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