Ben Affleck got some consolation tonight when his Argo was named Best Picture and he was honored as Best Director at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Affleck, who was overlooked in the director category at today’s Oscar Nominations, took things in stride tonight as he picked up his award for Argo: “I would like to thank the Academy. I’m kidding, this is the award that really counts”.

The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards took place at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport. This morning Lincoln dominated Oscar nominations with 12, and Steven Spielberg’s historic film portrait also dominated the broadcast critics contenders with 13. The CW is broadcasting the event from 8 PM to 10 PM Eastern time, tape delayed for the West Coast.

Daniel Day-Lewis, accepting his award for Best Actor, said that Lincoln was “One of the great unforeseen privileges of my life. Each and every day was filled with discovery and the joy of discovery.” Jessica Chastain was voted Best Actress for her work as a driven CIA analyst for Zero Dark Thirty. Jennifer Lawrence nabbed two prizes, one for Best Actress in an Action Movie for The Hunger Games and the other for Best Actress in a Comedy for Silver Linings Playbook.

A complete list of winners follows:

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 Misérables”

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Quvenzhané Wallis – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR
Ben Affleck – “Argo”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino – “Django Unchained”


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Tony Kushner – “Lincoln”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Life of Pi” – Claudio Miranda

BEST ART DIRECTION
“Anna Karenina” – Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer; Katie Spencer/Set Decorator

BEST EDITING
“Zero Dark Thirty” – William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
“Anna Karenina” – Jacqueline Durran

BEST MAKEUP
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 – “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”

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
Looper

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Searching for Sugar Man

BEST SONG
“Skyfall” – performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth – Skyfall

BEST SCORE
“Lincoln” – John Williams

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