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‘The Help’ Wins Three BFCA Critics Choice Awards

‘The Help’ Wins Three BFCA Critics Choice Awards (Complete Winners List) Thu, Jan 12 22:52 PM EST Reuters “The Artist” won Best Picture honors, George Clooney and Viola Davis nabbed Best Actor and Actress awards and “The Help” won three acting awards as the 2012 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards were broadcast live on VH1 from the Hollywood Palladium. Comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel hosted the festivities, where the movie about movies — “The Artist” — won top honors, and “The Help” took CCMA for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer) and Best Acting Ensemble.. Leonardo DiCaprio and Olivia Harrison (the widow of George Harrison) presented the Music + Film Award to Martin Scorsese. The presentation also included a performance by Bob Dylan. Sean Penn also received the Joel Siegel Award for his humanitarian work. The award was presented to Penn — who appeared live via satellite — by Clooney. The Critics Choice Movie Awards awards are voted on by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, a group of more than 250 television, radio and Internet critics. It is the nation’s largest organization of film critics. The CCMA generally match the Oscars fairly well, with voters agreeing with the Academy on four of the last five Best Picture winners. The one case in which they did not agree was last year, when “The Social Network” won the CCMA and “The King’s Speech” the Oscar. Last year, all four acting winners – Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo – went on to win Academy Awards. Overall, 12 of last year’s Critics Choice winners (out of 20 overlapping categories) won Oscars; the year before, 13 did so. The 2012 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards winners: Best Suppporting Actor: Christopher Plummer — “Beginners” Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer — “The Help” Best Picture: “The Artist” Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius — “The Artist” Best Actor: George Clooney — “The Descendants” Best Actress: Viola Davis — “The Help” Best Young Actor/Actress: Thomas Horn — “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” Best Acting Ensemble: The cast of “The Help” Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen — “Midnight in Paris” Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian and Stan Chervin — “Moneyball” Best Cinematography: (tie) “War Horse” and “The Tree of Life” Best Animated Feature: “Rango” Best Action Movie: “Drive” Best Comedy: “Bridesmaids” Best Foreign-Language Film: “A Separation” Best Documentary Feature: “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” Best Song: “Life’s a Happy Song” from “The Muppets” Best Art Direction: “Hugo” Best Editing: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” Best Costume Design: “The Artist” Best Makeup: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” Best Visual Effects: “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Best Sound: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” Best Score: “The Artist” Joel Siegel Award: Sean Penn Critics’ Choice Music + Film Award: Martin Scorsese http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUS416497084420120113?irpc=932