17th Critics' Choice Awards

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17th Critics' Choice Awards
DateJanuary 12, 2012
Hosted byRob Huebel
Paul Scheer
Official websitewww.criticschoice.com
Best FilmThe Artist
Most awardsThe Artist (4)
Most nominationsThe Artist (11)
Hugo (11)
Television coverage

The 17th Critics' Choice Awards were presented on January 12, 2012 at the Hollywood Palladium, honoring the finest achievements of 2011 filmmaking. The ceremony was broadcast on VH1, and hosted by Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer. The nominees were announced on December 13, 2011.[1][2][3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Michel Hazanavicius, Best Director winner
George Clooney, Best Actor winner
Viola Davis, Best Actress winner
Christopher Plummer, Best Supporting Actor winner
Octavia Spencer, Best Supporting Actress winner
Woody Allen, Best Original Screenplay winner
Aaron Sorkin, Best Adapted Screenplay co-winner

Best Picture[edit]

The Artist

Best Director[edit]

Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist

Best Actor[edit]

George ClooneyThe Descendants as Matt King

Best Actress[edit]

Viola DavisThe Help as Aibileen Clarke

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Christopher PlummerBeginners as Hal Fields

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Octavia SpencerThe Help as Minny Jackson

Best Young Actor/Actress[edit]

Thomas Horn – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close as Oskar Schell

Best Acting Ensemble[edit]

The Help

Best Original Screenplay[edit]

Woody AllenMidnight in Paris

Best Adapted Screenplay[edit]

Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan ChervinMoneyball

Best Art Direction[edit]

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

Best Cinematography[edit]

Janusz KamińskiWar Horse (TIE)
Emmanuel LubezkiThe Tree of Life (TIE)

Best Costume Design[edit]

Mark BridgesThe Artist

Best Editing[edit]

Kirk Baxter and Angus WallThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Makeup[edit]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Best Score[edit]

Ludovic BourceThe Artist

Best Song[edit]

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

Best Sound[edit]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Best Visual Effects[edit]

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Best Animated Feature[edit]


Best Action Movie[edit]


Best Comedy[edit]


Best Documentary Feature[edit]

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

A Separation (Jodaí-e Nadér az Simín)Iran

Music+Film Award[edit]

Martin Scorsese [4]

Joel Siegel Award[edit]

Sean Penn [5]


  1. ^ http://www.criticschoice.com/movie-awards/17th-annual-critics-choice-movie-awards-2012/
  2. ^ http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2011/12/hugo-the-artist-top-nominees-for-critics-choice-awards.html
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-01-18. Retrieved 2011-12-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Martin Scorsese To Get Music+Film Award At Upcoming Critics' Choice Movie Awards". Deadline Hollywood. December 6, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  5. ^ "Sean Penn To Receive Broadcast Critics Honor". Deadline Hollywood. January 9, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2012.