2013 Critics’ Choice Awards Winners – ‘Argo’ Wins Best Picture

2013 Critics Choice AwardsThe Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) — an organization of which I am a member — held the 2013 Critics’ Choice Awards tonight and while I wasn’t able to be in attendance, I voted on these awards so I had some measure of a vested interest in how they turned out.

Ben Affleck may have been snubbed for Best Director at the Oscar nominations this morning, but he took home Best Director at the Critic’s Choice Awards and saw Argo win Best Picture. I wasn’t able to be in attendance, but folks on Twitter relayed his Best Director acceptance speech where he said, “I would like to thank the Academy… I’m kidding, I’m kidding this is the one that counts.”

Director and Picture would be the only two awards Argo would take home while Silver Linings Playbook was the leading winner with four, three of which came from the comedy categories where it won Best Comedy, Actor (Bradley Cooper) and Actress (Jennifer Lawrence). The David O. Russell-directed feature also won Best Ensemble.

Jennifer Lawrence was a dual winner tonight, combining her Best Actress in a Comedy win with a Best Actress in an Action Movie win for her part in The Hunger Games. Skyfall took advantage of the Action category as well where Daniel Craig won for Best Actor and the film won Best Action Film, topping Looper, which would eventually win Best Sci-Fi/Horror Film.

Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) won Best Actress, Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) won for Best Actor and in the Supporting categories Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master) were the winners.

I have already updated the Oscar Overture with the win for Argo as we are now knee deep in this race and if you check out the upcoming Awards Schedule it isn’t slowing down from here.

We will be back her Sunday night with a Live Blog of the 2013 Golden Globes so be sure to join us for that. Until then, I have listed both the winners and nominees below and highlighted the winners in bold red text. I have also placed a My Pick next to the nominees I voted for in each category. I hope that’s not too confusing…

Top Winners

  1. Silver Linings Playbook – 4 wins
  2. Lincoln – 3 wins
  3. Skyfall – 3 wins
  4. Anna Karenina – 2 wins
  5. Argo – 2 wins
  6. Life of Pi – 2 wins
  7. Zero Dark Thirty – 2 wins

BEST PICTURE

  • Argo
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Django UnchainedMy Pick
  • Les Misérables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • The Master
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ACTOR

  • Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)My Pick
  • John Hawkes (The Sessions)
  • Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
  • Denzel Washington (Flight)

BEST ACTRESS

  • Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone)My Pick
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
  • Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
  • Naomi Watts (The Impossible)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Alan Arkin (Argo)
  • Javier Bardem (Skyfall)
  • Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
  • Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
  • Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike)My Pick

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Amy Adams (The Master)My Pick
  • Judi Dench (Skyfall)
  • Ann Dowd (Compliance)
  • Sally Field (Lincoln)
  • Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
  • Helen Hunt (The Sessions)

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

  • Elle Fanning (Ginger & Rosa)
  • Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom)My Pick
  • Tom Holland (The Impossible)
  • Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
  • Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi)
  • Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

  • Argo
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Les Misérables
  • Lincoln
  • Moonrise KingdomMy Pick
  • Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Ben Affleck (Argo)
  • Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)My Pick
  • Tom Hooper (Les Misérables)
  • Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
  • David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)My Pick
  • John Gatins (Flight)
  • Rian Johnson (Looper)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)
  • Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom)
  • Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Chris Terrio (Argo)
  • David Magee (Life of Pi)
  • Tony Kushner (Lincoln)
  • Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)My Pick
  • David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Les Misérables – Danny Cohen
  • Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
  • Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski
  • The Master – Mihai Malaimare Jr.My Pick
  • Skyfall – Roger Deakins

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Anna Karenina
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Les Misérables
  • Life of Pi
  • LincolnMy Pick

BEST EDITING

  • Argo
  • Les Misérables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Zero Dark ThirtyMy Pick

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Anna KareninaMy Pick
  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Hobbit
  • Les Misérables
  • Lincoln

BEST MAKEUP

  • Cloud Atlas
  • The HobbitMy Pick
  • Les Misérables
  • Lincoln

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • The Avengers
  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Hobbit
  • Life of PiMy Pick

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • Madagascar 3
  • ParaNorman
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • Wreck-It RalphMy Pick

BEST ACTION MOVIE

  • The Avengers
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • LooperMy Pick
  • Skyfall

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE

  • Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Rises)
  • Daniel Craig (Skyfall)
  • Robert Downey Jr. (The Avengers)
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal (End of Watch)My Pick

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE

  • Emily Blunt (Looper)My Pick
  • Gina Carano (Haywire)
  • Judi Dench (Skyfall)
  • Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)

BEST COMEDY

  • Bernie
  • Silver Linings PlaybookMy Pick
  • Ted
  • This Is 40
  • 21 Jump Street

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

  • Jack Black (Bernie)
  • Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Paul Rudd (This Is 40)
  • Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street)My Pick
  • Mark Wahlberg (Ted)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

  • Mila Kunis (Ted)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)My Pick
  • Shirley MacLaine (Bernie)
  • Leslie Mann (This Is 40)
  • Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect)

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • LooperMy Pick
  • Prometheus

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • Amour
  • The Intouchables
  • A Royal Affair
  • Rust and BoneMy Pick

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • Bully
  • The Central Park Five
  • The Imposter
  • The Queen of VersaillesMy Pick
  • Searching for Sugar Man
  • West of Memphis

BEST SONG

  • For You – performed by Keith Urban/written by Monty Powell & Keith Urban – Act of Valor
  • Learn Me Right – performed by Birdy with Mumford & Sons/written by Mumford & Sons – Brave
  • Skyfall – performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth – SkyfallMy Pick
  • Still Alive – performed by Paul Williams/written by Paul Williams – Paul Williams Still Alive
  • Suddenly – performed by Hugh Jackman/written by Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer – Les Misérables

BEST SCORE

  • Argo – Alexandre Desplat
  • Life of Pi – Mychael DannaMy Pick
  • Lincoln – John Williams
  • The Master – Jonny Greenwood
  • Moonrise Kingdom – Alexandre Desplat
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