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“Argo,” Ben Affleck Among Winners at Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) -- Ben Affleck has a sense of humor about the fact that he was not included in the Oscars' best-director race.

He referenced the snub Thursday night at The 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, just hours after the Oscar nominations were announced.

While accepting the award for best director for his work on Argo, Affleck joked, "I would like to thank the Academy."

After some laughter from the audience, Affleck continued, "Just kidding, this is the one that counts."

His film was named best picture at the end of the ceremony, which was presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.  It aired live from Santa Monica, Calif., on the CW.

Lincoln star Daniel Day-Lewis received the prize for best actor, and Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain was given the award for best actress.

Silver Linings Playbook won several honors, including best acting ensemble, best actress in a comedy for Jennifer Lawrence, and best actor in a comedy for Bradley Cooper.

Here are the winners in the major categories:

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 Supporting Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Best Supporting Actress

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Best Acting Ensemble
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director
Ben Affleck, Argo

Best Young Actor/Actress
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

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 Original Screenplay
Django Unchained

Best Adapted Screenplay

Lincoln

Best Animated Feature
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Song
“Skyfall,” performed by Adele

Genius Award
Judd Apatow

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