Friday, January 11, 2013

In Your Face Academy

Vindication. Hours after one of the most egregious snubs in the history of the Academy Awards, Ben Affleck was walking off a stage in Santa Monica, California with the two biggest trophies doled out by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), a group I proudly claim membership in. Having cast my vote for Affleck as Best Director, playing at least some role in some measure of redemption feels rather satisfying. Though I'd prefer to have the members of the Academy who voted for David O. Russell and Benh Zeitlin over Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow exiled.

Full list of Critics' Choice Awards winners:

Best Picture: Argo
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
Best Young Actor/Actress: Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
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 Cinematography: Life of Pi
Best Art Direction: Anna Karenina
Best Editing: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina
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 (Silver Linings Playbook)
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" Adele
Best Score: John Williams (Lincoln)