18th Critics' Choice Awards

The 18th Critics' Choice Awards were presented on January 10, 2013 at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, honoring the finest achievements of 2012 filmmaking. The ceremony was broadcast on The CW and hosted by Sam Rubin. The nominees were announced on December 11, 2012.[1][2]

18th Critics' Choice Awards
DateJanuary 10, 2013
Hosted bySam Rubin
Official websitewww.criticschoice.com
Best FilmArgo
Most awardsSilver Linings Playbook (4)
Most nominationsLincoln (13)
Television coverage
NetworkThe CW

Winners and nominees

Best Picture


Best Director

Ben AffleckArgo

Best Actor

Daniel Day-LewisLincoln as Abraham Lincoln

Best Actress

Jessica ChastainZero Dark Thirty as Maya

Best Supporting Actor

Philip Seymour HoffmanThe Master as Lancaster Dodd

Best Supporting Actress

Anne HathawayLes Misérables as Fantine

Best Young Actor/Actress

Quvenzhané WallisBeasts of the Southern Wild as Hushpuppy

Best Acting Ensemble

Silver Linings Playbook

Best Original Screenplay

Quentin TarantinoDjango Unchained

Best Adapted Screenplay

Tony KushnerLincoln

Best Animated Feature

Wreck-It Ralph

Best Action Movie


Best Actor in an Action Movie

Daniel CraigSkyfall as James Bond

Best Actress in an Action Movie

Jennifer LawrenceThe Hunger Games as Katniss Everdeen

Best Comedy

Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor in a Comedy

Bradley CooperSilver Linings Playbook as Patrizio "Pat" Solitano, Jr.

Best Actress in a Comedy

Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings Playbook as Tiffany Maxwell

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie


Best Foreign Language Film

AmourAustria / France / Germany

Best Documentary Feature

Searching for Sugar Man

Best Art Direction

Sarah Greenwood (Production Designer) and Katie Spencer (Set Decorator) – Anna Karenina

Best Cinematography

Claudio MirandaLife of Pi

Best Costume Design

Jacqueline DurranAnna Karenina

Best Editing

William Goldenberg and Dylan TichenorZero Dark Thirty

Best Makeup

Cloud Atlas

Best Score

John WilliamsLincoln

Best Song

"Skyfall" – performed by Adele/written by Adele and Paul EpworthSkyfall

Best Visual Effects

Life of Pi

Favorite Film Franchise

(Public voting category)

The Lord of the Rings

Louis XIII Genius Award

Judd Apatow [3]

Films by multiple wins

The following four films received multiple awards:

Awards Film
Silver Linings Playbook
3 Lincoln
2 Anna Karenina
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty


  1. Lyttelton, Oliver (December 11, 2012). "Basically Every Movie Nominated In BFCA Critics Choice Awards Lineup; 'Lincoln' Leads Field". IndieWire. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  2. Knegt, Peter (January 10, 2013). "'Argo' Leads 2013 Critics Choice Award Winners". IndieWire. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  3. Pond, Steve (December 20, 2012). "Judd Apatow Is a Genius, Say Critics' Choice Movie Awards". TheWrap. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
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