'The Descendants' takes top prize at 2011 Satellite Awards

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The International Press Academy handed out its 16th annual Satellite Awards last night. While The Descendants may have won the Best Motion Picture and Adapted Screenplay, it was Drive that was the biggest winner of all. The ambient indie took home four awards, including the Best Actor trophy for Ryan Gosling and Best Director for Nicolas Winding Refn. Elsewhere, awards-season frontrunner The Artist turned in a relatively modest performance with only one award for Best Art Direction & Production Design. See the full list below.

Best Motion Picture
The Descendants

Best Actress in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis, The Help

Best Actor in a Motion Picture
Ryan Gosling, Drive

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Albert Brooks, Drive

Best Director
Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive

Best Original Screenplay
The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants, Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, Nax Faxon

Best Foreign Film
Mysteries of Lisbon

Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media
The Adventures of Tintin

Best Documentary
Senna

Best Original Score
Soul Surfer, Marco Beltrani

Best Original Song
“Lay Down Your Head” from Albert Nobbs, Brian Byrne and Glenn Close

Best Cinematography
War Horse, Janusz Kaminski

Best Visual Effects
Hugo, Robert Legato

Best Film Editing
The Guard, Chris Gill

Best Sound (Editing and Mixing)
Drive, Dave Patterson, Lon Bender, Robert Fernandez, Victor Ray Ennis

Best Art Direction & Production Design
The Artist, Gregory S. Hooper, Laurence Bennett

Best Costume Design
Water for Elephants, Jacqueline West

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