17th Critics' Choice Awards

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17th Critics' Choice Awards
Date January 12, 2012
Best Film The Artist
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The 17th Critics' Choice Awards were presented on January 12, 2012 at the Hollywood Palladium, honoring the finest achievements in 2011 filmmaking. The ceremony was broadcast on VH1. Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel hosted the event.

The nominees were announced on December 13, 2011.[1][2][3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Best Picture[edit]

The Artist

Best Actor[edit]

George Clooney - The Descendants as Matt King

Best Actress[edit]

Viola Davis - The Help as Aibileen Clarke

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Christopher Plummer - Beginners as Hal Fields

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Octavia Spencer - The Help as Minny Jackson

Best Young Actor/Actress[edit]

Thomas Horn - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close as Oskar Schell

Best Acting Ensemble[edit]

The Help

Best Director[edit]

Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

Best Original Screenplay[edit]

Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris

Best Adapted Screenplay[edit]

Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan Chervin - Moneyball

Best Cinematography[edit]

Janusz Kamiński - War Horse (tie) and Emmanuel Lubezki - The Tree of Life (tie)

Best Art Direction[edit]

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

Best Editing[edit]

Kirk Baxter & Angus Wall - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Costume Design[edit]

Mark Bridges - The Artist

Best Makeup[edit]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Best Visual Effects[edit]

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Best Sound[edit]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Best Animated Feature[edit]


Best Action Movie[edit]


Best Comedy[edit]


Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

A Separation

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Best Song[edit]

"Life’s A Happy Song" – performed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter/written by Bret McKenzieThe Muppets

Best Score[edit]

Ludovic Bource - The Artist