The Ryan Gosling-starring action film takes home four awards in total, while the George Clooney-starring dramedy wins the coveted Best Motion Picture at the 16th annual Satellite Awards.
The International Press Academy has announced the winners of the 16th annual Satellite Awards. During an event at Beverly Hills hotel on Sunday night, December 19, it was revealed that "Drive" became the biggest winner, while "The Descendants" took home the top prize at the awards.
"Drive" collected four kudos in total. They included prizes of Best Actor in Motion Picture for its leading star Ryan Gosling, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Albert Brooks, Best Director for its helmer Nicolas Winding Refn and Best Sound (Editing and Mixing).
"The Descendants", meanwhile, went home with less number of trophies, but nailed its most coveted one, Best Motion Picture. Aside from winning the award, the George Clooney-starring dramedy bagged another win for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Viola Davis won Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in "The Help", and Jessica Chastain took home Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her part in "The Tree of Life". Other winners included "War Horse" (Cinematography), "Hugo" (Visual Effects) and "Water for Elephants" (Costume Design).
"The Artist", which usually won multiple gongs at various movie awards, only managed to secure a win in Best Art Direction & Production Design category, and "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" was honored with Best Motion Picture for Animated or Mixed Media.
2011 Satellite Awards Winners in Movie:
- Motion Picture: "The Descendants"
- Actress in a Motion Picture: Viola Davis - "The Help"
- Actor in a Motion Picture: Ryan Gosling - "Drive"
- Actress in a Supporting Role: Jessica Chastain - "The Tree of Life"
- Actor in a Supporting Role: Albert Brooks - "Drive"
- Director: Nicolas Winding Refn - "Drive"
- Screenplay, Original: Terrence Malick - "The Tree of Life"
- Screenplay, Adapted: Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, Nax Faxon - "The Descendants"
- Foreign Film: "Mysteries of Lisbon"
- Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media: "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn"
- Motion Picture, Documentary: "Senna"
- Original Score: Marco Beltrani - "Soul Surfer"
- Original Song: "Lay Down Your Head" by Brian Byrne and Glenn Close - "Albert Nobbs"
- Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski - "War Horse"
- Visual Effects: Robert Legato - "Hugo"
- Film Editing: Chris Gill - "The Guard"
- Sound (Editing and Mixing): Dave Patterson, Lon Bender, Robert Fernandez, Victor Ray Ennis - "Drive"
- Art Direction & Production Design: Gregory S. Hooper, Laurence Bennett - "The Artist"
- Costume Design: Jacqueline West - "Water for Elephants"
- Best First Feature: Paddy Considine - "Tyrannosaur"
- Best Ensemble: "The Help"
- Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Industry: Mitzi Gaynor
- Nikola Tesla Award in Recognition of Visionary Achivement in Filmmaking Technology: Douglas Trumbull