The Descendants was proclaimed the Best Picture of the year in the 16th Satellite Awards. Alexander Payne’s film also won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
But it was Drive that took home the most awards, with Nicolas Winding Refn winning Best Director, Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks winning Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, and the movie winning Best Sound Editing.
The other acting awards went to Viola Davis for The Help, and Jessica Chastain for The Tree of Life.
Front-runner The Artist, on the other hand, only took home one award for Best Art & Production Design.
An award to take note of is their decision to give Best Cinematography to War Horse, which marks the first time this season that a movie bested The Tree of Life and Emmanuel Lubezki.
The full list of winners is posted below.
16th Annual Golden Satellite Award
Best Picture: The Descendants
Best Director: Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive)
Best Actor: Ryan Gosling (Drive)
Best Actress: Viola Davis (The Help)
Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks (Drive)
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain (The Tree of Life)
Best Original Screenplay: The Tree of Life
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants
Best Cinematography: War Horse
Best Documentary: Senna
Best Foreign Film: Mysteries of Lisbon
Best Animated Film: The Adventures of Tintin
Best Score: Soul Surfer
Best Song: “Lay Down Your Head” (Albert Nobbs)
Best Sound Editing: Drive
Best Film Editing: The Guard
Best Visual Effects: Hugo
Best Art & Production Design: The Artist
Best Costume Design: Water for Elephants