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Critics Choice Awards: Argo Takes the Top Prize
The atmosphere was a little bit awkward tonight at the Critics Choice Awards. Ben Affleck had been snubbed in Best Director this morning, but the BFCA made up for it and gave Affleck the top two awards of the night. Argo picked up the Best Picture win and Affleck won for Best Director. There was a lot of good will in the room towards Affleck. When he won Director, he got a semi-standing ovation. Maybe the sympathy for his snub will carry Argo to the big win at the Oscars. Daniel Day-Lewis & Jessica Chastain took home Best Actor & Actress. Day-Lewis got a standing ovation while Chastain gave the best speech of the night. Silver Linings Playbook took home a few awards. They swept the Comedy categories (look for that to happen again at the Golden Globes on Sunday) and also took home Best Ensemble. Another highlight of the evening: Quvenzhane Wallis winning Younger Actress and reading her speech from an iPhone. Absolutely adorable. Here’s the complete list of winners.

18th Annual Critics Choice Award Winners

Best Picture:
Argo

Best Director:
Ben Affleck, 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 Miserables

Best Original Screenplay:
Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Lincoln – Tony Kushner

Best Ensemble:
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Younger Actor/Actress:
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Animated Feature:
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Foreign-Language Film:
Amour

Best Documentary Feature:
Searching for Sugar Man

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 Movie:
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actress in a Comedy Movie:
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie:
Looper

Best Art Direction:
Anna Karenina

Best Cinematography:
Life of Pi

Best Costume Design:
Anna Karenina

Best Editing:
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Makeup:
Cloud Atlas

Best Score:
Lincoln

Best Original Song:
Skyfall – “Skyfall”

Best Visual Effects:
Life of Pi

Favorite Film Franchise:
*Fan voted*
Twilight

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