The Kansas City Film Critics Circle held its vote this evening and "The Descendants" was named the year's best. I was somewhat confused that "Hugo" won an award designated for sci-fi/fantasy/horror films, though. How does that perception even happen? Anyway, check out the full list of winners below.

Best Picture: "The Descendants"

Best Director: Terrence Malick, "The Tree of Life"

Best Actor: George Clooney, "The Descendants"

Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst, "Melancholia"

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"

Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain, "The Tree of Life"

Best Adapted Screenplay: "Moneyball"

Best Original Screenplay: "Beginners"

Best Animated Film: "Rango"

Best Foreign Language Film: "A Separation"

Best Documentary: "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"

Vince Koehler Award for Best Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film: "Hugo"

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Kristopher Tapley has covered the film awards landscape for over a decade. He founded In Contention in 2005. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London and Variety. He begs you not to take any of this too seriously.