‘Critics’ Choice Awards’ 2011 Quick Recap & Photos

Written by Michael Lambarde on Jan. 15, 2011

Last night, VH1 aired the 2011 edition of the Critics’ Choice Awards, and it was probably the most awaited award ceremony of the year (even though the Golden Globes this Sunday look promising, too). Ever since the nominations for this award ceremony were announced people have been wondering who would come out as the final winners. However, Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles witnessed the winners of this esteemed award ceremony on January 14, which was aired on VH1.

PHOTO GALLERY: The movie and television stars come out for the Critics’ Choice Awards: Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Mila Kunis, Sofia Vergara, Eva Mendes, Nicole Kidman, Keri Hilson, Sarah Silverman, Joan Rivers, John Legend and MUCH more — click here for our complete photo gallery!

The most commercially viable film of the year, “The Social Network” won the Best Picture award. It fought against five other successful and critically acclaimed films, including “Black Swan”, “127 Hours”, “The Fighter” and “Inception”. Many critics anticipated that “Black Swan” had a good possibility to emerge as the winner, due to the intense critical acclaim it invited. However, according to the rest, the youth appeal factor of “The Social Network”, made it more deserving for the award. The film also bagged the Best Adapted Screenplay award in the Critics’ Choice Awards 2011. The Best Original Screen Play award went to David Seidler for the film, “The King’s Speech”. The few other nominees of this category were “Fighter” and “Black Swan” and “Inception”.

Colin Firth won the best actor award for the film, “The King’s Speech” while the best Actress award obviously went to Natalie Portman for “Black Swan”. This was one award that everyone was assured of, right from the beginning. David Fincher, who won the Best Director Award, added yet another achievement to “The Social Network”. Guy Hendrix Dyas was chosen as the best art director for “Inception”. The film was also a winner for its remarkable editing, thanks to Lee Smith. Where all other films were based on a contemporary set up, “Alice In Wonderland” was the film that demanded costumes based on a fairytale backdrop. Colleen Atwood won the Best Costume Designer Award, for creating the dresses for the film that were completely coordinated to the backdrop and situation.

We have just set up an entire photo gallery, featuring dozens of shots of all the celebrities at the Critics’ Choice Awards last night. You may view our photo gallery by clicking here. Enjoy!

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