The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) have officially announced the winners for the 18th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The event was hosted by KTLA anchor Sam Rubin and aired on The CW. Argo took home the prize for Best Picture, and Ben Affleck winning the award for best director for the film.
The event was filled with big named stars as they accepts awards for the best films and performances of the year. Daniel Day-Lewis was awarded the Best Actor trophy for his performance in Lincoln. Jessica Chastain was awarded Best Actress for her role in Zero Dark Thirty, Jennifer Lawrence received both Best Actress in a Comedy and Best Actress in an Action Movie, and Quvenzhane Wallis winning as Best Young Actress for her breakout performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Judd Apatow, the writer/producer/director, received “Critics’ Choice Louis XIII Genius Award,” presented to him by Rebel Wilson. The award was created to honor “an unprecedented demonstration of excellence in the cinematic arts.”
The Twilight Saga was ultimately voted as fan’s favorite film franchise and sits as the first ever fan-voted award in the history of the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The other nominees included: Batman, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, James Bond/007, Lord of the Rings, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Toy Story.
Nominees in attendance included such big stars as Amy Adams; Ben Affleck; Christian Bale; Kathryn Bigelow; Jack Black; Emily Blunt; Gina Carano; Jessica Chastain; George Clooney; Bradley Cooper; Marion Cotillard; Daniel Day-Lewis; Robert De Niro; Ann Dowd; Elle Fanning; Sally Field; John Goodman; Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Anne Hathaway; John Hawkes; Kara Hayward; Tom Holland; Tom Hooper; Helen Hunt; Hugh Jackman; Tommy Lee Jones; Jennifer Lawrence; Ang Lee; Leslie Mann; Matthew McConaughey; Joaquin Phoenix; David O. Russell; Amanda Seyfried; Suraj Sharma; Steven Spielberg; Omar Sy; Chris Tucker; Quvenzhane Wallis; Naomi Watts; Jacki Weaver; and Rebel Wilson.
The event also had several famous presenters including:”The Vampire Diaries” stars Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley; star of “HART OF DIXIE” Jaime King; Henry Cavill; Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Famke Janssen; Melissa Leo; Ray Liotta; Eva Longoria; Matthew McConaughey; Cory Monteith; Rob Riggle; Emmy Rossum and Octavia Spencer.
Since its inception in 1995, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards has been a star-studded bellwether event of the movie awards season. Historically, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. 28 of 34 of this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress were also Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominees.
WINNERS OF THE 18TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS
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 – Quvenzhane 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 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
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 Sugarman
Best Song – Skyfall
Best Score – John Williams