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Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2013 Winners: Ben Affleck’s “Argo” Wins Best Picture After Oscars Snub

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Ben Affleck and “Argo” won the Best Director and Best Picture at the  Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

Ha! Boo ya, Academy! Actor and director Ben Affleck won Best Director and Best Picture with “Argo” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards a day after the movie was nubbed in the Oscar (Academy award) nominations.

“Argo” beat off impressive competition, including “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, “Django Unchained”, “Les Miserables”, “Life of Pi”, “Lincoln”, “Moonrise Kingdom”, “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero Dark Thirty” for the coveted award, even though many of that list are tipped for Oscars glory.

Accepting the Critics’ Choice Movie 2013 award for Best Director Award, Affleck joked,

“I’d like to thank the Academy!” before laughing and adding, “It’s very, very cool for me. There was a time that a Ben Affleck critics’ award was a Saturday Night Live sketch.”

Affleck beat directors Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Tom Hooper, Ang Lee and David O Russell for the award.

Jessica Chastain and Daniel Day-Lewis won the best acting awards. Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty, the action thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and Day-Lewis for his portrayal of the 16th US president in Lincoln.

The latest James Bond movie “Skyfall” won the Best Action Movie award, while Daniel Craig won the Best Actor in an Action Movie award. The theme song, sung by Adele, was named the Best Song.

The best supporting actress award went to Anne Hathaway for her portrayal of Fantine in Les Miserables.

Below is the list of  Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2013 winners in full:

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: Quvenzhané 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 Make-up: 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 Sugar Man

Best Song: Skyfall

Best Score: John Williams

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