17th Critics' Choice Awards

17th Critics' Choice Awards
Date January 12, 2012
Hosted by Paul Scheer
Rob Huebel
Best Film The Artist
Most awards The Artist (4)
Television coverage
Network VH1

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

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Best Picture

The Artist

Best Actor

George ClooneyThe Descendants as Matt King

Best Actress

Viola DavisThe Help as Aibileen Clarke

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 and Incredibly Close as Oskar Schell

Best Acting Ensemble

The Help

Best Director

Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist

Best Original Screenplay

Woody AllenMidnight in Paris

Best Adapted Screenplay

Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan ChervinMoneyball

Best Cinematography

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

Best Art Direction

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

Best Editing

Kirk Baxter and Angus WallThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Costume Design

Mark BridgesThe 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 Animated Feature


Best Action Movie


Best Comedy


Best Foreign Language Film

A Separation

Best Documentary Feature

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Best Song

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

Best Score

Ludovic BourceThe Artist

Joel Siegel Award

Sean Penn [4]

Music+Film Award

Martin Scorsese [5]


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