Award season just keeps rolling onward, with the Critics’ Choice Awards announcing their 2012 winners.  It’s worth noting that, for the past two years, the Critics’ Choice Awards have accurately matched the winners in all of the Academy Award acting categories—which, if the trend continues in 2012, means that the Academy Awards might actually be interesting for once.  Check out why after the jump, and let us know what you think of the winners in the comments section.

(Via CBS News):

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 Award: Sean Penn.

Music + Film Award: Martin Scorsese