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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]

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


Winners and nomineesEdit

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 PictureEdit


Best DirectorEdit

Ben AffleckArgo

Best ActorEdit

Daniel Day-LewisLincoln as Abraham Lincoln

Best ActressEdit

Jessica ChastainZero Dark Thirty as Maya

Best Supporting ActorEdit

Philip Seymour HoffmanThe Master as Lancaster Dodd

Best Supporting ActressEdit

Anne HathawayLes Misérables as Fantine

Best Young Actor/ActressEdit

Quvenzhané WallisBeasts of the Southern Wild as Hushpuppy

Best Acting EnsembleEdit

Silver Linings Playbook

Best Original ScreenplayEdit

Quentin TarantinoDjango Unchained

Best Adapted ScreenplayEdit

Tony KushnerLincoln

Best Animated FeatureEdit

Wreck-It Ralph

Best Action MovieEdit


Best Actor in an Action MovieEdit

Daniel CraigSkyfall as James Bond

Best Actress in an Action MovieEdit

Jennifer LawrenceThe Hunger Games as Katniss Everdeen

Best ComedyEdit

Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor in a ComedyEdit

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

Best Actress in a ComedyEdit

Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings Playbook as Tiffany Maxwell

Best Sci-Fi/Horror MovieEdit


Best Foreign Language FilmEdit

AmourAustria / France / Germany

Best Documentary FeatureEdit

Searching for Sugar Man

Best Art DirectionEdit

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

Best CinematographyEdit

Claudio MirandaLife of Pi

Best Costume DesignEdit

Jacqueline DurranAnna Karenina

Best EditingEdit

William Goldenberg and Dylan TichenorZero Dark Thirty

Best MakeupEdit

Cloud Atlas

Best ScoreEdit

John WilliamsLincoln

Best SongEdit

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

Best Visual EffectsEdit

Life of Pi

Favorite Film FranchiseEdit

(Public voting category)

The Lord of the Rings

Louis XIII Genius AwardEdit

Judd Apatow

Films by multiple winsEdit

The following four films received multiple awards:

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