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Viola Davis, George Clooney Win Top Honors at Critics’ Choice Awards

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If Thursday night was any indication, Viola Davis and George Clooney are the ones to beat this awards season.

The two were named Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively, at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Thursday, beating out fellow A-listers like Charlize Theron and Brad Pitt.

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"I am absolutely so humbled," The Help's Davis, 46, told audience members. "I wanted to be somebody. I wanted to dream big and make a mark somehow, and that's something absolutely that [my character] Aibileen was not afforded. I considered it my honor to pay homage to these women at this time period who were not allowed to dream."

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When The Descendants' Clooney, 50, accepted his trophy, he joked that "it seems like The Help table is having the most fun." Read on for the full list of winners:

— Picture: The Artist

— Actor: George Clooney, The Descendants

— Actress: Viola Davis, The Help

— Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners

— Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help

— Acting Ensemble: The Help

— Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

— Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

— Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin and Stan Chervin, Moneyball

— Cinematography: The Tree of Life and War Horse (tie)

— Art direction: Hugo

— Editing: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

— Costume Design: The Artist

— Makeup: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

— Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

— Sound: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

— Animated Feature: Rango

— Action Movie: Drive

— Comedy Movie: Bridesmaids

— Foreign Language Film: A Separation

— Documentary Feature: George Harrison: Living in the Material World

— Song: "Life's a Happy Song," Bret McKenzie and the Muppets, The Muppets

— Score: The Artist

— Joel Siegel Humanitarian Award: Sean Penn

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