//It’s an ‘Artist’ Sweep for the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2011

It’s an ‘Artist’ Sweep for the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2011

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It is pretty clear at this point that The Artist is an Oscar frontrunner in numerous categories, most specifically Best Picture and Director. However, is there any chance that the much loved silent film could sweep the Oscars? The Phoenix Film Critics Society gives us a glimpse at that scenario with their 2011 awards. Not only did Michel Hazanavicius receive the Best Director prize, but he also took home Best Original Screenplay. The film’s stars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo also took home prizes for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. The only thing the film was missing was a Best Supporting Actor award for its fantastic canine Uggie.

It is doubtful that such a scenario would occur, but if the Academy really goes head over heels for The Artist, then it is possible. We don’t have a clear frontrunner for Best Actor or Best Supporting Actress yet so do not yet count Dujardin and Bejo out. They both seem like locks for a nomination, so who knows?

The other notable award doled out by the Phoenix critics was for Best Original Song. “Life’s a Happy Song” from The Muppets took home that group’s prize and is looking like a lock for this year’s Oscar. That would be wonderful if it were the case.

Check out the complete list of awards below courtesy of Awards Daily.

Phoenix Film Critics Society
Awards 2011

BEST PICTURE
“The Artist”

BEST DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Elizabeth Olsen, “Martha Marcy May Marlene”

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Albert Brooks, “Drive”

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”

BEST ENSEMBLE ACTING
“Super 8″

BEST SCREENPLAY – ORIGINAL
“The Artist”

BEST SCREENPLAY – ADAPTATION
“The Help”

BEST LIVE ACTION FAMILY FILM (Rated G or PG)
“The Muppets”

THE OVERLOOKED FILM OF THE YEAR
“A Better Life”

BEST ANIMATED FILM
“Rango”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“The Skin I Live In”

BEST DOCUMENTARY
“Page One: Inside the New York Times”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Life’s a Happy Song, “The Muppets”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
“The Artist”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Tree of Life”

BEST FILM EDITING
“The Artist”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Hugo”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
“The Artist”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
“Hugo”

BEST STUNTS
“Drive”

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE ON CAMERA
Thomas Horn, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”

BREAKTROUGH PERFORMANCE BEHIND THE CAMERA
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUTH – MALE
Thomas Horn, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUTH – FEMALE
Saoirse Ronan, “Hanna”

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Alex started Film Misery in early 2009 after living the site’s title for many years. His film obsession began in high school when he and his friends would see all of the Oscar Best Picture nominees and try to make predictions...Full Bio.