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Critics' Choice Awards: 'Argo,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' big winners

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At least the critics still love him! On the same day he was snubbed of an Oscar nomination, Ben Affleck took home the Best Director award at the Critics’ Choice Awards for Argo, which also won Best Picture.

The rest of the honorees — held by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the largest critics group in the country — were made up of newly-minted Oscar nominees like Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Actor for Lincoln), Jessica Chastain (Best Actress for Zero Dark Thirty), Anne Hathaway (Best Supporting Actress for Les Misérables) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Best Supporting Actor for The Master).

The cast of Silver Linings Playbook won the Ensemble award, and Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Quvenzhané Wallis received Best Young Actor/Actress.

Judd Apatow, the writer-producer-director of This is 40, won the somewhat tongue-in-cheek Louis XIII Genius Award for “an unprecedented demonstration of excellence in the cinematic arts.”

Movie fans, meanwhile, were invited to vote for their favorite film franchise for this year’s awards, and they chose Twilight over the likes of Batman, Harry PotterJames Bond, and Star Wars.

Check out the full list of winners below: 

BEST PICTURE

Argo

BEST ACTOR

Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR


Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR

Ben Affleck – Argo

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Tony Kushner – Lincoln

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda

BEST ART DIRECTION

Anna Karenina – Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer; Katie Spencer/Set Decorator

BEST EDITING

Zero Dark Thirty – William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran

BEST MAKEUP

Cloud Atlas

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Life of Pi

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Wreck-It Ralph

BEST ACTION MOVIE

Skyfall

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE

Daniel Craig – Skyfall

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE

Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games

BEST COMEDY

Silver Linings Playbook

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

Looper

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Amour

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Searching for Sugarman

BEST SONG

“Skyfall” – performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth – Skyfall

BEST SCORE

Lincoln – John Williams

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Critics’ Choice Awards: Full list of nominees

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