Rango” wins Critics’ Choice Award for animation

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Yet again, Para­mount Pic­tures’ “Rango” has won an award from movie critics.

Rango was named best ani­mated fea­ture on Thurs­day night at the 17th Crit­ics’ Choice Movie Awards, pre­sented by the Broad­cast Film Crit­ics Association.

Thanks for this tonight, it’s a tremen­dous honor,” direc­tor Gore Verbin­ski said in accept­ing the award.

It defeated other nom­i­nees The Adven­tures of Tintin, Arthur Christ­mas, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots.

The award for best song went to “Life’s a Happy Song” from the partly ani­mated The Mup­pets, writ­ten by Bret McKen­zie and the Mup­pets. It was per­formed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter.

Two other tunes from The Mup­pets had been nom­i­nated for best song: “Man or Mup­pet,” writ­ten by McKen­zie and per­formed by Segel and Wal­ter; and “Pic­tures in My Head,” writ­ten by Jean­nie Lurie, Aris Archon­tis and Chen Nee­man and per­formed by Ker­mit and the Mup­pets. Also nom­i­nated was “Hello Hello,” writ­ten by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and per­formed by John and Lady Gaga in Gnomeo & Juliet.

The big win­ner of the evening was the silent, black and white The Artist. Michael Haz­anavi­cius’ film was named best pic­ture. It also won for best score, cos­tume design and director.

The Help won three awards for act­ing: Viola Davis as best actress, Octavia Spencer as best sup­port­ing actress and the film’s cast as best act­ing ensemble.

George Clooney was named best actor for The Descen­dants, while Christo­pher Plum­mer was declared best sup­port­ing actor for his role in Begin­ners. Thomas Horn won for best young actor for Extremely Loud and Incred­i­bly Close.

Thursday’s awards cer­e­mony was held at the Hol­ly­wood Palladium.

The Broad­cast Film Crit­ics Asso­ci­a­tion is made up of over 250 TV, radio and online critics.

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