The Critics Circle contributed to the Oscar-related speculations on the almost completely silent film “The Artist” naming it the Best Picture of the year, as well as recognizing its director, Michael Hazanavicius, as Best Director. The film is currently listed for six Golden Globe nominations.
Other awards went to Brad Pitt as the Best Actor for his roles in “Moneyball” and “The Tree of Life” as well as to Meryl Streep for her portrayal in “The Iron Lady.”
Jessica Chastain won the Best Supporting Actress Award for “The Tree of Life” “The Help” and “Take Shelter” while the Best Supporting Actor award went to Albert Brooks for his performance in “Drive.”
The award for Best Cinematographer went to Emmanuel Lubezki for “The Tree of Life.”