Ben Affleck wins Critics’ Choice Movie Award

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck was named Best Director at last night’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards – just hours after being snubbed in the same category at the Oscar nominations. The actor/director was a surprise omission from the Academy Awards for the same honor but he didn’t let it get him down and was thrilled to take home the prize for his film Argo. After accepting the award, Ben joked: “I would like to thank the Academy. I’m kidding, I’m kidding. This is the one that counts. No, I do want to thank the Broadcast Film Critics Association. It is very, very cool for me.” It turned out to be a very good night for Ben because Argo also took home Best Picture. As expected, Anne Hathaway was named Best Supporting Actress for her role as tragic Fantine in Les Misérables, a feat she is expected to repeat at next month’s Academy Awards. During the ceremony, Jennifer Lawrence was named Best Actress in both the Action and Comedy categories for The Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook respectively. Her Silver Linings Playbook co-star Bradley Cooper won the award for Best Actor in a Comedy, while the film was honored with Best Comedy and Best Acting Ensemble.

Full list of winners from the 2013 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards:

BEST PICTURE
Argo

ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis – ‘Lincoln’

ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain – ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Philip Seymour Hoffman – ‘The Master’

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway – ‘Les Misérables’

YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Quvenzhané Wallis – ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild”

ACTING ENSEMBLE
Silver Linings Playbook’

DIRECTOR
Ben Affleck – ‘Argo’

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino – ‘Django Unchained’

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Tony Kushner – ‘Lincoln’

CINEMATOGRAPHY
‘Life of Pi’ – Claudio Miranda

ART DIRECTION
‘Anna Karenina’ – Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer; Katie Spencer/Set Decorator

EDITING
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ – William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor

COSTUME DESIGN
‘Anna Karenina’ – Jacqueline Durran

MAKEUP
‘Cloud Atlas’

VISUAL EFFECTS
‘Life of Pi’

ANIMATED FEATURE
‘Wreck-It Ralph’

ACTION MOVIE
‘Skyfall’

ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Daniel Craig – ‘Skyfall’

ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Jennifer Lawrence – ‘The Hunger Games’

COMEDY
‘Silver Linings Playbook’

ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Bradley Cooper – ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jennifer Lawrence – ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
‘Looper’

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
‘Amour’

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
‘Searching for Sugar Man’

SONG
‘Skyfall’ – performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth – ‘Skyfall’

SCORE
‘Lincoln’ – John Williams

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  1. Addy • January 13, 2013 @ 11:52 PM

    Argo was good, but not great. Silver Linings Playbook and Les Miserables were better.

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