The Boston Society of Film Critics had also announced their winners amidst a mad rush of award season announcements by various critics groups.
Like several other critics groups, the Boston film critics have decided to embrace "The Artist" and awarded it Best Picture and a co-recipient in Best Use of Music. Scorsese's directorial was also recognised with a Best Director win for his work in "Hugo". They had also went with Albert Brooks and Melissa McCarthy for Best Supporting Actor and Actress respectively. McCarthy's multiple achievements today might pivot the award season somewhat but it's still early to be decided.
In the animation category, it seemed very much substantiated that "Rango" would be the critics' choice of the year.
The complete list of winners is as follow:
Brad Pitt for Moneyball
Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn
Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks for Drive
Best Supporting Actress
Melissa McCarthy for Bridesmaids
Martin Scorsese for Hugo
Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin for Moneyball
Emmanuel Lubezki for The Tree of Life
Best Foreign-Language Film
Best Animated Film
Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer)
Christian Marclay for The Clock
Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy)
Sean Durkin for Martha Marcy May Marlene
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Use of Music in a Film
Tie: Drive and The Artist