Alexander Payne’s The Descendants has been enjoying a bit of a surge lately as it has become an increasing favorite among critics groups. Between Saturday and today the film has taken home prizes for Best Picture from three critics groups and it has caught up with The Artist in the precursor race. It is not likely to be considered the frontrunner just yet, but there is definitely some momentum behind it.
The latest group to appreciate Payne’s film is the Florida Film Critics Circle, who gave the film their Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay awards. The Artist was not completely shut out and it took home the Award for Best Original Screenplay. Michelle Williams has surged to the front of the Best Actress precursor race with another major victory and Albert Brooks continues to lengthen his lead in Best Supporting Actor.
View the full list of winners below:
Florida Film Critics Circle
Michael Fassbender, “Shame”
Michelle Williams, “My Week with Marilyn”
Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks, “Drive”
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley, “The Descendants”
Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, “The Descendants”
Michael Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Tree of Life”
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
Art Direction/Production Design
Dante Ferretti, “Hugo”
“The Skin I Live In”
“The Adventures of Tintin”
Elizabeth Olsen, “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
Don’t forget to check out the full precursor charts for the latest updates!