I am a little late to the party but I finally was able to watch the Critics Choice Awards from Thursday night. It is unfortunate that every awards show has waste so much time with lame comedy. Handing out awards in itself is really not that exciting, so all these shows feel the need to spice it up with comedy. And it almost never works. The best parts of Critic Choice Awards were when it was real, the acceptionin speeches, the movie montages and albeit a little awkward, the hit from Haiti with Sean Penn. How about an awards show minus the fluff and more clips from the best movies of the year?

Viola Davis had the best speech.

One camera seemed only dedicated to Charlize Theron. She was shown a lot in the 2 hours.

Best Picture: The Artist
Best Actress: Viola Davis, The Help
Best Actor: George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Ensemble: The Help
Best Young Actor: Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Best Director: Michel Haznavicius, The Artist
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, Steve Zaillian, Moneyball
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation
Best Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski, War Horse
Best Art Direction: Hugo
Best Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Costume: The Artist
Best Score: The Artist
Best Song: The Muppets, Life’s a Happy Song
Best Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Best Make-Up: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt 2
Best Sound: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt 2
Best Action Movie: Drive
Best Comedy: Bridesmaids
Best Animated Feature: Rango
Best Documentary: George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Honorary Award: Martin Scorsese
Joel Siegel Award: Sean Penn


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