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'The Artist' Leads San Diego Critics Awards

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 12, 2011 at 10:36PM

Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" led the winners of the San Diego Film Critics Awards, taking the best picture prize.
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"The Artist"
"The Artist"

Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" led the winners of the San Diego Film Critics Awards, taking the best picture prize.

While that goes in line with most other awards groups, the San Diego folks offered a few surprises as well: Brit Marling and Michael Shannon won acting awards, while "Beginners" beat out "The Artist" for best editing/

The full list of winners (and nominations) is below. Check out a list of all the awards so far this year here.

Best Film
"The Artist"
"Drive"
"Hugo"
"Midnight in Paris"
"The Tree of Life"

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Nicolas Winding Refn, "Drive"
Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"
Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
Terrence Malick, "The Tree of Life"

Best Actor
George Clooney, "The Descendants"
Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Brendan Gleeson, "The Guard"
Brad Pitt, "Moneyball"
Michael Shannon, "Take Shelter"

Best Actress
Viola Davis, "The Help"
Brit Marling, "Another Earth"
Elizabeth Olsen, "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
Tilda Swinton, "We Need to Talk About Kevin"
Michelle Williams, "My Week with Marilyn"

Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks, "Drive"
Nick Nolte, "Warrior"
Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
Andy Serkis, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
Max von Sydow, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"

Best Supporting Actress
Bérénice Bejo, "The Artist"
Jessica Chastain, "The Help"
Mélanie Laurent, "Beginners"
Carey Mulligan, "Shame"
Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"

Best Adapted Screenplay
"The Descendants"
"Drive"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
"Hugo"
"Moneyball"

Best Original Screenplay
"The Artist"
"Beginners"
"50/50"
"Midnight in Paris"
"Win Win"

Best Cinematography
"The Artist"
"Drive"
"Hugo"
"Take Shelter"
"The Tree of Life"

Best Editing
"The Artist"
"Beginners"
"Drive"
"Hugo"
"The Tree of Life"

Best Production Design
"The Artist"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
"Hugo"
"Midnight in Paris"
"The Tree of Life"

Best Score
"The Artist"
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
"Hugo"
"The Tree of Life"

Best Ensemble Performance
"Carnage"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
"The Help"
"Margin Call"
"Midnight in Paris"

Best Animated Film
"Arthur Christmas"
"Happy Feet Two"
"Kung Fu Panda 2"
"Rango"
"Winnie the Pooh"

Best Foreign Language Film
"The Double Hour"
"Happy Happy"
"Of Gods and Men"
"Le Quattro Volte"
"A Somewhat Gentle Man"

Best Documentary
"Buck"
"Cave of Forgotten Dreams"
"Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life"
"Page One: Inside the New York Times"
"Project Nim"

This article is related to: Critics' Groups