Things I Learned at the Critics Choice Awards

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by Anne Thompson
January 12, 2013 10:18 PM
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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:

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 Miserables"

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Quvenzhane 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, 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 Sugar Man"

BEST SONG
"Skyfall" - performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth - "Skyfall"

BEST SCORE "
"Lincoln" - John Williams
 

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5 Comments

  • Edward Copeland | January 13, 2013 2:10 PMReply

    Doesn't Steve Rubin work on TV? I never watched Desperate Housewives and I knew it ended last year and Eva Longoria wasn't "currently" on the show. Also, didn't we update the last time a comedy won best picture stat when Shakespeare in Love won? Really, it should be even more recent since Chicago was a musical comedy. Gets the facts right for crying out loud.

  • Jamie | January 13, 2013 1:31 PMReply

    The whole show was worse that just bad. It was an overwhelming snooze fest that no one in their right mind would ever want to repeat in the future.

  • Remy | January 13, 2013 11:50 AMReply

    ""Why are we here?" asked Sally Field, who swears she will never go back again."

    Juicy! I get the feeling that what was happening in the audience was more fun than what was happening on stage.

  • Jules | January 13, 2013 8:49 AMReply

    Lighten up FYI...The BFCA Awards were about what I expected, really. I agree Anne, Jennifer Lawrence was charming in her acceptance speech as usual.

  • fyi | January 13, 2013 7:11 AMReply

    Anne, I watched the Critics Choice Awards-the most boring telecast ever. Anne Hathaway really didn't scold BFCA-she was being funny with no malice and she was very articulate. Now, I have seen Jennifer Lawrence accept awards on several shows, and this lady is not well-spoken. Jennifer can take some tips from Jessica Chastain and Hathaway on how to deliver good speeches with a modicum of intelligence. It is not charming to be inarticulate , but it is embarrassing.

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