//Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2011 Go to ‘The Descendants,’ ‘Drive’

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2011 Go to ‘The Descendants,’ ‘Drive’

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The group of journalists that make up the Houston Film Critics Society has become one of the first groups this year not to have The Artist dominating their annual awards. Instead their awards were primarily split between two particular films: The Descendants and Drive. The former took home prizes for Best Film, Best Supporting Actress (Shailene Woodley), and Best Screenplay and the latter was awarded Best Director and Best Supporting Actor (Albert Brooks).

Drive continues to be making a late game comeback with a few more major precursor victories this week. Most of these wins are coming from critics groups, however, which we knew appreciated Nicholas Winding Refn’s film. The real test will be with the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes, which will both be announced over the next two days.

Take a look at what the critics in Houston have to say down below and check out their full list of nominees.

Houston Film Critics Society
Awards 2011

Best Picture
The Descendants

Best Director
Nicholas Winding Refn, Drive

Best Actor
Michael Fassbender, Shame

Best Actress
Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks, Drive

Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, The Descendants

Best Animated Film

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life

Best Documentary
Project Nim

Best Foreign Film
I Saw The Devil

Best Original Score
Ludovic Bource, The Artist

Best Original Song
“Life’s A Happy Song” from The Muppets, music & lyrics by Bret McKenzie

Technical Achievement
Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Worst Film of the Year
Your Highness

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