2012 Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Show, The Winners

Posted Thursday January 12, 2012 10:39 PM GMT

Honoring the best in cinema over the past twelve months, Hollywood's top names converged on The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California on Thursday evening (January 12).

On-hand for the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards were stars including a cane-wielding Brad Pitt, as well as George Clooney with Stacy Keibler, Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio and Elizabeth Olsen.

With Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer serving as co-hosts of the VH1 broadcasted awards ceremony, the Tinseltown fete also brought out Emma Stone and her "The Help" co-stars Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer, as well as Evan Rachel Wood, Elle Fanning, Chloe Moretz, Michelle Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Owen Wilson, Shailene Woodley, Tilda Swinton and Diane Kruger, among others.

With Clooney winning Best Actor and Viola Davis garnering Best Actress honors, "The Artist" ended up taking home Best Picture with the complete list of Critics' Choice Movie Awards winners is as follows:

Best picture: The Artist

Best actor: George Clooney, The Descendants

Best actress: Viola Davis, The Help

Best supporting actress: Octavia Spencer

Best supporting actor: Christopher Plummer

Best acting ensemble: The Help

Best director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Best comedy: Bridesmaids

Best animated film: Rango

Best foreign film: A Separation

Best young actor or actress: Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best documentary feature: George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Best adapted screenplay: Moneyball, Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, story by Stan Chervin

Best original screenplay: Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen

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