He may have been snubbed by the Academy this morning, but "Argo" director Ben Affleck has emerged the big winner of this year's Critics' Choice Awards as he beat out such filmmaking veterans as Ang Lee, David O. Russell and Steven Spielberg in taking home Best Director. "Argo" was the big toast across the board this evening as the CIA thriller also won Best Picture, beating out such heavyweights as "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty."
"Silver Linings Playbook" emerged as another big winner at the Critics' Choice Awards, taking home Best Acting Ensemble, Best Comedy, Best Actor in a Comedy (Bradley Cooper) and Best Actress in a Comedy (Jennifer Lawrence). Lawrence also took home Best Actress in an Action Movie for "The Hunger Games."
The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards wrapped up as dressed-to-the-nines winners and nominees left the Hollywood Palladium for a night of well-deserved celebrating.
If you were watching on VH1, you saw hosts Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel salute films that "do not have Adam Sandler dressed up as woman," including Best Picture winner "The Artist" and other big winners like "The Help" and "The Descendants."
Decidedly less glamorous than the show itself but just as exciting is the press tent where all of the big winners are paraded before an eager group of reporters frantically typing on their laptops. If you follow NextMovie on Twitter, you were fed the most memorable moments backstage as they were happening. Here are a few snippets of what went down after the winners picked up their trophies… Get More »
The movie about the movies was the big winner at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, which were held at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday night.
"The Artist" took home the awards for Best Picture, Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius), Best Costume Design and Best Score. The other big winner of the night was "The Help," which won Best Actress (Viola Davis, with a moving acceptance speech), Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer) and Best Acting Ensemble.
Other highlights include George Clooney winning Best Actor for his melancholy turn in "The Descendants," Christopher Plummer getting Best Supporting Actor for his sly-fox performance in "Beginners" and "Life's a Happy Song" from "The Muppets" scoring Best Song. Get More »
Behold, the complete list of the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Awards winners, which were announced on Thursday on VH1.
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
"Midnight in Paris"
"The Tree of Life"
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Tonight isn't just the start of the awards season — it's the start of the hottest red carpet season of the year. Of course, the awards themselves are the centerpiece of the evening, but checking out the hot fashions of our favorite stars is a pretty great bonus.
Take a look at the celebrity finery at Thursday's 17th Annual Critics' Choice Awards — we've got Shailene Woodley, George Clooney, Elizabeth Olsen, the ladies of "Bridesmaids" and more. And they look good.
Hosting the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards is serious business. And hosts Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel are taking it seriously, as today, just hours before the Critics' Choice Movie Awards air live on VH1 tonight at 8 p.m., they've sat down with one of this year's most serious stars for an exclusive interview: The horse from "War Horse."
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The Critics' Choice Movie Awards take place Thursday, January 12, and for many fans that begs one question: So what?
Sure, everyone knows why the Oscars are cool and/or important, and even the Golden Globes have caught on with the public in recent years. But do we really need yet another awards show run by yet another group of insiders trying to tell us what's good and what isn't? Do we really need the Critics' Choice Movie Awards (aka the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards)?
Our answer: Yeah, we do -- and not just because it's the first major awards show of the year, or because truly spectacular events can unfold there (like in 2010, when Best Actress cowinners Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock shared a liplock) . Get More »
NextMovie has exclusively learned that Robin Wright (she of "The Princess Bride" and, most recently, "Moneyball" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" fame) will join the already impressive roster of presenters at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The Tinseltown love-fest will broadcast live on VH1 from the Hollywood Palladium on January 12 at 8:00 PM ET/ PT.
Other presenters include George Clooney (who will bestow the Joel Siegel Award on Robin Wright's ex Sean Penn) as well as Melissa McCarthy, Owen Wilson, Kirsten Dunst, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Kruger, Paul Rudd, Vin Diesel, Mindy Kaling, Ben Kingsley, Elizabeth Olsen, Patton Oswalt, Maya Rudolph, Jason Segel and Donald Glover.
In other words, there's a whole lot of A-listers up in here. Get More »
The 2012 Critics' Choice Movie Awards are almost here and this year, VH1 is bringing out the big guns ... literally.
One of the most prestigious awards in Hollywood, the Critics' Choice Movie Awards annually recognize excellence in film as determined by the folks who watch more movies than anybody else alive: The critics. But since even the best critic needs a little help now and again, this year's CCMAs are being hosted by the drop dead comedy duo of Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer and, as our new exclusive tease proves, their mouths won't be the only thing they're shooting off. Get More »
Critics seem to be championing edgier, artsier cinema even more than usual this year as non-mainstream films such as "Drive," "The Artist" and "Shame" scored nominations in multiple categories for the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
"The Artist" and "Hugo" led the charge with a whopping 11 nominations, but "Drive" is the big winner here, as the violent, surrealist crime thriller starring Ryan Gosling probably won't be touched by Oscar with a 10-foot pole, or so we might've thought previously. Writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn's film scored nominations in the Best Picture, Best Actor (Gosling), Best Supporting Actor (Albert Brooks), Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Action Movie and Best Score categories. Get More »