Critics Choice Movie Awards Winners’ List

Argo director, Ben Affleck, may have been snubbed by the Oscars, but he swept last night’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Check out the winner’s list below.


LOS ANGELES, CA. – January 10, 2013 – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 18th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards earlier this evening. Hosted by KTLA anchor Sam Rubin, the ceremony aired live on The CW for the first time, from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, with “Argo” taking home the prize for Best Picture, and Ben Affleck winning the award for best director for the film.

Other big winners of the night included: Daniel Day-Lewis winning the Best Actor trophy for his performance in “Lincoln,” Jessica Chastain awarded Best Actress for her role in “Zero Dark Thirty,” Jennifer Lawrence receiving both Best Actress in a Comedy and Best Actress in an Action Movie, and Quvenzhane Wallis winning as Best Young Actress for her breakout performance in “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

Writer-producer-director Judd Apatow received the “Critics’ Choice Louis XIII Genius Award,” presented to him by Rebel Wilson. The award was created to honor “an unprecedented demonstration of excellence in the cinematic arts.”

Movie fans also voted for Twilight as their favorite film franchise, in the first ever fan-voted award in the history of the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The other nominees included: Batman, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, James Bond/007, Lord of the Rings, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Toy Story.

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Best Picture – Argo

Best Actor – Daniel Day-Lewis

Best Actress – Jessica Chastain

Best Supporting Actor – Philip Seymour Hoffman

Best Supporting Actress – Anne Hathaway

Best Young Actor/Actress – Quvenzhane Wallis

Best Acting Ensemble – Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director – Ben Affleck

Best Original Screenplay – Quentin Tarantino

Best Adapted Screenplay – Tony Kushner

Best Cinematography – Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)

Best Art Direction – Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer (Anna Karenina)

Best Editing – William Goldenberg/Dylan Tichenor (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Costume Design – Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina)

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

Best Actress in an Action Movie – Jennifer Lawrence

Best Comedy – Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor in a Comedy – Bradley Cooper

Best Actress in a Comedy – Jennifer Lawrence

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie – Looper

Best Foreign Language Film – Amour

Best Documentary Feature – Searching for Sugarman

Best Song – Skyfall

Best Score – John Williams

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  • ptslittlecomment

    Good for Ben Affleck! I am not surprised. I really think most Academy members were shocked that his name was not on the Oscar ballot. Talk of that omission has overwhelmed the discussion of anything else so far. I hope it will translate into a box office bump or return for this great movie!

  • Miz

    YAY! Congrats to Ben Affleck. I loved that he thanked the Academy when he accepted his award. :)

    I hope it wins Best Picture at the Oscars. It is such a fantastic film.

  • Erlinda

    Wow! Two awards for Ben Afleck. I’m happy for him. He deserved a recognition for Argo as he delivered one of the great movie in 2012. Congratulation Ben!

  • iani

    Just happy for Ben Affleck and Argo, also happy Skyfall has gotten some recognition from critics, Sam Mendez did a good job with this Bond movie and Javier Bardem was magnificent in my opinion. 

  • iluvai

    He’s a total geek.  :)

  • Nancy

     Thanks for listing the winners! I missed the awards, and my friends I work with at DISH could only tell me the names of a few movies that won awards. I realized that I hardly had any time last year to go to the movie theater, so I signed up for DISH’s Blockbuster @Home. I figured since they’re always adding titles that I can stream or get on DVD and Blu-ray through the mail, it was going to be the most affordable way for me to watch last year and this year’s best. Not only will I save money on movie tickets, but also I’ll find out what has made Argo so special.