18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Winners to be announced live on the CW Television Network from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January 10, 2013.

BEST PICTURE
Argo
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
John Hawkes – The Sessions
Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Denzel Washington – Flight

BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
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
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
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

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Argo
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR
Ben Affleck – Argo
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
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
David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
David Magee – Life of Pi
Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski
Les Miserables – Danny Cohen
The Master – Mihai Malaimare Jr.
Skyfall – Roger Deakins

BEST ART DIRECTION
Anna Karenina – Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer, Katie Spencer/Set Decorator
The Hobbit – Dan Hennah/Production Designer, Ra Vincent & Simon Bright/Set Decorators
Les Miserables – Eve Stewart/Production Designer, Anna Lynch-Robinson/Set Decorator
Life of Pi – David Gropman/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator
Lincoln – Rick Carter/Production Designer, Jim Erickson/Set Decorator

BEST EDITING
Argo – William Goldenberg
Les Miserables – Melanie Ann Oliver, Chris Dickens
Life of Pi – Tim Squyres
Lincoln – Michael Kahn
Zero Dark Thirty – William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
Cloud Atlas – Kym Barrett, Pierre-Yves Gayraud
The Hobbit – Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor
Les Miserables – Paco Delgado
Lincoln – Joanna Johnston

BEST MAKEUP
Cloud Atlas
The Hobbit
Les Miserables
Lincoln

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Avengers
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit
Life of Pi

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Brave
Frankenweenie
Madagascar 3
ParaNorman
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

BEST ACTION MOVIE
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
Looper
Skyfall

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Christian Bale – The Dark Knight Rises
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

BEST COMEDY
Bernie
Silver Linings Playbook
Ted
This Is 40
21 Jump Street

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jack Black – Bernie
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
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
Shirley MacLaine – Bernie
Leslie Mann – This Is 40
Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
Cabin in the Woods
Looper
Prometheus

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour
The Intouchables
A Royal Affair
Rust and Bone

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Bully
The Imposter
Queen of Versailles
Searching for Sugar Man
The Central Park Five
West of Memphis

BEST SONG
“For You” – performed by Keith Urban/written by Monty Powell & Keith Urban – Act of Valor
“Skyfall” – performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth – Skyfall
“Still Alive” – performed by Paul Williams/written by Paul Williams – Paul Williams Still Alive
“Suddenly” – performed by Hugh Jackman/written by Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer – Les Miserables
“Learn Me Right” – performed by Birdy with Mumford & Sons/written by Mumford & Sons – Brave

BEST SCORE
Argo – Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
Lincoln – John Williams
The Master – Jonny Greenwood
Moonrise Kingdom – Alexandre Desplat

23 COMMENTS

  1. Pretty much along expected lines…some pointers:

    1. Supporting Actress will be the same for the Oscars MINUS Judi Dench

    2. Very strong year for lead actors – whoever misses out on Jan 10 will be extremely unlucky

    3. It’ll be interesting to see how many films do get nominated for Best Pic at the Oscars – in the given list, it is extremely difficult to leave out even one of them

    4. Not expecting Naomi Watts to show up on Jan 10 – lead actress will be the same lineup MINUS Naomi Watts

    5. For supporting actor, tomorrow’s SAG nominations should give a better idea as to who’s in because I’m not expecting Bardem and Matthew M to show up on Jan 10 – the other four slots are pretty much locks

    6. ‘Les Mis’ cinematography nomination is a major surprise because the use of hand-held cameras and extreme close up of the actors’ faces (while they were singing) did seem quite disconcerting to many people

    7. ‘Exotic Marigold’ nominated in Acting Ensemble is like giving recognition to a film only because some of the finest ever actors worked on that film. Compared to the other nominees in that category, ‘Exotic Marigold’ does seem out of place.

    8. For Film Editing, I expect ‘The Master’ to be nominated instead of ‘Les Mis’ at the Oscars.

    9. Jennifer Lawrence being nominated in FOUR categories (3 acting + 1 ensemble). Does this mean Jessica Chastain will win Best Actress? Seems like it.

    10. ‘Skyfall’ will win Original Song. ‘Suddenly’ is a cutesy song, but pales in comparison to ‘Skyfall’

    • I wouldn’t call Arkin a lock nor would I count out McConaughey just yet. Both are in this giant lump with Waltz, DiCaprio, Henry, Goodman, and Redmayne all competing for spots 4 and 5.

  2. I’m very glad that Moonrise Kingdom and Looper have not been forgotten! I’m rather disappointed, though, that John Goodman’s work in Flight seems to be going generally unnoticed (excepting by the Satellite Awards).

    I’m wondering what Awards Circuit’s staff think of the Oscar chances for these two films and Goodman’s performance?

    • I personally like Goodman’s chances better in Argo, and I don’t like his odds there much either.

      I think MK has a good chance at Screenplay and an outside chance at BP. But what else can it get now that the score was disqualified?

      Looper is one of my favorites of the year, but aside from a screenplay nom, I can’t see it having much of a shot with Oscar.

      Those are just my takes though.

  3. Surprisingly strong showing for Silver Linings, glad to see it gaining some steam after an uncertain box office. I still think Zero Dark Thirty wins all five it’s nominated for.

  4. The strong showing for Skyfall pleases me. Other than that, no real surprises. Adapted Screenplay still disappoints (The Deep Blue Sea? Cosmopolis? The Avengers? Madagascar 3?), while the failure to nominate Anderson for Best Director is a bit worrisome.

    • I have to agree with you. Alongside Daniel Day Lewis for Lincoln (Best Actor in a Leading Role), Doona Bae gives the best performance of the year in any movie. She not only deserves a best supporting actress nomination, but the award itself. I am very saddened by the lack of accolades and nominations for this amazingly brilliant performance. Perhaps its too polarizing for its audiences. But she really does deserve a nomination. Shame on the critics, even though the other nominees are fine picks.

      • When you can steal the show in a movie that features multiple Academy Award nominees and experienced veterans with scary ease like Doona Bae, it would seem obvious to nominate her for Best Supporting Actress. Somehow that didn’t happen. Its frustrating she isnt getting any love from the critics. Come Oscar nomination time, if Doona Bae doesn’t get an Oscar nomination, for me it would be one of the biggest Osar snubs (in terms of nominations) of all time. Doona Bae is the best supporting actress of the year. There is no question about it.

  5. Well. That’s it, Seven Psychopaths lost the push it needed. It really is a shame because at the very least Sam Rockwell should be nominated as well as the screenplay, although to my surprise it is still my #1 of the year…. I’m banking that it gets some Golden Globe love like In Bruges surprised us back in 2008 but that’s about it… I don’t think a surprise screenplay nod is in 7S’s fate.

  6. AN interesting tidbit from Katey Rich “The BFCA Best Picture Top 10 is identical to NYFCO’s top 10, and identical to AFI’s top 10 save one. Really? Where are our imaginations?”

    Also only 3 nominees for scifi horror, 4 for Foreign Film, but 6 in documentary? SLP with those extra 3 noms in comedy? No Doona Bae? :(

    But let’s all give thanks that Logan Lerman at least got a Best Young Actor notice

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