Affleck, Argo Win Big at Critics' Choice Awards

The ceremony was broadcast on the CW network.

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    Director Ben Affleck accepts the Best Director Award for "Argo" onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California.

    Hours after a surprise snub in Academy Award nominations, Ben Affleck won best director and his film "Argo" was named best picture at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

    Affleck, whose film was nominated for seven Oscars including best picture but not best director, accepted the award Thursday night at the Broadcast Film Critics Association's 18th annual awards in Los Angeles, joking as he took the trophy that he'd "like to thank the Academy."

    Daniel Day-Lewis from "Lincoln" and Jessica Chastain from "Zero Dark Thirty" both added to earlier Oscar nods with Critics' Choice wins in the top acting categories.

    Philip Seymour Hoffman won best supporting actor for his role in "The Master" and Anne Hathaway won best supporting actor for "Les Miserables."

    The ceremony was broadcast on the CW network.

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    The night's winners:

    Best Picture: Argo

    Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis

    Actress: Jessica Chastain

    Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway

    Young Actor/Actress - Quvenzhane Wallis

    Acting Ensemble: Silver Linings Playbook

    Director: Ben Affleck

    Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino

    Adapted Screenplay: Tony Kushner

    Cinematography: Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)

    Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer (Anna Karenina)

    Editing: William Goldenberg/Dylan Tichenor (Zero Dark Thirty)

    Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina)

    Makeup: Cloud Atlas

    Visual Effects: Life of Pi

    Animated Feature: Wreck-It Ralph

    Action Movie: Skyfall

    Actor in an Action Movie - Daniel Craig

    Actress in an Action Movie - Jennifer Lawrence

    Comedy - Silver Linings Playbook

    Actor in a Comedy - Bradley Cooper

    Actress in a Comedy - Jennifer Lawrence

    Sci-Fi/Horror Movie - Looper

    Foreign Language Film - Amour

    Documentary Feature - Searching for Sugarman

    Song - Skyfall

    Score - John Williams