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'Tree of Life' Is Biggest Winner at 2011 Chicago Film Critics Awards

December 20, 2011 (4:02 am) GMT
While the Terrance Malick-directed drama wins four prizes, including the coveted Best Picture award, Michelle Williams and Michael Shannon are named the Best Actress and Actor respectively.
'Tree of Life' Is Biggest Winner at 2011 Chicago Film Critics Awards

Terrance Malick's drama "" became the biggest winner of the 2011 Chicago Film Critics Awards. In an announcement on ABC 7 Chicago's "News This Morning" on Monday, December 19, it was unveiled that the movie collected four awards, including the coveted prize of Best Picture.

"Tree of Life" led Malick to win the Best Director award. Its star was also named the Best Supporting Actress. Emmanuel Lubezki, meanwhile, was awarded with Best Cinematography prize for his artistic work in the film.

Veteran actor grabbed the Best Actor award for his role as Curtis LaForche in "", while bagged the Best Actress award for playing in "". As for the Best Supporting Actor, won the award for his role in action drama "".

Other winners of the annual awards included "" for Best Animated Film, "The Interrupters" for Best Documentary, and "" for Best Foreign Language Film. "" won a prize for Best Original Screenplay, while was named the Most Promising Performer through her performance in "".

The kudos will be handed to the winners during a ceremony that is set to be held at the Chicago Broadway Playhouse on January 7, 2012. , , and Dennis Farina will additionally be presented with special awards at the event.

The 2011 Chicago Film Critics Awards winners:

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