The Critic’s Choice Awards Spread the Love while Argo Upsets Lincoln.

argoAll of the big contenders won at least one award at tonight’s Critic’s Choice Awards ceremony honoring the best films and performances according to the biggest critics group in the nation. The big surprise was Argo taking home Best Picture over supposed front-runner (and the biggest Oscar contender this morning) Lincoln. Not only did it win the biggest award of the night, but Ben Affleck also took home Best Director. It was the first of several awards I think Affleck will win this year despite his shocking omission at the Oscar nominations today…. In the acting categories Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) and Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) continued to mow over the competition in the Lead Actor and Supporting Actress category. However, the two other acting categories are just gearing up with their horse races as Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master) took home Lead Actress and Supporting Actor in very competitive fields. In fact Chastain held off her strongest competition, Jennifer Lawrence who nonetheless won three, yes three other awards tonight. Lawrence took home Actress in an Action Film, Actress in a Comedy and was part of the Best Ensemble award to Silver Linings Playbook. That last award was a bit of a shocker to me as I thought either Lincoln or Les Mis would take that one. (I still maintain that Les Mis will grab that Ensemble award at the SAG kudosfest at the end of the month though)…. Screenplay honors went to Django Unchained and Lincoln while Life of Pi, Skyfall and Anna Karenina won below the line categories. Scroll down for al the winners and head here for more on the Broadcast Film Critics Association and tonight’s awards.

2013 Broadcast Film Critics Choice Movie Award Winners:

Best Picture: Argo
Best Director: Ben Affleck, Argo
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Supporting Actor: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Best Ensemble: Silver Linings Playbook
Best Younger Actor/Actress: Quevanzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Best Original Screenplay: Django Unchained
Best Adapted Screenplay: Lincoln
Best Animated Film: Wreck It Ralph
Best Foreign Film: Amour
Best Documentary: Searching For Sugar Man
Best Cinematography: Skyfall
Best Editing: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Score: Lincoln
Best Song: “Skyfall” by Adele from Skyfall
Best Art Direction: Anna Kareninasilver-linings-poster
Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina
Best Makeup: Cloud Atlas
Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi
Best Comedy Film: Silver Linings Playbook
Beat Actor Comedy: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actress Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Action Film: Skyfall
Best Actor Action: Daniel Craig, Skyfall
Best Actress Action: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Best Horror/Sci-Fi Film: Looper

Total Awards:
Silver Linings Playbook: 4
Lincoln: 3
Skyfall: 3
Argo: 2
Anna Karenina: 2
Life of Pi: 2
Zero Dark Thirty: 2
Amour: 1
Beasts of the Southern Wild: 1
Cloud Atlas: 1
Django Unchained: 1
Les Miserables: 1
The Hunger Games: 1
Looper: 1
The Master: 1
Searching for Sugar Man: 1
Wreck It Ralph: 1

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