LOS ANGELES — Hours after a surprise snub in Academy Award nominations, Ben Affleck won best director and his film "Argo" was named best picture at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
Affleck, whose film was nominated for seven Oscars including best picture but not best director, accepted the award Thursday night at the Broadcast Film Critics Association's 18th annual awards in Los Angeles, joking as he took the trophy that he'd "like to thank the Academy."
Daniel Day-Lewis from "Lincoln" and Jessica Chastain from "Zero Dark Thirty" both added to earlier Oscar nods with Critics' Choice wins in the top acting categories.
Philip Seymour Hoffman won best supporting actor for his role in "The Master" and Anne Hathaway won best supporting actor for "Les Miserables."
The ceremony was broadcast on the CW network.
The night's winners:
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