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The Complete Winners of the Critics' Choice Awards

Last night, the Broadcast Film Critics Association handed out their accolades for the cinema of 2012. It was aired on television (via the illustrious CW Network), which surprises me, since I didn’t think anyone cared what critics thought about anything. Anyway, there weren’t many surprises in the choices – lot’s of gold (or rather, a glassy…. thing that looks kind of like a medieval mace) for Argo, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, and Silver Linings Playbook.

Although looking over these categories… Best Actor in an Action movie? Wha? These are the Critics’ Choice Awards, and not the People’s? Are you sure? What a useless, lowest-common-denominator-baiting thing to do. Plus it means that The Hunger Games now has the official recognition of one aspect of the critical establishment, which is sad. Oh, and someday everyone will wake up and realize how hollow Searching for Sugar Man actually is.

Anyway, here are the winners:

BEST PICTURE
Argo

BEST ACTOR

Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain –Zero Dark Thirty

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 SUPPORTING ACTOR

Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild

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

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

Louis XIII Genius Award

Judd Apatow

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