These awards are a week late, but I wanted to get all of the ducks in a row before big announcements come today from the Los Angeles, Boston, and New York Online critics. The Washington D.C. Film Critics Association announced their winners last Sunday and in numerous ways they matched the New York Film Critics Circle. Both groups gave their Best Picture award to The Artist and both chose Albert Brooks for the Best Supporting Actor. In the other categories, they were mostly split.
It will be interesting to see if the groups that will announce today (and throughout the week) will agree on The Artist as the Best Picture, or if they will go their own way like the National Board of Review. We will find out in a few hours.
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
George Clooney, The Descendants
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks, Drive
Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne and Nate Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants
Best Original Screenplay
Will Reiser, 50/50
Best Animated Feature
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Best Foreign Language Film
The Skin I Live In
Best Art Direction
Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo, Hugo
Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life
Ludovic Bource, The Artist
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