The Critics' Choice Awards are always interesting. Instead of being voted on by former nominees or winners (so it's like one big self-congratulatory party) or from some secret panel of rich people, the CCAs are voted on by more than 270 television, radio and online critics.
This tends to mean that the awards skew more toward what normal American moviegoers enjoyed instead of who has a BFF who made a movie this year that was "just OK."
This year definitely adequately summed up the feelings of movie fans — especially in the case of Jennifer Lawrence. If it wasn't obvious before, it is now: Lawrence has quickly (and rightfully) rocketed to the top in Hollywood.
Does anyone even remember who used to be "America's Sweetheart?" We're pretty sure it's Jennifer Lawrence these days.
And the winners are...
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 — Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Best Acting Ensemble — Silver Linings Playbook
Best Director — Ben Affleck (Argo)
Best Original Screenplay — Quentin Tarantino
Best Adapted Screenplay — Tony Kushner
Best Cinematography — Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)
Best Art Direction — Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer (Anna Karenina)
Best Editing — William Goldenberg/Dylan Tichenor (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Costume Design — Jacqueline Durran (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 (The Hunger Games)
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
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