Los Angeles - The 17th annual Critic's Choice Awards took place at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday where The Help and The Artist were recognised as standout films of the year.
The Critic's Choice Awards are presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association for outstanding achievements in the cinema industry.
Here is a list of all the winners.
Picture: The Artist
Actor: George Clooney, The Descendants
Actress: Viola Davis, The Help
Supporting actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Supporting actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Acting ensemble: The Help
Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Original screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Adapted screenplay: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin and Stan Chervin, Moneyball
Cinematography: The Tree of Life and War Horse (tie)
Art direction: Hugo
Editing: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Costume design: The Artist
Makeup: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Visual effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Sound: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Animated feature: Rango
Action movie: Drive
Comedy movie: Bridesmaids
Foreign language film: A Separation
Documentary feature: George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Song: "Life's a Happy Song, Bret McKenzie and the Muppets, The Muppets
Score: The Artist
Joel Siegel award: Sean Penn.