Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2013: Jennifer Lawrence, Ben Affleck, Silver Linings Playbook And Argo Are Big Winners

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Revenge is so sweet. Hostage drama Argo was the big winner at this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards, hours after director Ben Affleck missed out on an Oscar nomination.

Affleck jokingly “thanked the Academy” as he accepted best director, but added: “This is the one that counts.” The movie was also named best film.

Oscar favorites Daniel Day Lewis and Jessica Chastain won the best actor and actress prizes respectively. 

In a separate comedy category, Silver Linings Playbook swept the board.

The film won best comedy actor and actress for leads Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, best comedy film, and best ensemble for a cast which includes Oscar nominees Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver.

Director David O Russell dedicated his award to his son – who, like the film’s male lead has bipolar disorder – saying: “I made it to give him hope,” adding, “That’s my silver lining.”

2013 Critics’ Choice Movie Winners:

Best Picture: “Argo”
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty (2012)”
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master”
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”
Best Director: Ben Affleck – “Argo”
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 Movie: “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Actor in a Comedy: Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Actress in a Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino – “Django Unchained”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Tony Kushner – “Lincoln”
Best Acting Ensemble: “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Young Actor/Actress: Quvenzhane Wallis – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Amour”
The Critics’ Choice Louis XIII Genius Award: Judd Apatow
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie: “Looper”
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 (2012)” – William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor
Best Costume Design: “Anna Karenina” – Jacqueline Durran
Best Makeup: “Cloud Atlas”
Best Visual Effects: “Life of Pi”
Favorite Film Franchise (Fan Voted): “The Twilight Saga”
Best Animated Feature: “Wreck-It Ralph”
Best Documentary Feature: “Searching for Sugar Man”
Best Song: “Skyfall” – performed by Adele for “Skyfall”
Best Score: “Lincoln” – John Williams