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The BFCA Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2013

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The BFCA Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2013

18th Annual Critics Choice Awards Awards season kicked into high gear with the Thursday’s 18th Critics’ Choice Awards with the glamorous red carpet and continuing into the show which included big wins for Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Bradley Cooper, and Ben Affleck. The biggest winner of the night, David O. Russell‘s dramedy Silver Linings Playbook collected a total of four awards: Best Acting Ensemble gong as well as Best Comedy Movie trophies; Lawrence and Cooper won Best Actress and Actor awards for the comedy category. Accepting the award, Cooper said:
You’re looking at a very lucky man. I got to work with such great comedians since I started… and then I got to work in this movie…In my life dramatic situations have had a lot of comedy in them. And Jennifer Lawrence, she is something else.
The 22-year-old actress also nabbed top honor in an Action Movie – The Hunger Games. And Affleck told the Critics’ Choice audience:
I would like to thank the Academy… Just kidding, this is the one that counts!
Affleck-directed Argo took home the night’s most coveted honor: Best Picture, despite the fact that he was left out of both the Best Director and Best Actor categories for Oscar Nominations. Jessica Chastain accepted the Best Actress accolade for her role in Zero Dark Thirty, while Daniel Day-Lewis accepted the Best Actor award for Lincoln with a standing ovation. Founded in 1995, The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada. The awards are bestowed annually to honor the finest in cinematic achievement in each of 17 categories. Here’s a full list: Best Picture Argo Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Best Actress Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables Anne Hathaway Best Young Actor/Actress Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild Best Acting Ensemble Silver Linings Playbook Best Animated Feature Wreck-It Ralph Best Action Movie Skyfall Best Actor in an Action Movie Daniel Craig, Skyfall Best Actress in an Action Movie Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games Best Comedy Silver Linings Playbook Best Actor in a Comedy Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook Best Actress in a Comedy Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Jennifer Lawrence Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie Looper Genius Award Judd Apatow Best Director Ben Affleck, Argo Best Original Screenplay Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained Best Adapted Screenplay Tony Kushner, Lincoln Best Cinematography Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi Best Art Direction Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer, Anna Karenina Best Editing William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor, Zero Dark Thirty Best Costume Design Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina Best Makeup Cloud Atlas Best Visual Effects Life of Pi Best Foreign Language Film Amour Best Documentary Feature Searching for Sugar Man Best Song ‘Skyfall,’ performed by Adele for the movie Skyfall Best Score John Williams, Lincoln BEN AFFLECK Source: BFCA

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