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'The Artist' Named Best Picture by Boston Film Critics

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'The Artist' Named Best Picture by Boston Film Critics
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"The Artist" got a big shout-out from the Boston Society of Film Critics, which named the silent movie its best picture of the year on Sunday.

Brad Pitt and Michelle Williams took the group's top acting honors for two portraits of real-life people. Pitt was voted best actor for playing Oakland A's manager Billy Beane in "Moneyball," and Williams was named best actress for portraying Marilyn Monroe in "My Week with Marilyn."

Albert Brooks was hailed as best supporting actor for "Drive," while Melissa McCarthy claimed supporting actress honors for "Bridesmaids."

The ensemble award went to the four-character, living-room drama "Carnage."

Martin Scorsese was chosen best director for his 3D movie "Hugo."

The "Moneyball" team of Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin and Stan Chervin picked up the screenwriting award.

The Boston critics also voted: Best cinematography, Emmanuel Lubeski, "The Tree of Life"; best documentary, James Marsh's "Project Nim"; best foreign-language film, "Dennis Villeneuve's" Incendies; best animated film, "Rango"; best filming editing, Christian Marclay, "The Clock"; best new filmmaker, Sean Durkin, "Martha Marcy May Marlene"; best use of music in a film, "Drive" and "The Artist."

The Hollywood Reporter

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