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. The ceremony was broadcast on The CW and hosted by Sam Rubin. The nominees were announced on December 11, 2012.[1][2]

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[edit]


Best Director[edit]

Ben AffleckArgo

Best Actor[edit]

Daniel Day-LewisLincoln as Abraham Lincoln

Best Actress[edit]

Jessica ChastainZero Dark Thirty as Maya

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Philip Seymour HoffmanThe Master as Lancaster Dodd

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Anne HathawayLes Misérables as Fantine

Best Young Actor/Actress[edit]

Quvenzhané WallisBeasts of the Southern Wild as Hushpuppy

Best Acting Ensemble[edit]

Silver Linings Playbook

Best Original Screenplay[edit]

Quentin TarantinoDjango Unchained

Best Adapted Screenplay[edit]

Tony KushnerLincoln

Best Animated Feature[edit]

Wreck-It Ralph

Best Action Movie[edit]


Best Actor in an Action Movie[edit]

Daniel CraigSkyfall as James Bond

Best Actress in an Action Movie[edit]

Jennifer LawrenceThe Hunger Games as Katniss Everdeen

Best Comedy[edit]

Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor in a Comedy[edit]

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

Best Actress in a Comedy[edit]

Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings Playbook as Tiffany Maxwell

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie[edit]


Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

AmourAustria / France / Germany

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

Searching for Sugar Man

Best Art Direction[edit]

Sarah Greenwood (Production Designer) and Katie Spencer (Set Decorator) – Anna Karenina

Best Cinematography[edit]

Claudio MirandaLife of Pi

Best Costume Design[edit]

Jacqueline DurranAnna Karenina

Best Editing[edit]

William Goldenberg and Dylan TichenorZero Dark Thirty

Best Makeup[edit]

Cloud Atlas

Best Score[edit]

John WilliamsLincoln

Best Song[edit]

"Skyfall" – performed by Adele/written by Adele and Paul EpworthSkyfall

Best Visual Effects[edit]

Life of Pi

Favorite Film Franchise[edit]

(Public voting category)

The Lord of the Rings

Louis XIII Genius Award[edit]

Judd Apatow [3]

Films by multiple wins[edit]

The following four films received multiple awards:

Awards Film
Silver Linings Playbook
3 Lincoln
2 Anna Karenina
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty


  1. ^ Lyttelton, Oliver (December 11, 2012). "Basically Every Movie Nominated In BFCA Critics Choice Awards Lineup; 'Lincoln' Leads Field". IndieWire. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  2. ^ Knegt, Peter (January 10, 2013). "'Argo' Leads 2013 Critics Choice Award Winners". IndieWire. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  3. ^ Pond, Steve (December 20, 2012). "Judd Apatow Is a Genius, Say Critics' Choice Movie Awards". TheWrap. Retrieved December 20, 2012.