Supporting actress winner Anne Hathaway scolded the BFCA for spelling her name wrong on her award. Philip Seymour Hoffman may repeat his supporting actor Critics' Choice win on Oscar night--unless the Weinstein-fueled "Silver Linings" juggernaut shifts to Robert De Niro, returning to the major leagues after 20 years.
Original Screenplay went to "Django Unchained," best sci-fi movie went to Rian Johnson for "Looper," best action movie to "Skyfall" (Daniel Craig was a no-show for best male action star) and best animated feature to "Wreck-it-Ralph."
Rebel Wilson nailed her intro to Judd Apatow for the genius award. He declared, "I'm a genius," and listed others in the room who were passed over, including Day-Lewis.
Going on the CW presumably steered the BFCA to favor the more populist awards for action, comedy, etc. over what must have seemed more arcane tech nods. But they left off foreign film ("Amour"), documentary ("Searching for Sugar Man"), VFX ("Life of Pi") and best song (Adele for "Skyfall") as well as several key "Lincoln" winners: Kushner accepted best screenplay off-camera --and this from a critics' group!--and they simply announced octogenarian John Williams' win as best composer. He was there. Adding insult to injury, they took Kushner's award back because they had run out of statuettes.
The "Lincoln" group was not happy. "Why are we here?" asked Sally Field, who swears she will never go back again.
There are plenty of award shows that cater to the hoi polloi. The BFCA doesn't need to be one of them--and yet they were pleased because their numbers were good.
The Movie Awards 2013 winners:
Daniel Day-Lewis - "Lincoln"
Jessica Chastain - "Zero Dark Thirty"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Philip Seymour Hoffman - "The Master"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway - "Les Miserables"
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Quvenzhane Wallis - "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
"Silver Linings Playbook"
Ben Affleck - "Argo"
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino - "Django Unchained"
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Tony Kushner - "Lincoln"
"Life of Pi" - Claudio Miranda
BEST ART DIRECTION
"Anna Karenina" - Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer, Katie Spencer/Set Decorator
"Zero Dark Thirty" - William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
"Anna Karenina" - Jacqueline Durran
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
"Life of Pi"
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
BEST ACTION MOVIE
BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Daniel Craig - "Skyfall"
BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Jennifer Lawrence - "The Hunger Games"
"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
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
"Searching for Sugar Man"
"Skyfall" - performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth - "Skyfall"
BEST SCORE "
"Lincoln" - John Williams