18th Critics' Choice Awards

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18th Critics' Choice Awards
DateJanuary 10, 2013
Hosted bySam Rubin
Official websitewww.criticschoice.com
Best FilmArgo
Most awardsSilver Linings Playbook (4)
Most nominationsLincoln (13)
Television coverage
NetworkThe CW

The 18th Critics' Choice Awards were presented on January 10, 2013 at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, honoring the finest achievements of 2012 filmmaking.[1] The ceremony was broadcast on The CW and hosted by Sam Rubin.[2] The nominees were announced on December 11, 2012.[3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Ben Affleck, Best Director winner
Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Actor winner
Jessica Chastain, Best Actress winner
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Best Supporting Actor winner
Anne Hathaway, Best Supporting Actress winner
Quentin Tarantino, Best Original Screenplay winner
Tony Kushner, Best Adapted Screenplay winner
Daniel Craig, Best Actor in an Action Movie winner
Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress in an Action Movie and Best Actress in a Comedy Movie winner
Bradley Cooper, Best Actor in a Comedy Movie winner
Best Picture


Best Director

Ben AffleckArgo

Best Actor

Daniel Day-LewisLincoln as Abraham Lincoln

Best Actress

Jessica ChastainZero Dark Thirty as Maya Harris

Best Supporting Actor

Philip Seymour HoffmanThe Master as Lancaster Dodd

Best Supporting Actress

Anne HathawayLes Misérables as Fantine

Best Young Actor/Actress

Quvenzhané WallisBeasts of the Southern Wild as Hushpuppy

Best Acting Ensemble

Silver Linings Playbook

Best Original Screenplay

Django UnchainedQuentin Tarantino

Best Adapted Screenplay

LincolnTony Kushner

Best Animated Feature

Wreck-It Ralph

Best Action Movie


Best Actor in an Action Movie

Daniel CraigSkyfall as James Bond

Best Actress in an Action Movie

Jennifer LawrenceThe Hunger Games as Katniss Everdeen

Best Documentary Feature

Searching for Sugar Man

Best Comedy Movie

Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor in a Comedy Movie

Bradley CooperSilver Linings Playbook as Patrizio "Pat" Solitano Jr.

Best Actress in a Comedy Movie

Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings Playbook as Tiffany Maxwell

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie


Best Foreign Language Film

AmourAustria / France / Germany

Best Art Direction

Anna KareninaSarah Greenwood (Production Design) / Katie Spencer (Set Decoration)

Best Cinematography

Life of PiClaudio Miranda

Best Costume Design

Anna KareninaJacqueline Durran

Best Editing

Zero Dark ThirtyWilliam Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor

Best Score

LincolnJohn Williams

Best Song

"Skyfall" – Skyfall

Best Makeup

Cloud Atlas

Best Visual Effects

Life of Pi

Favorite Film Franchise[edit]

(Public voting category)

The Twilight Saga [4]

Louis XIII Genius Award[edit]

Judd Apatow [5]


Nominations Film
13 Lincoln
11 Les Misérables
10 Silver Linings Playbook
9 Life of Pi
7 Argo
The Master
5 Looper
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty
4 The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
3 The Avengers
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Cloud Atlas
This Is 40
2 21 Jump Street
Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
The Impossible
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Rust and Bone
The Sessions
Wins Film
4 Silver Linings Playbook
3 Lincoln
2 Anna Karenina
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty


  1. ^ Vary, Adam B. (January 10, 2013). "Critics' Choice Awards: 'Argo', 'Silver Linings Playbook' big winners". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  2. ^ The Deadline Team (January 9, 2013). "Sam Rubin to Host Critics' Choice Movie Awards". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  3. ^ Lyttelton, Oliver (December 11, 2012). "Basically Every Movie Nominated in BFCA Critics' Choice Awards Lineup; 'Lincoln' Leads Field". IndieWire. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  4. ^ Mackinley, Page (January 11, 2013). "'The Twilight Saga' Triumphs at Critics' Choice Awards for Favorite Film Franchise". Inquisitr. Retrieved January 11, 2013.
  5. ^ Pond, Steve (December 20, 2012). "Judd Apatow is a Genius, Say Critics' Choice Movie Awards". TheWrap. Retrieved December 20, 2012.

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