Boston Critics: 'The Artist,' Martin Scorsese, Brad Pitt, Michelle Williams

The Artist was the Boston Society of Film Critics’ choice for Best Picture. Brad Pitt was voted Best Actor for Moneyball and Michelle Williams was honored as Best Actress. In supporting categories, the hottest comedy actress at the moment, Melissa McCarthy, won for Bridesmaids and Albert Brooks took a prize for Drive. Complete list follows:

Best Picture
“The Artist”
(Runners-up: “Hugo” and “Margaret”)

Best Director
Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
(Runner-up: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”)

Best Actor
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
(Runners-up: George Clooney, “The Decendants” and Michael Fassbender, “Shame”)

Best Actress
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
(Runner-up: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”)

Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks, “Drive”
(Runner-up: Max Von Sydow, “Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close”)
Best Supporting Actress
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
(Runner-up: Jeannie Berlin, “Margaret”)

Best Screenplay
(Runner-up: “Margaret”)

Best Foreign Film
(Runners-up: “A Separation” and “Poetry”)

Best Cinematography
“The Tree of Life”
(Runner-up: “Hugo”)

Best Documentary
“Project Nim”
(Runner-up: “Bill Cunningham, New York)

Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer)
“The Clock”
(Runner-up: “Hugo”)

Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy)
Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene
(Runner-up: JC Chandor, Margin Call)

Best Ensemble Cast
(Runner-up: “Margaret”)

Best Use of Music in a Film
“The Artist” and “Drive”
(Runner-up: “The Descendants”)

  1. Happy to see some recognition (even as a runner-up) forJeannie Berlin in “Margaret”. It was a performance that completely nailed a type of personality you rarely see- middle age ferocity mixed with the sort of nerosis that is often mistaken for urban crazy. It was a funny, deeply original piece of work.

  2. I’m surprised the Boston critics gave a runner-up nod to Margaret in so many big categories, but they neglected to praise Anna Paquin’s performance – she seemed to get kudos in every major review that came out on the film.

  3. Each year the world breathlessly awaits the collective wisdom of those hallowed souls, the “Boston Society of Film Critics”…

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