Continuing the awards show blitz, 18th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards 2013 aired on January 10 on the CW at 8 p.m. The event was put on by the Broadcast Critics Film Association and held at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California.
The event was a welcome reprieve for Ben Affleck who is coming off the heels of an Oscar snub in the best director category for his film, Argo. The film took home two Critics Choice Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Affleck. Argo originally received 7 Critics Choice Award nominations. As Affleck took the stage amongst a standing ovation, he was quick to acknowledge the elephant in the room.
“I would like to thank the Academy,” said Affleck. “I’m kidding. I’m kidding. This is the one that counts.”
Lincoln also had a great night. They topped the Critics Choice nominees with an unprecedented 13 nominations but they only took home 3 of those awards. Daniel Day-Lewis took home best actor prize and Lincoln received technical merits for best adapted screenplay and best score. Silver Linings Playbook received 10 nominations and walked with 4 awards including best actor/actress in a comedy for Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, best ensemble cast and best comedy.
Also 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis took home an award for best young actress for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild. The bright little star flashed a mega-white smile while wearing a purple dress and holding her award.
For more highlights, scroll down for a complete list of winners and click the slideshow at the top of the page to see the night's fashions and winners.
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Supporting Actor
Phillip 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
Ben Affleck, Argo
Best Original Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Best Adapted Screenplay
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi
Best Art Direction
Ana Karenina – Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer, Katie Spencer/Set Decoration
Zero Dark Thirty – William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor
Best Costume Design
Ana Karenina, Jacqueline Durran
Best Visual Effects
Life of Pi
Best Animated Feature
Best Action Movie
Best Actor in an Action Movie
Daniel Craig, Skyfall
Best Actress in an Action Movie
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
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
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Documentary Feature
Searching for Sugar Man
Skyfall, Adele Adkins & Paul Epson
Lincoln, John Williams
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