‘The Artist’ tops with Las Vegas crix

Silent film wins best pic, actor, score, costume design

”The Artist” continues its winning ways among critics’ as the Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2011 bestows its highest honor on the silent pic. In addition to winning the Sierra for best picture, the Michel Hazanavicius flick also took home wins for best actor for Jean Dujardin, best score for Ludovic Bource, costume design for Mark Bridges and art design for Gregory S. Hooper.

In the other acting categories, Michelle Williams won best actress for her turn in ”My Week with Marilyn,” while Albert Brooks (”Drive”) and Melissa McCarthy (”Bridesmaids”) rounded out the supporting nods. Brooks was also honored with the org’s William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nicholas Winding Refn won for best helmer for ”Drive.”

The LVFCS is made up of selected print, television and internet film critics in the Las Vegas area.