Critics Choice Awards Predictions, Results, and Live-Blog 2012

Last night I got home late and turned on the TV just in time to catch the final minutes of the People’s Choice Awards. While the brief moments of that particular ceremony offered little outside of pandering garbage (Green Lantern is best superhero of 2011?) it did actually get me excited. With tonight’s BFCA Critic’s Choice Awards, we are in for an onslaught of Awards ceremonies that will continue with the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, BAFTA Awards, and finally the Oscars. Tonight will also be one of the first major indicators of which films and individuals have the edge not only to get nominated, but to win the Academy Awards this year.

Tonight I will be posting results and my reactions live both here and on Twitter. Below are my predictions for tonight’s winners alongside the actual results as they come in. Stay tuned throughout the nights for updates!

Critics Choice Awards
Live Blog 2012

9:08pm: FINAL THOUGHTS – The ceremony overall was not terribly exciting, but thankfully it lasted only two hours. What is exciting, however, is that several of the races are still wide open. Best Actress, Actor, and Supporting Actress could easily return different results at the Academy Awards than they did tonight. This is what makes Oscar season fun. Stay tuned for Golden Globe live blogging and Oscar updates early next week!

9:02pm: Dustin Hoffman says “the Critics Choice is…The Artist.”

8:54pm: George Clooney wins Best Actor and gives a rare mumbling acceptance speech. I still think that Brad Pitt is the frontrunner for the Oscar, but Moneyball needs a big boost overall.

8:52pm: This thing is going to wrap up in two hours? I just got an hour of my night back!

8:44pm: Immediately after writing that, Viola Davis wins another award for The Help. Maybe there is a bit of a skew for one film.

8:42pm: One think we can say about this year’s awards is that the winners are quite diverse. Only The Help has one more than a single award.

8:27pm: Woody Allen wins the Best Original Screenplay award. Best choice the BFCA has made all night.

8:18pm: Took a long break because I was bored by the musical segments. If the Globes and the SAGs aren’t more lively than this than we are in for a long season.

7:38pm: Judd Appatow does the speech for Bridesmaids and remarks how Jerry Lewis once said women are not funny. He disagrees so much that he didn’t let any of the women involved in the film speak.

7:37pm: Bridesmaids wins Best Comedy. I am getting bored already.

7:31pm: The commercials for the Golden Globes make me really miss Gervais as a host.

7:25pm: The ensemble award goes to The Help. Two awards for them already.

7:13pm: Best Supporting Actor goes to…Christopher Plummer! Well deserved win. This will be the first speech of many from Mr. Plummer. “You’ve brought back my youth.”

7:10pm: Best Supporting Actor goes to…Octavia Spencer. She might be the new frontrunner. What do you think?

7:04pm: “That’s not a choice, Sophie.” Only slightly funny joke in Hubel and Scheer’s opening monologue.

7:01pm: So far the two directors featured have been Michael Bay and Jon Favreau. Rough start.

7:00pm: Let the games begin!

6:45pm: VH1 is counting down crappy pop songs. Apparently 3 awards have already been given out. Thanks Awards Daily.

4:00pm: 3 hours to the ceremony. What are your predictions?

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View the Critics Choice Award Nominations

Predicted Winners

Best Picture
The Artist

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Best Actor
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Actress
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks, Drive

Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain, The Help

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants

Best Original Screenplay
Midnight in Paris

Best Art Direction
Hugo

Best Cinematography
The Tree of Life

Best Costume Design
The Artist

Best Editing
The Artist

Best Makeup
The Iron Lady

Best Score
The Artist

Best Song
“The Living Proof,” The Help

Best Sound
Hugo

Best Visual Effects
Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Best Animated Feature
Rango

Best Foreign Language Film
A Separation

Best Documentary Feature
Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Best Action Movie
Drive

Best Comedy
Bridesmaids

Best Young Actor/Actress
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Acting Ensemble
Bridesmaids

Actual Winners

Best Picture
The Artist

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Best Actor
George Clooney, The Descendants

Best Actress
Viola Davis, The Help

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Adapted Screenplay
Moneyball

Best Original Screenplay
Midnight in Paris

Best Art Direction
Hugo

Best Cinematography
War Horse

Best Costume Design
The Artist

Best Editing
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Makeup
Harry Potter…Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2

Best Score
The Artist

Best Song
“Life’s A Happy Song,” The Muppets

Best Sound
Harry Potter…Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2

Best Visual Effects
Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Best Animated Feature
Rango

Best Foreign Language Film
A Separation

Best Documentary Feature
George Harrison: …Material World

Best Action Movie
Drive

Best Comedy
Bridesmaids

Best Young Actor/Actress
Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud…

Best Acting Ensemble
The Help

My Score: 11 out of 24.

Feature Films with More than One Win

The Artist – 4 wins
The Help
– 3 wins
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 – 2 wins

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  • Jose

    Green Lantern won best superhero?
    The hell, where WB ahills voting or something?

  • Jose

    Go Muppets!

    • I thought the three ‘Muppets’ songs would split votes, so I foolishly did not pick them.

  • Jose

    I must admit I would’ve thought that with all the acclaim Chastain’s been getting she would’ve been a sure thing for best supporting actress.

  • Jose

    I thought people have been complaining about Thomas Horn

    • I haven’t even seen the film, and that win enraged me. Him taking the stage with his high pitched voice just made it all the worst. That’s why they really shouldn’t have that award. It pushes me to express hatred towards children I don’t know and don’t really want to hate.

    • I really put no stake in this category. I would bet the final votes were very close with each actor getting close to an even amount.

  • Jose

    6/13. Not bad. But is this thing almost over yet?

    • I ended at 11 out of 24…pretty bad. Oh well, I took a few risks that I wasn’t confident in anyway. Let’s hope I shape it up for the Oscar predictions.

      • Jose

        Well, some are reporting that cinematagraphy was a tie with War Horse and Tree of Life, so that’s another point for you!

  • 15/23 for me !!!!

    Shailene Woodley should have gotten the young actor/actress award !!!! overall good winners !!!

  • Did anybody like the montage for Scorsese’s “Music + Film” award?

    • Jose

      No, was it good?

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