updated 01/13/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/13/2012 AT 10:50 AM ET
Oscar crystal ball, anyone?
George Clooney and Viola Davis were named best actor and actress at Thursday’s Critics’ Choice Awards for their roles in The Descendants and The Help, respectively, while the old Hollywood-based silent movie The Artist took home four trophies, including best picture and best director, for its French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius.
The Help also won best ensemble cast, and Davis’s costar Octavia Spencer claimed best supporting actress.
The final acting prize went to Christopher Plummer, for his supporting actor role in Beginners.