Top 2012 Movie Award Season Winners….So Far

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 11th, 2012 at 12:55 pm, This is a list post.

8 Biggest Winners during Award Season

Top 2012 Movie Award WinnersAlthough the Academy Awards are still a few weeks away, many of 2012's biggest award shows have already taken place. From the Screen Actors Guild Awards to the Golden Globes, the season of big award shows an emotional acceptance speeches is already well underway.If you're looking for something noteworthy to see at the movies, I've gone through the list of the big awards and determined which movies are cleaning up so far this year. I included the Screen Actors Guild awards, the Producers Guild Awards, the Directors Guild of America Awards, the Critic's Choice Awards and the Golden Globes in my tally of those films which are earning the most recognition.Find out now which movies have been the biggest award winners of 2012 so far...

One Major Win

my week marilyn monroe movie michelle williamsBefore we count down the top eight award winners, I wanted to note how many different films have won at least one major award during this season. At the Golden Globes, both Meryl Streep and Michelle Williams walked home with a statue for their respective roles in The Iron Lady and My Week with Marilyn. The Globes also recognized  films like W.E. and The Adventures of Tin Tin and a few notable others with one award. Meanwhile, the Critic’s Choice Awards recognized  films as disparate as Bridesmaids, Drive and Rise of the Planet of the Apes amongst many others.A few select films, however, have continued to win award after award.

Two Wins: 'A Separation'

With two wins, A Separation has earned a lot of momentum in the competition for awards. It won the awards for best foreign language film at both the Golden Globe Awards and at the Critic’s Choice Awards.This Iranian film is also looking like the frontrunner in that category at the Oscars. A Separation has two Oscar nominations: one for best foreign language film and the other for best original screenplay.

Two Wins: 'Midnight in Paris'

Midnight in Paris directed by Woody Allen
Woody Allen staged a major career victory in 2011. Midnight in Paris, his new comedy about a neurotic writer who longs to live in Paris' golden age, has already won several awards so far. This wonderful little film was also my favorite movie of 2011.Allen-- who famously avoids awards shows-- has already won two awards for his wonderful and imaginative screenplay. Victorious at both the Golden Globe Awards and the Critic’s Choice Awards, this comedy could go a long way at the Oscars.

Two Wins: 'Hugo'

asa butterfield hugo martin scorseseHugo, Martin Scorcese’s first 3D film, was based on a children’s novel but many children and adults have fallen in love with this nostalgic drama.With eleven nominations, Hugo is going into Oscar season with the most nods and it’s already picked up a few awards this year. It won the award for best art direction at the Critic’s Choice Awards and the well-respected Scorcese picked up his 3rd Golden Globe for best director.

Three Wins: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2'

harry potter deathly hallows part 2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was the final chapter in the long-running Harry Potter series. This critically-acclaimed blockbuster wrapped up the series in style and was one of the best movies last year.So far, however, only two awards shows have recognized Deathly Hallows: Part 2 for its artistic achievements. It won best stunt ensemble at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and both the sound and makeup awards at the Critic’s Choice Awards. Let’s hope it can wrack up some more wins in the weeks to come.

Three Wins: 'The Descendants'

descendants george clooney alexander payneThe Descendants, Alexander Payne’s drama about a man struggling with family issues after his wife falls into a coma, has racked up an impressive three wins so far this awards season.Both Oscar winner George Clooney and the film itself were recognized at the Golden Globes. Additionally, Clooney won the Critic’s Choice Award for best actor and many see him as the man to beat at this year’s Oscars.

Three Wins: 'Beginners'

Beginners Christopher Plummer OscarsChristopher Plummer is no newcomer to the movies but Beginners has given his career a whole new life. Starring as an elderly man coming out to his son, Plummer has racked up an impressive three wins for his performance in a supporting role.With wins at the Golden Globes, at the Screen Actor's Guild Awards and at the Critic’s Choice Awards, many see Plummer as the undeniable frontrunner for best supporting actor at this year’s Oscars.

Seven Wins: 'The Help'

viola davis octavia spencer the help ender's game snow piercerThe Help is the little movie that became a big blockbuster. Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett, this drama about African-American maids coming together in the 1960s to talk about their work experiences, has won an amazing seven major awards so far.Supporting actress Octavia Spencer has won at the Golden Globes, at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards and at the Critic’s Choice Awards. Leading actress Viola Davis won at both the SAG Awards and at the Critic’s Choice Awards, while the ensemble cast was also recognized at both events.

Ten Wins: 'The Artist'

Michel Hazanavicius announces his follow up to The Artist - The SearchThe undeniable champion during this awards season has been the black and white masterpiece, The Artist. With very little dialogue but a very big heart, 'The Artist' won Best Picture at the Producer’s Guild of America Awards, at the Golden Globes and at the Critic’s Choice Awards. Leading actor Jean Dujardin also picked up awards from both the SAG and from the Globes.In addition to two best director wins (at the DGA and at the Critic’s Choice Awards), the film won best score from the Globes and from the Critic’s Choice Awards. That latter show also gave The Artist its award for best costume design.

On to The Oscars...

billy crystal oscars 2012The Oscars may not be until February 26th but it looks like The Artist has had a wonderful award season so far along with the rest of the members of this list. Check out the tallies so far below to see which films have gotten the most attention in far.
  • Two Awards (Three-Way Tie): A Separation, Midnight in Paris, Hugo
  • Three Awards (Three-Way Tie): Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Descendants, Beginners
  • Seven Awards: The Help
  • Ten Awards: The Artist
TAGS: golden globes, harry potter, hugo, midnight in paris, my week with marilyn, oscars, the artist, the descendants, the help


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    • Maybe I should get the sloth award for doing nothing? Or a mcdonalds deep-fry cook should get the award called “doing exactly what is expected of you, but we give this to you because the pay check is not nearly enough” award…

      Maybe we should award grocery clerks and waitresses more then an actor who already has enough… IDK?

      • Wow, that’s real mature buddy

    • It’s a respect to art my friend, and personally I enjoy it as it serves as a guide to actual good movies, instead of all the cheesy mindless junk out there like Twilight, Sucker punch, and Green Lantern to name a few. I also believe this serves for motivation for people who work in film to make “better movies”, as many aspire to receive this honor.

      • I understand its art. But to say its a guide to actual good movies is a stretch. Ive seen movies that made no money (no attendance) get all kinds of awards. But sometimes they do get it right. I just dont see the need to give these people awards. The way that everyone worships them and the money they make should be enough. If an actor/actress needs an award to motivate them to do better then they need to find another career. And if thats the argument then we need to give awards to the lower class people who work their butts off daily (and make these people rich). Again, just my opinion. :)

    • I’m not saying you’re wrong, but I imagine you feel the same about athletic awards for professional sports too, right? They, after all, get paid (a lot), so they should not be worrying about rings and trophies and the like. Actors and athletes both enjoy their ego-fests, so if one is discounted, both should be.

  1. @ Kofi

    I was wondering if you have seen this and what your thoughts are?

    Is it the cinematic masterpiece it is touted as being?

    Does it deserve all the accolades?

    Can a modern audience actually enjoy a film like this from an era long past us?


    • Well, it’s definitely a good film, but ironically enough, it’s questionable whether or not it would actually be as loved had it existed in the actual ERA of silent film.

      • Exactly, I found it brilliant as it showed respect to the original art form while delivering a unique and beautiful piece. One of my favorite films of the year. I haven’t watched Hugo but that is another film that revolves around an older era of film, pretty amazing how those two films are the front runners for the Oscars.

  2. Thanks for the piece John, The Artist and The Help, two of the best films of the year. I’m a huge award geek, can’t wait for the BAFTAs this Sunday.

  3. The Artist is going to continue to clean house. I’m not saying it doesn’t deserve it, it just makes for a uneventful awards season.
    I loved Hugo and Midnight In Paris but after the guild awards it seems less likely that they stand a chance winning BP at the Oscars or BAFTAS.

    • Heven’t watched Hugo my friend, hoping to watch it before Sunday. I agree, do think The Artist will do very well but from what I’ve read it seems that Hugo might take around 3-5 Oscars themselves. I think Hugo has a slight chance of doing better at the BAFTAs due to Scorsese’s respect by the BAFTAs.

  4. well at least harry potter got some awards

  5. Where is Drive?

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