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Ben Affleck Named Best Director At The Critics' Choice Awards For Argo

Posted on Fri Jan 11, 2013 07:55 AM PDT

affleck092512_02_230.jpgBen Affleck won big at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards ... scoring Best Director for Argo. Argo also won Best Picture.

Good news for the father of three who wasn't nominated in the director category for the 85th Annual Academy Awards.

The 40-year-old was announced as the winner by presenter and actor Ray Liotta. Affleck told the crowd:

    "Thank you very much. I would like to thank the Academy . . . I'm kidding, I'm kidding! This is the one that counts. I do want to thank the Broadcast Film Critics Association. It actually is very, very cool for me. There was a time where the Ben Affleck Critics' Award was a Saturday Night Live sketch, so this is a very, very cool and exciting thing, particularly to me, because there are so many unbelievable directors in this category who I can only look up to, and so many who didn't get nominated, and I'm really humbled by that."

Affeck won the award over fellow directors Kathryn Bigelow, Tom Hooper, Ang Lee, David O. Russell and Steven Spielberg.

Validation, indeed! Click thru to see the full list of winners.

2013 Critics' Choice Awards

Best Picture: Argo

Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis

Actress: Jessica Chastain

Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway

Young Actor/Actress - Quvenzhane Wallis

Acting Ensemble: Silver Linings Playbook

Director: Ben Affleck

Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino

Adapted Screenplay: Tony Kushner

Cinematography: Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)

Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer (Anna Karenina)

Editing: William Goldenberg/Dylan Tichenor (Zero Dark Thirty)

Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina)

Makeup: Cloud Atlas

Visual Effects: Life of Pi

Animated Feature: Wreck-It Ralph

Action Movie: Skyfall

Actor in an Action Movie - Daniel Craig

Actress in an Action Movie - Jennifer Lawrence

Comedy - Silver Linings Playbook

Actor in a Comedy - Bradley Cooper

Actress in a Comedy - Jennifer Lawrence

Sci-Fi/Horror Movie - Looper

Foreign Language Film - Amour

Documentary Feature - Searching for Sugarman

Song - Skyfall

Score - John Williams



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