The Artist, George Clooney and Viola Davis Win Big at the 2012 Critics’ Choice Awards

The Artist just upped its chances to become…again…the frontrunner for Best Picture at the Oscars after taking the top prize at the the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards last night.

The 1920’s inspired drama also won Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, Best Costume Design and Best Score.

The other big winner was The Help, thanks in major part to Viola Davis who beat out tough competition in the Best Actress category, while Octavia Spencer did the same in the Supporting Actress category, besting fellow cast member Jessica Chastain.

However, not all was lost for Chastain, who won an award as part of Best Ensemble.

In the battle of the movie stars, George Clooney beat out his close friend Brad Pitt, receiving the Best Actor honor for his work on The Descendants.

Christopher Plummer walked away with an award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners.

Other winners include Rango for Best Animated Film, Midnight in Paris’s Woody Allen for Best Original Screenplay and Thomas Horn for Best Young Actor/Actress for his role in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

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