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Critics Choice Awards Live Blog

8:01 Auspicious Beginnings - the sound is already out of sync on the intro!
8:02 Fixed. But Ooh the reaction shots are already rough. Anne Hathaway and Sally Field don't look so happy to be there. Jessica Chastain isn't even faking it well and she usually looks so cheerful. Or maybe I'm projecting since I'm bone tired from the Oscar Nom run up and early morning.
8:04 Sam Rubin, critic, is drooling on the IMPORTANT. FAMOUS. PEOPLE. 

8:05 For some reason Henry Cavill are presenting the first award. Because when you think of Superman you always think... Best Ensemble? 

Ensemble: Silver Linings Playbook
Young Actor/Actress: Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild (who reads her speech from an iPhone which is adorable)

8:18 Some awkward banter for Famke Jannsen where she's not supposed to know what famous action movie quotes are like "I'll be back". Um.... banter isn't supposed to make the star look bad. Do you think she's annoyed that she was a Bond girl before the currrent Bond hoopla? 

Jennifer, Jessica, Rebel and more after the jump

Best Actress in an Action Movie: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games. (So she's been on stage twice already. It's like the People's Choice Awards. NOT THAT I WATCHED)
Best Actor in an Action Movie: Daniel Craig, Skyfall (who pulls a Dame Judi and doesn't show). Joseph Gordon Levitt is there though grinning through his reaction shots with that impish wrinkly eyed sparkle. Such a trouper.
Best Action Movie:  Skyfall

Famke Jannsen giving an award to a Bond movie less exciting than it sounds because Daniel Craig not there. No Bond Eras Collide. No opportunity to imagine Xenia Onatopp topping blonde Bond.

8:26 Lots of reaction shots of Emily Blunt who must have a good table. 

8:30 Eddie Redmayne can present to me at any time

...although it's tacky that they chose him to present Supporting Actress because... you know... conflict of interest.
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables who is a little bit bitchy about winning (they spelled her name wrong somewhere, forgetting the "e" -- though not on my television unless she now wants her name to be spelled Anne Hatheway)
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master who is a little bit bitchy about winning in that he is not there

I wasn't expecting that one exactly!

8:41 I was about to say something unkind but I'm part of the BFCA and I didn't offer to help produce the show so I should shut up.

8:42 Emmy Rossum and that boy from Glee present Foreign Film... i don't really understand the connection but Emmy Rossum tries some French on us.

Best Foreign Film: Amour

8:44 Surprising acceptance speech by the Amour producer who is trying to say something about American critics interpreting Amour as a movie about love (um... the title helps) whereas European critics interpret it as a film about death.

8: 45 Look it's Dakota Elle Fanning being all "Hiiiiiii" to Steven Spielberg!

8:53 Oh, I was going to put a photo there. Sorry. I'll get to it bitches.

LATER: I got to it, bitches

8:54 Rebel Wilson is SO funny "Pause for standing ovation". You know who is just as funny? Emma Stone. She made this morning's Oscar nomination announcement such a delight with the 'better than Meryl Streep' joke.  Oh by the way Rebel is presenting some tribute to Judd Apatow. It must be weird to get a tribute while everyone is hating on your movie. I'm sure that's what some Les Miz peeps are dealing with now. Remind me to tell you about the Les Miz luncheon I was just at (my second) soon.


9:11 Where were we? Oooh, THE HELP flashaback. Octavia and Jessica sharing girltalk

9:12 Every time they show Matthew McConaughey he looks lonely and drinking. I AM SO ANGRY HE KEEPS GETTING SNUBBED THIS YEAR. WTF. GREAT PERFORMANCES THIS YEAR. I mean it's not his fault we all hate Kate Hudson. Why punish him for past indiscretions?!

9:16 I forgot which awards they handed out. I think LOOPER won something. With a Joss Whedon Drew Goddard Cabin in the Woods shoutout. And the awards they don't show on air were divvied up between Life of Pi and Anna Karenina and some others. 

9:18 Seriously that contract with CW must be so iron-clad harsh. So many low grade TV star presenters. On a movie show! 

9:20 Comedy Actresss Jennifer Lawrence
OMG after tonight and the People's Choice Award, Jennifer Lawrence Over Exposure Attack. She's already picked up three awards and they haven't even gotten to Best Actress yet. 

9: 22 Comedy Actor Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
The Boyfriend is all "did they just drive around LA until they found an abandoned warehouse?" OOH, Wet Hot American Summer shout out from Bradley Cooper. I was not expecting that but how wonderful. That movie is the funniest funny of funnies. 

9:27 Comedy Movie Silver Linings Playbook
OMG I can't take any more of this movie! It's going to be a long looooong season. But Jacki Weaver looks a-ma-zing in blue. Let's see Silver Linings Playbook has won four awards already.

9:35 Best Director, Ben Affleck
Weird weird ororborus moment. The entire Ben Affleck thing is ALL ABOUT ANOTHER AWARDS SHOW. He starts by thanking the Academy. And everyone gives him a standing ovation. Then he tries to retract.

I would like to thank the academy -- I'm kidding, I'm kidding this is the one that counts

but the whole moment is clearly about THAT OTHER SHOW that the CCMAs are so obsessed with. 

9:50 Best Actress, Jessica Chastain. She quotes Brecht. And I have to share this tweet from the always awesome Joseph Judge.



9:50 Best Actor, Daniel Day-Lewis seems really happy to be there. But then he is a semi-proficient actor.

9:56 Best Picture goes to ARGO. Matthew McConaughey presented and now we are awash in black tuxes and suits. George Clooney just patted Matthew McConaughey on the arm. And it's over. One down. Globes, SAG and Oscar still to come. 

10:03 P.S. Rebel Wilson tweeted this:

P.P.S. To Recap...

Best Picture: ARGO
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, LINCOLN
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY

Best Original Score: 
John Williams, LINCOLN
Best Original Song: Adele and Paul Epworth, "Skyfall," SKYFALL

Best Director: Ben Affleck, ARGO
Best Actor in a Comedy: Bradley Cooper, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Best Actress in a Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED
Best Adapted Screenplay: Tony Kushner, LINCOLN

Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, LIFE OF PI
Best Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood, ANNA KARENINA
Best Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran, ANNA KARENINA
Best Film Editing: William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor, ZERO DARK THIRTY
Best Makeup: CLOUD ATLAS

Best Visual Effects: LIFE OF PI
Best Sci-Fi or Horror Film: LOOPER
Best Animated Film: WRECK-IT RALPH

Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, THE MASTER
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, LES MISERABLES
Best Foreign Film: AMOUR 

Best Action Film: "Skyfall"
Best Actor in an Action Film: Daniel Craig, SKYFALL
Best Actress in an Action Film: Jennifer Lawrence, THE HUNGER GAMES
Best Young Actor: Quvenzhané Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Best Ensemble: "Silver Linings Playbook"


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Reader Comments (45)

Hi Natael. I'm from Brazil and I need to watch The CW live. How I Can?

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCláudio Paixão

I'm wondering how far can "Lincoln" go tonight...

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNathanael

This is pretty low rent. Kind of feel embarrassed for all the famous people who are there to suffer through it.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDean

You're also forgetting that Famke Janssen can't sell award show banter to save her life. She has never been good at those stupid things (which might be a good thing)

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjtagliere

The blue-light tent setting does indeed resemble a bar-mitzvah. The decor is SO cheesy.

Also note to the CW: Having Cory Monteith and Nina Dobrev present movie awards is NOT GOING TO MAKE TEENS TUNE IN. Jesus.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercaroline

as tacky as this show has been and so awkwardly hosted-- broadcast critics should be discrete before attacking this year's Oscar however it may be

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpspeary

This is kind of rough indeed so far. But cute Wallis, cute Lawrence, cute Redmayne. So that's something for now.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

does anyone else wish hugh jackman or rebel wilson was hosting this instead.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercici

EEE. I don't know if I'll be able to handle it if JLaw also wins for Best Actress (Proper)

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLR

Cinematography and V/FX to LIFE OF PI
Art Direction and Costume Design to ANNA KARENINA

And LOOPER won Best Sci-Fi movie.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJorge Rodrigues

Don't forget that Jennifer Lawrence was also a big winner at the People's Choice Awards. She's been getting a workout going up and down stages and carrying awards the past 24 hours. You think this might turn into a backlash?

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

We're really going to have the entire cast of Vampire Diaries present tonight? Really? I think even the cast is embarrassed.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercici

Somehow the sight of Rebel Wilson pretend to flip over her table upon losing to Jennifer Lawrence makes watching this ridiculous awards show at least somewhat worth it.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew



"I'd like to thank the Academy -- just kidding, this is the one that counts". Ouch. Sour puss much?

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJorge Rodrigues

Bah. I guess I'll have to endure another John Williams Oscar win.

That Score category could have such deserving winners (Beasts, Anna Karenina) and it gets stuck with either Desplat recycled-mode (Argo) or LINCOLN, John Williams being John Williams-lite (which of course will win).

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJorge Rodrigues

@Jorge The academy can handle a well-deserved quip, c'mon

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercaroline

@caroline - Indeed. But it's just that his reaction was priceless. Like Nathaniel said, he looked like he wanted to go #argofuckyourself on the Academy directing branch with that statement (not friendly AT ALL).

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJorge Rodrigues

La Chastain, BEST ACTRESS.

Wow, J-Law must be pissed. After picking up 3 awards, she thought she owned'em all.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJorge Rodrigues

What's happening to DDL?

This speech is painful.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNick

The thanking the Academy thing just seemed pretty petty and in poor taste. Yes the Academy snubbed him for Director, but he's already got an Oscar. He is still a nominee in Best Picture. If you're going to sulk publicly, at least check to make sure you actually went unrecognized.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTB

Kathryn Bigelow seemed like she was genuinely enjoying herself (or as much as one can at these things...thank you, John Goodman) whereas Ben Affleck just came off as bitter.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

Alex -- well Bigelow already won best director though. My guess is Ben Affleck really really really wanted it this year.

Overall -- not a good night for anything really other than SILVER LININGS. Even Argo's wins felt awkward but people are clearly in love with SLP.

January 10, 2013 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R


January 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterstjeans

I don't think Affleck came across as bitter at all. He was just playing along with the comedy of the situation (as was the crowd who clearly loved him and the movie).

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph



"I'd like to thank the Academy -- just kidding, this is the one that counts". Ouch. Sour puss much?"

HAAA. As Homer once said, "It's funny because it's true"! Poor Ben. To cheer him up, someone should tell him the Brits named a clock after him.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLevi

Anne Hathaway is unbelievably articulate and very intelligent. She gave one of the best speeches of the night. i also love Ben Affleck & Jessica Chastain speeches.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpenny

I don't hate Kate Hudson.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

A few thoughts ...

1) Why does this award show even happen every year? It's so painful every time.

2) YAY JESSICA CHASTAIN PLZ GET THE OSCAR JLAW DOES NOT DESERVE AN OSCAR FOR PLAYING A CARICATURE OF MENTAL ILLNESS THAT WAS SLIGHTLY OFFENSIVE. sorry. seriously tho i'd give cooper the oscar before jennifer, he was amazing. he was nuanced and real. she was fake and loud and act-y. i was very happy they gave that to jessica chastain, i was hoping that would happen since jlaw got the others, but doubtful. hopefully somehow chastain can turn this into a win!

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

Something tells me JLaw is probably pretty easy-going and happy for Chastain. She also got three damn awards tonight.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSean

Beautiful, eloquent speech from Jessica Chastain. Jennifer Lawrence can learn a great deal from her.

"This is a bittersweet moment for me, because my name is actually spelled with an 'e." Not classy, Miss Hathaway.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike M.

Truly happy for Jessica Chastain :)

the Globes will repeat this situation, as they'll ward both Chastain and Lawrence in Drama and Comedy respectively.

2013 is one of those years where the SAG vote for Best Actress will almost certainly be the deliverer of truth for the Oscar choice for Best Actress.

And I'm running ahead as usual, but maaaan
2013 will be "Iconic Actresses in Oscary projects Group Sex".
I've said it before but I had to say it again.

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYavor

Agree with you, Cal Roth. I love Kate Hudson, I just hate 95% of the movies she is in. But to me, she'll always be Penny Lane.

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterthais

More like a penny short.

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLevi

Thrilled for Jacquline Durran, Anna Karenina. Those are beautiful costume designs. Hoping for a repeat at the oscars so at least AK is recognised with something.

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeigh

Can someone please type the Brecht quote? I'm dying of curiosity.
I already hate the Jessica vs. Jennifer situation. I think is way too soon for both of them.

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

What's with all these comments on "classy"? The Hathaway and Affleck comments were totally tongue-in-cheek. Does anyone think they were actually standing up there, reprimanding the academy/BFCA with genuine ungratefulness for the award they just received? Get a sense of humor, y'all

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlaurie

I don't want to be a total hater, but I don't remember this show being such a hot mess! It did remind me a lot of the People's Choice Awards. I mean, where is the variety...even the Globes wouldn't be so predictable.

Also, if that was the test to see whether Jessica Chastain should win, um, I think she blew it. Quoting Brecht? And then Jennifer Lawrence goes up three times and is so utterly charming with just a few words.

Also, Ben Affleck looked so totally sad last night, but the standing O for him was a just so ridiculous. I mean, for godsakes, he basically lost his spot to Behn Zeitlin who deserved the boost and Affleck is not on the same level as Haneke or the others...yet.

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBia

Hathaway has grown up a lot in the last four years...I recall her being a nervous wreck during her BFCA acceptance speech for Rachel Getting Married. Last night she was poised and elegant and well-read...way-to-go Anne!

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSo Sue

Am I lost in this years awards? They have both comedy and drama awards!

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterchand

She said, "Unhappy is the land in need of heroes," in reference to "unsung heroes" like Maya who work in service of the country. Idk, I thought it was a sweet gesture. Lawrence was clearly working damage control after the VF quote about finding her job silly.

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdd

Clearly they were all saving her best gowns for future events.

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Bia, Jennifer Lawrence seems very likable, but she is always extremely inarticulate. The poor girl needs a speech writer. I still don't understand the love for her overrated performances in both The Hunger Games & Silver Linings Playbook.

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertim

Watching the reactions on this board and AD Forums are hilarious. AD Hates Jessica and Anne's speech (boring and pretentious), but loves Jennifer's (Funny and entertaining). On here it's the complete opposite. LMAO.

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Scott Mendelson has written an incisive and scathing piece about the ridiculous treatment of Bigelow and ZD30:


January 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Why are there no clips of these awards ANYWHERE! I need to see Quvenzhane's win ASAP!

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBen B.

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