nods for George Clooney and Viola Davis.

Twenty-four hours after the [article id="1677156"]People's Choice Awards[/article] and three days before the [article id="1676032"]Golden Globe Awards[/article], the Critics' Choice Movie Awards held the cinematic spotlight Thursday evening (January 12). Hosted by "Human Giant" funnymen Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, the show welcomed in Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone and many other celebs.

"The Artist" (two awards, including Best Picture and Best Director) and "The Help" (three total awards) won big, as did Scheer and Huebel, who delivered a bunch of witty bits and video pieces, keeping the show moving swiftly along.

Check out the full list of nominees below, with winners' names bolded:

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"

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"

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"

"Page One: Inside the New York Times"

"Project Nim"


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