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