18th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards


The Broadcast Film Critics Association announced the winners of 18th Critics’ Choice Awards on January 10th, 2013. Big winner of the night was BEN AFFLECK who won the Best Director award for his political thriller film ARGO, which also won the Best Picture award.

Here is the complete list of winners along with the nominations:

Best Picture:

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

Best Director:

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

Best Actor:

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

Best Actress:

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

Best Supporting Actor:

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

Best Supporting Actress:

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

Best Young Actor/Actress:

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

Best Acting Ensemble:

  • Winner: Silver Linings Playbook
  • Argo
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Les Miserables
  • Lincoln
  • Moonrise Kingdom

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Winner: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
  • 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:

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

Best Cinematography:

  • Winner: Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)
  • Janusz Kaminski (Lincoln)
  • Danny Cohen (Les Misérables)
  • Mihai Malaimare, Jr. (The Master)
  • Roger Deakins (Skyfall)

Best Art Direction:

  • Winner: Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer, Katie Spencer/Set Decorator (Anna Karenina)
  • Dan Hennah/Production Designer, Ra Vincent & Simon Bright/Set Decorators (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
  • Eve Stewart/Production Designer, Anna Lynch-Robinson/Set Decorator (Les Misérables)
  • David Gropman/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator (Life of Pi)
  • Rick Carter/Production Designer, Jim Erickson/Set Decorator (Lincoln)

Best Editing:

  • Winner: William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • William Goldenberg (Argo)
  • Melanie Ann Oliver, Chris Dickens (Les Misérables)
  • Tim Squyres (Life of Pi)
  • Michael Kahn (Lincoln)

Best Costume Design:

  • Winner: Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina)
  • Kym Barrett, Pierre-Yves Gayraud (Cloud Atlas)
  • Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
  • Paco Delgado (Les Misérables)
  • Joanna Johnston (Lincoln)

Best Makeup:

  • Winner: Cloud Atlas
  • The Hobbit
  • Les Miserables
  • Lincoln

Best Visual Effects:

  • Winner: Life of Pi
  • The Avengers
  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Hobbit

Best Animated Feature:

  • Winner: Wreck-It Ralph
  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • Madagascar 3
  • ParaNorman
  • Rise of the Guardians

Best Action Movie:

  • Winner: Skyfall
  • The Avengers
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Looper

Best Actor in an Action Movie:

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

Best Actress in an Action Movie:

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

Best Comedy:

  • Winner: Silver Linings Playbook
  • Bernie
  • Ted
  • This Is 40
  • 21 Jump Street

Best Actor in a Comedy Movie:

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

Best Actress in a Comedy Movie:

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

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie:

  • Winner: Looper
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Prometheus

Best Foreign language Film:

  • Winner: Amour
  • The Intouchables
  • A Royal Affair
  • Rust and Bone

Best Documentary:

  • Winner: Searching for Sugar Man
  • Bully
  • The Imposter
  • Queen of Versailles
  • The Central Park Five
  • West of Memphis

Best Song:

  • Winner: “Skyfall” – performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth – Skyfall
  • “For You” – performed by Keith Urban/written by Monty Powell & Keith Urban – Actor of Valor
  • “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 Miserables
  • “Learn Me Right” – performed by Birdy with Mumford & Sons/written by Mumford & Sons – Brave

Best Score:

  • Winner: John Williams (Lincoln)
  • Alexandre Desplat (Argo)
  • Mychael Danna (Life of Pi)
  • Jonny Greenwood (The Master)
  • Alexandre Desplat (Moonrise Kingdom)