Awards season has finally begun! The Critics Choice Movie Awards aired on VH1 last night and it’s one of my favorite awards show because, like the Golden Globes, the celebrities sit around large circle tables, get drunk, and rub elbows with one another. Here are some highlights from the night.
What I learned about celebs while watching them eat: Emma Stone introduced herself to Meryl Steep at one point, George Clooney laughs at everything and loves whispering in people's ears, Charlize Theron is friends (friendly) with the ladies of “The Help,” Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams are besties, and Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t mingle much.
Judd Apatow tells Jerry Lewis to “go f-ck” himself: When producer Judd Apatow accepted the award for Best Comedy on behalf of the lady comic flick, “Bridesmaids” he told the audience, “Jerry Lewis once said that he didn’t think women were funny. So I’d just like to say, with all respect, f-ck you.” And like that, he just gained 1,000 more twitter followers.
The Hosts: While other (lesser) shows like the Teen Choice Awards get crappy hosts, the Critics Choice Awards booked Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer as host and while nobody really knows who they are, they were actually pretty funny. They are from the sketch group “Human Giant” along with Aziz Ansari and some other little-known shows that nobody knows about, but they kept the audience laughing as they introduced every presenter as a “dear, dear friend” and did a sketch with the Horse from “War Horse.”
“The Artist” wins big: Taking home four awards, the most of the night, the silent film “The Artist” was the big winner of the night. I was wary about a movie with no talking either, but everyone is raving about this flick and it’s poised to be a big winner at both the Globes and the Oscars.
Aaron Sorkin might write Steve Jobs biopic: There have been rumors floating around since November that “Moneyball” and “The Social Network” writer will pen the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. He couldn’t talk much about the upcoming project but didn’t deny that it is currently in the works. He also hinted that he might direct it too.
Full List of Critics Choice Movie Awards Winners
Best Picture: "The Artist"
Best Comedy: "Bridesmaids"
Best Animated Feature: "Rango"
Best Action Movie: "Drive"
Best Documentary: "George Harrison: Living in the Material World"
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Best Actress: Viola Davis, "The Help"
Best Actor: George Clooney, "The Descendants"
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
Best Ensemble: "The Help"
Best Young Actor: Thomas Horn, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin and Steve Zaillian, "Moneyball"
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
Best Foreign Language Film: "A Separation"
Best Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski, "War Horse"
Best Art Direction: "Hugo"
Best Editing: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Best Costume: "The Artist"
Best Score: "The Artist"
Best Song: "The Muppets," "Life's a Happy Song"
Best Visual Effects: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
Best Make-Up: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
Best Sound: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"