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
Nicholas Winding Refn, Drive
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin
Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks, Drive
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, The Descendants
Best Animated Film
Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life
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
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Worst Film of the Year
Don’t forget to check out the full precursor charts for the latest updates!