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2013 Critics Choice Awards Winners: ‘Argo’ Takes Home Best Picture and Best Director

2013 Critics Choice Awards Winners
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The 2013 Critics Choice Awards winners were announced Thursday night, just off the heels of the 2013 Oscar nominations, which were revealed earlier that morning. Ben Affleck‘s ‘Argo‘ certainly had much to celebrate (and not just because it’s a fav of Roger Ebert‘s) — aside from being nominated in the Academy Awards’ categories for Best Picture and Best Director, ‘Argo’ also took home the titles for both those categories in the Critics Choice Awards.

Silver Linings Playbook,’ one of the frontrunners in this year’s awards race, and starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, also won big, taking home four awards including Best Comedy, Best Actor in a Comedy and Best Actress in a Comedy.

One has to wonder whether the 2013 Critics Choice Awards winners foreshadow what’s to come when the Oscars ceremony hits. Daniel Day-Lewis, for instance, took home Best Actor for his performance in the title role of Steven Spielberg‘s ‘Lincoln,’ while Jessica Chastain won in the Best Actress category for ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’ Does this mean their competitors stand little chance in the Oscar race?

Check out the full list of the 2013 Critics Choice Awards winners below, and give us your theories about the 2013 Oscars in the comments. Do these wins change your opinion of any of the contenders?

Best Picture
‘Argo’ — WINNER
‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’
‘Django Unchained’
‘Les Miserables’
‘Life of Pi’
‘Lincoln’
‘The Master’
‘Moonrise Kingdom’
‘Silver Linings Playbook’
‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’
Daniel Day-Lewis, ‘Lincoln’ — WINNER
John Hawkes, ‘The Sessions’
Hugh Jackman, ‘Les Miserables’
Joaquin Phoenix, ‘The Master’
Denzel Washington, ‘Flight’

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ — WINNER
Marion Cotillard, ‘Rust and Bone’
Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’
Emmanuelle Riva, ‘Amour’
Quvenzhane Wallis, ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’
Naomi Watts, ‘The Impossible’

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, ‘Argo’
Javier Bardem, ‘Skyfall’
Robert De Niro, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’
Philip Seymour Hoffman, ‘The Master’ — WINNER
Tommy Lee Jones, ‘Lincoln’
Matthew McConaughey, ‘Magic Mike’

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, ‘The Master’
Judi Dench, ‘Skyfall’
Ann Dowd, ‘Compliance’
Sally Field, ‘Lincoln’
Anne Hathaway, ‘Les Miserables’ — WINNER
Helen Hunt, ‘The Sessions’

Best Young Actor/Actress
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’
Quvenzhane Wallis, ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ — WINNER

Best Acting Ensemble
‘Argo’
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
‘Les Miserables’
‘Lincoln’
‘Moonrise Kingdom’
‘Silver Linings Playbook’ — WINNER

Best Director
Ben Affleck, ‘Argo’ — WINNER

Kathryn Bigelow, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’
Tom Hooper, ‘Les Miserables’
Ang Lee, ‘Life of Pi’
David O. Russell, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’
Steven Spielberg, ‘Lincoln’

Best Original Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino, ‘Django Unchained’ — WINNER

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
Chris Terrio, ‘Argo’
Tony Kushner, ‘Lincoln’ — WINNER
David O. Russell, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’
David Magee, ‘Life of Pi’
Stephen Chbosky, ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’

Best Cinematography
‘Life of Pi’ — WINNER

‘Lincoln’
‘Les Miserables’
‘The Master’
‘Skyfall’

Best Art Direction
‘Anna Karenina’ — WINNER

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’
‘Les Miserables’
‘Life of Pi’
‘Lincoln’

Best Editing
‘Argo’
‘Les Miserables’
‘Life of Pi’
‘Lincoln’
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ — WINNER

Best Costume Design
‘Anna Karenina’ –- WINNER

‘Cloud Atlas’
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’
‘Les Miserables’
‘Lincoln’

Best Makeup
‘Cloud Atlas’ — WINNER

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’
‘Les Miserables’
‘Lincoln’

Best Visual Effects
‘The Avengers’
‘Cloud Atlas’
‘The Dark Knight Rises’
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’
‘Life of Pi’ — WINNER

Best Animated Feature
‘Brave’
‘Frankenweenie’
‘Madagascar 3′
‘ParaNorman’
‘Rise of the Guardians’
‘Wreck-It Ralph’ — WINNER

Best Action Movie
‘The Avengers’
‘The Dark Knight Rises’
‘Looper’
‘Skyfall’ — WINNER

Best Actor in an Action Movie
Christian Bale, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ — WINNER
Daniel Craig, ‘Skyfall’
Robert Downey Jr., ‘The Avengers’
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, ‘Looper’
Jake Gyllenhaal, ‘End of Watch’

Best Actress in an Action Movie
Emily Blunt, ‘Looper’
Gina Carano, ‘Haywire’
Judi Dench, ‘Skyfall’
Anne Hathaway, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
Jennifer Lawrence, ‘The Hunger Games’ — WINNER

Best Comedy
‘Bernie’
‘Silver Linings Playbook’ — WINNER
‘Ted’
‘This Is 40′
’21 Jump Street’

Best Actor in a Comedy
Jack Black, ‘Bernie’
Bradley Cooper, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ — WINNER
Paul Rudd, ‘This Is 40′
Channing Tatum, ’21 Jump Street’
Mark Wahlberg, ‘Ted’

Best Actress in a Comedy
Mila Kunis, ‘Ted’
Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ — WINNER
Shirley MacLaine, ‘Bernie’
Leslie Mann, ‘This Is 40′
Rebel Wilson, ‘Pitch Perfect’

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie
‘Cabin in the Woods’
‘Looper’ — WINNER
‘Prometheus’

Best Foreign Language Film
‘Amour’ — WINNER
‘The Intouchables’
‘A Royal Affair’
‘Rust and Bone’

Best Documentary Feature
‘Bully’
‘The Imposter’
‘Queen of Versailles’
‘Searching for Sugar Man’ — WINNER
‘The Central Park Five’
‘West of Memphis’

Best Song
“For You,” ‘Actor of Valor’
“Skyfall,” ‘Skyfall’ — WINNER
“Still Alive,” ‘Paul Williams Still Alive’
“Suddenly,” ‘‘Les Miserables’’
“Learn Me Right,” ‘Brave’

Best Score
‘Argo’, Alexandre Desplat
‘Life of Pi’, Mychael Danna
‘Lincoln’, John Williams — WINNER
‘The Master’, Jonny Greenwood
‘Moonrise Kingdom’, Alexandre Desplat

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