Ben Affleck wins best director after his Oscar nomination snub

Rappler.com
Affleck took home the Best Director award for his film 'Argo' at the Critics' Choice Film Awards on the same day that he was snubbed of an Oscar nomination

BEST DIRECTOR. Ben Afleck won at the Critic's Choice Film Award. Photo from AFP

LOS ANGELES, United States of America – Hollywood actor and director Ben Affleck took home the Best Director award for his film Argo at the Critics’ Choice Film Awards on Friday, January 11–the same day that he was snubbed of an Oscar nomination.

Affleck’s Iranian hostage thriller movie, which was nominated in 7 categories, also won the Best Picture award. The actor-director reportedly joked as he took the trophy, saying he’d “like to thank the Academy.”

The awards were given hours after the list of Oscar nominees for this year has been released. Film buffs expected to see Afleck on the best director list, but failed to make it among the official nominees. (See full list of of nominees here)

Meanwhile, Lincoln, which received a record-breaking 13 nominations, took home 3 awards: Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Score.

See the complete list of winners below:

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 – Django Unchained

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Tony Kushner – Lincoln

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda

BEST ART DIRECTION
Anna Karenina – Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer; Katie Spencer/Set Decorator

BEST EDITING
Zero Dark Thirty – William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran

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 Sugarman

BEST SONG
“Skyfall” – performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth – Skyfall

BEST SCORE
Lincoln – John Williams

The awards were bestowed by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, which is considered as the largest critics group in America. – Rappler.com

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