'Argo,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' Win Big at Critics' Choice Movie Awards
UPDATED: Jessica Chastain and Daniel Day-Lewis win top acting honors. Ben Affleck takes home best director.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association's 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards saw Argo win best picture and Ben Affleck earn directing honors the same day the Academy failed to grant him an Oscar nomination for helming the film.
"I would like to thank the Academy," Affleck said during Thursday's ceremony. "Just kidding, this is the one that counts!"
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) held back tears as she accepted the award for best actress, and in her speech she acknowledged Kathryn Bigelow, who did not receive an Oscar nomination for directing the film. Soon after, Daniel Day-Lewis received a huge standing ovation as he was presented with the best actor award for Lincoln by Melissa Leo.
Silver Linings Playbook also won big at the ceremony. Star Jennifer Lawrence took home awards for best actress in an action movie for The Hunger Games and best actress in a comedy for Silver Linings Playbook. She and her Silver Linings costars were honored with best acting ensemble, and Bradley Cooper took home best actor in a comedy for the film from director David O. Russell.
"You're looking at a very lucky man," Cooper told the crowd.
Shortly afterwards, the film was awarded best comedy, with director Russell saying, "My son taught me about myself...I made it to give him hope."
After becoming the youngest best actress nominee in Oscar history earlier in the day, Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhane Wallis received the award for best young actor/actress and read a charming speech from her iPhone.
Meanwhile, Daniel Craig's latest James Bond feature, Skyfall, netted him a best actor in an action movie honor, while the film beat out The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers for best action movie.
Octavia Spencer presented best supporting actor to Philip Seymour Hoffman (in absentia) for The Master, while Anne Hathaway received a partial standing ovation when her Les Miserables costar Eddie Redmayne presented her with best supporting actress.
The ceremony took place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and aired live on the CW. The show was produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.
Find winners below.
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Jessica Chastain –Zero Dark Thirty
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Silver Linings Playbook
Ben Affleck – Argo
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Tony Kushner – Lincoln
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
BEST ART DIRECTION
Anna Karenina – Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer, Katie Spencer/Set Decorator
Zero Dark Thirty
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Anna 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” – performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth – Skyfall
Lincoln – John Williams
Louis XIII Genius Award