Critics' Choice Awards 2013 Winners

Below, you've seen how the fans voted, now see who the critics nominated and ultimately selected as their top films and performers. The Critics Choice Awards, conducted by the Broadcast Film Critics Association is touted as being an indicator of Academy Awards selections.

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By Mark Julian - 1/11/2013



* Indicates Winner

BEST PICTURE
* 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
* 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
* 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
* Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts – The Impossible

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
* 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
* Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Amy Adams – The Master
Judi Dench – Skyfall
Ann Dowd – Compliance
Sally Field – Lincoln
Helen Hunt – The Sessions

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
* 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
* Tony Kushner – Lincoln
Chris Terrio – Argo
David Magee – Life of Pi
Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook

BEST SONG
* Skyfall – Skyfall
For You – Act of Valor
Learn Me Right – Brave
Still Alive – Still Alive
Suddenly – Les Misérables

BEST SCORE
* Lincoln
Argo
Life of Pi
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom

BEST EDITING
* Zero Dark Thirty
Argo
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln

BEST ART DIRECTION
* Anna Karenina
The Hobbit
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
* Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
Les Misérables – Danny Cohen
Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski
The Master – Mihai Malaimare Jr.
Skyfall – Roger Deakins

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
* Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
Cloud Atlas – Kym Barrett and Pierre-Yves Gayraud
The Hobbit – Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey and Richard Taylor
Les Misérables – Paco Delgado
Lincoln – Joanna Johnston

BEST MAKEUP
* Cloud Atlas
The Hobbit
Les Misérables
Lincoln

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
* Life of Pi
The Avengers
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
* Wreck-It Ralph
Brave
Frankenweenie
Madagascar 3
ParaNorman
Rise of the Guardians

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
* Amour
The Intouchables
A Royal Affair
Rust and Bone

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
* Searching for Sugar Man
Bully
The Central Park Five
The Imposter
The Queen of Versailles
West of Memphis

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
* 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
* Silver Linings Playbook
Argo
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Lincoln
Moonrise Kingdom

BEST ACTION MOVIE
* Skyfall
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
Looper

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
* 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
* Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games
Emily Blunt – Looper
Gina Carano – Haywire
Judi Dench – Skyfall
Anne Hathaway – The Dark Knight Rises

BEST COMEDY
* Silver Linings Playbook
Bernie
Ted
This Is 40
21 Jump Street

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
* 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
* 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
* Looper
The Cabin in the Woods
Prometheus

With Argo picking up the win here, I'd say the Vegas Odds are heavily in the film's favor for a repeat at the Oscars. Life of Pi took home the Visual Effects Award over The Avengers and that may prove true again as well when The Academy Awards rolls around. It's too bad the Academy doesn't have an Action subcategory, that's the only way we're probably going to see some of our favorite summer movies nominated. Heck, if there's an Animated category, the Academy should really break things down further into drama, action, comedy, etc.

The Critics' Choice Movie Awards are bestowed annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Written ballots are submitted during a week-long nominating period, and the resulting nominees are announced in December. The winners chosen by subsequent voting are revealed at the annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards ceremony in January. Additional, special awards are given out at the discretion of the BFCA Board of Directors.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association prides itself on its ability to anticipate Academy Award nominations: between 1997 and 2004, the Critics' Choice nominations predicted all but two of the 35 Academy Award nominations for Best Picture.


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Jollem - 1/11/2013, 3:37 AM
CavEl - 1/11/2013, 3:41 AM
This list is better than the Oscar list...when are the old dudes in charge of the oscars going to stop trying to make everyone hate them?
Coachella - 1/11/2013, 3:43 AM
The Avengers should have won. That was the best film this year period! Everyone i know personally loved it.
pepe - 1/11/2013, 3:45 AM
The Avengers was da best movie 2012... Agreed!
xXkryptoniteXx - 1/11/2013, 3:49 AM
For Oscar wise looper was the best but they snub it because they know it's a surprise hit. Is Oscar any good? No. It's just a bunch of rich people ring stuck up. That's that.
RPD - 1/11/2013, 5:23 AM
I can't wait to see Zero Dark Thirty. One reason, the main reason, is because I want to see it. Another reason is to see if it actually deserves all the praise it's getting or if it's just getting it because, like The Hurt Locker, a woman directed it...
GuardianAngel - 1/11/2013, 5:47 AM
LOL @ The people saying The Avengers or TDKR deserve ANY of these awards. They were both damn good movies, but NOT EVEN CLOSE to award winning.
CavEl - 1/11/2013, 6:33 AM
@ Darthbanon - No one is butthurt to me.
DoctorWeird - 1/11/2013, 6:45 AM
Chicago, Return of The King, Million Dollar Baby, Crash, The Departed, No Gountry for Old Men, Slumdog Millionaire, The Hurt Locker, The King's Speech, The Artist....Lincoln.

The last decade of Oscar winning Best Pictures

The film that were nobodies favourites of the year, were not 'fun', not films you'd crack on when the lads are round at the weekend. It's fair to say that Avengers and TDKR do not belong near these awards. They are too good for an Oscar win
GodzillaKart - 1/11/2013, 6:57 AM
@DoctorWeird: Well, they are too simple and not really sophisticated enough for a best picture nod. Great fun.

CBM fans are just starting to realize that the rest of the world doesn't really see Nolan's Bat-films as cinematic masterpieces. Avengers always knew what it was, a kick ass 5 star popcorn film.

Nolan's Bat films were playing dress up, pretending to be more than they were. But, like a kid in his dad's suit, it just doesn't fit. Sorry TDKR, you're just a summer action flick with a A list cast.
bestintheworld - 1/11/2013, 7:59 AM
@WalkingDictionary

Ben Affleck has the hands of an 80 year old woman.
Maximus101 - 1/11/2013, 8:03 AM
@godzillafar hahahaha just give it up man we have known for months that you did not like the batmn movie, you don't seem to realize that people feel that same way about the avengers as well. Stop acting like the marvl72-intruder-steverogers marvelites on this site it's becoming an annoyance.
TheOneWhoKnocks - 1/11/2013, 8:08 AM
@Godzilla, TDK had 8 Oscar nominations. It surely did impress the critics.
TMW1987ProudProWrestlingFan - 1/11/2013, 10:12 AM
Oscars are overrated.

Doesn't mean jack shit to us anyways.

Might be great to the Celebs, Movies & Directors that win them, but at the end of the day, it's always going to be SNOBISH OPINIONS that choose & rule all & they always use the same criteria in what they pick, they'll never change!
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/11/2013, 11:26 AM
Meh....
oldnoname - 1/11/2013, 3:50 PM
Was Django an original screenplay? I thought there was an original somewhere out there.

Guardian Angel@ Agreed. I thought TDKR and Avengers were great but let's get real. Compared to Lincoln and others they were not gonna win any best picture/actor/actress awards.

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