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.[1] The ceremony was broadcast on VH1, and hosted by Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer.[2] The nominees were announced on December 13, 2011.[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

The Artist

Best Director

Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist

Best Actor

George ClooneyThe Descendants as Matt King

Best Actress

Viola DavisThe Help as Aibileen Clark

Best Supporting Actor

Christopher PlummerBeginners as Hal Fields

Best Supporting Actress

Octavia SpencerThe Help as Minny Jackson

Best Young Actor/Actress

Thomas Horn – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close as Oskar Schell

Best Acting Ensemble

The Help

Best Original Screenplay

Midnight in ParisWoody Allen

Best Adapted Screenplay

MoneyballAaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin, and Steven Zaillian

Best Animated Feature


Best Documentary Feature

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Best Action Movie


Best Comedy Movie


Best Foreign Language Film

A SeparationIran

Best Art Direction

HugoDante Ferretti (Production Design) / Francesca Lo Schiavo (Set Decoration)

Best Cinematography

The Tree of LifeEmmanuel Lubezki (TIE)
War HorseJanusz Kamiński (TIE)

Best Costume Design

The ArtistMark Bridges

Best Editing

The Girl with the Dragon TattooKirk Baxter and Angus Wall

Best Makeup

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Best Score

The ArtistLudovic Bource

Best Song

"Life's a Happy Song" – The Muppets

Best Sound

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Best Visual Effects

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Joel Siegel Award[edit]

Sean Penn [4]

Music+Film Award[edit]

Martin Scorsese [5]


Nominations Film
11 The Artist
8 Drive
The Help
7 The Descendants
War Horse
5 The Tree of Life
4 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
The Muppets
My Week with Marilyn
Super 8
3 Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Young Adult
2 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Iron Lady
J. Edgar
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Wins Film
4 The Artist
3 The Help
2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2


  1. ^ "'The Artist' Best Pic, George Clooney, Viola Davis Top Actors At Critics Choice Awards". Deadline Hollywood. January 12, 2012. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  2. ^ Ng, Philiana (December 13, 2011). "Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel to Co-Host Critics' Choice Movie Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 13, 2011.
  3. ^ Hammond, Pete (December 13, 2011). "'Hugo' & 'The Artist' Lead Critics Choice Movie Award Nominations With 11 Each". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 13, 2011.
  4. ^ "Sean Penn To Receive Broadcast Critics Honor". Deadline Hollywood. January 9, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 6, 2011). "Martin Scorsese To Get Music+Film Award At Upcoming Critics' Choice Movie Awards". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 6, 2011.

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