Ben Affleck's Argo bagged the coveted Best Movie and Best Director awards at the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The awards, announced by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, come after Affleck was sensationally snubbed on the Oscars nomination list in the same categories earlier in the day.
"I would like to thank the academy," he said, adding: "I'm kidding. This is the one that counts."
Jennifer Lawrence, who scored a big win at the People's Choice Awards, received awards for Best Actress in a Comedy (Silver Linings Playbook), Best Actress in an Action Movie (Hunger Games), and Best Ensemble (Silver Linings Playbook).
The ceremony was hosted by KTLA Los Angeles entertainment reporter Sam Rubin. The BFCA is the largest film critics organisation in the United States and Canada, representing more than 270 television, radio and online critics.
The complete list of winners from the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards:
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Adapted Screenplay: Tony Kushner, Lincoln
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
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 Song: "Skyfall," Skyfall (Adele and Paul Epworth)
Best Original Score: Lincoln
Best Cinematography: Life of Pi
Best Art Direction: Anna Karenina
Best Editing: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina
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 Actor in a Comedy: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugar Man
Louis XIII Genius Award: Judd Apatow