‘The Descendants’ and ‘Drive’ Win Big at the 2011 Golden Satellite Awards

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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
Winners 2011

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

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