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“Argo” and Ben Affleck are top winners at Critics’ Choice Awards

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Ben Affleck likely feels a little bit justified right now. After being snubbed by the Academy, he walked home with the Best Director Critics’ Choice Movie Award and “Argo” won Best Picture.

“I would like to thank the Academy. I’m kidding, I’m kidding. This is the one that counts,” he said in his acceptance speech.

Also a big winner was “Silver Linings Playbook,” which took home four awards including Best Ensemble, Best Comedy Movie and Best Actor and Actress in a Comedy. Here is the full winners list:

BEST PICTURE
“Argo”
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Django Unchained”
“Les Miserables”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“The Master”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST ACTOR
Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”
John Hawkes – “The Sessions”
Hugh Jackman – “Les Miserables”
Joaquin Phoenix – “The Master”
Denzel Washington – “Flight”

BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty”
Marion Cotillard – “Rust and Bone”
Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emmanuelle Riva – “Amour”
Quvenzhane Wallis – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Naomi Watts – “The Impossible”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin – “Argo”
Javier Bardem – “Skyfall”
Robert De Niro – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones – “Lincoln”
Matthew McConaughey – “Magic Mike”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams – “The Master”
Judi Dench – “Skyfall”
Ann Dowd – “Compliance”
Sally Field – “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”
Helen Hunt – “The Sessions”

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Elle Fanning – “Ginger & Rosa”
Kara Hayward – “Moonrise Kingdom”
Tom Holland – “The Impossible”
Logan Lerman – “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Suraj Sharma – “Life of Pi”
Quvenzhane Wallis – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
“Argo”
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Les Miserables”
“Lincoln”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST DIRECTOR
Ben Affleck – “Argo”
Kathryn Bigelow – “Zero Dark Thirty”
Tom Hooper – “Les Miserables”
Ang Lee – “Life of Pi”
David O. Russell – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Steven Spielberg – “Lincoln”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino – “Django Unchained”
John Gatins – “Flight”
Rian Johnson – “Looper”
Paul Thomas Anderson – “The Master”
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola – “Moonrise Kingdom”
Mark Boal – “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Chris Terrio – “Argo”
Tony Kushner – “Lincoln”
David O. Russell – “Silver Linings Playbook”
David Magee – “Life of Pi”
Stephen Chbosky – “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Life of Pi” – Claudio Miranda
“Lincoln” – Janusz Kaminski
“Les Miserables” – Danny Cohen
“The Master” – Mihai Malaimare Jr.
“Skyfall” – Roger Deakins

BEST ART DIRECTION
“Anna Karenina” – Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer, Katie Spencer/Set Decorator
“The Hobbit” – Dan Hennah/Production Designer, Ra Vincent & Simon Bright/Set Decorators
“Les Miserables” – Eve Stewart/Production Designer, Anna Lynch-Robinson/Set Decorator
“Life of Pi” – David Gropman/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator
“Lincoln” – Rick Carter/Production Designer, Jim Erickson/Set Decorator

BEST EDITING
“Argo” – William Goldenberg
“Les Miserables” – Melanie Ann Oliver, Chris Dickens
“Life of Pi” – Tim Squyres
“Lincoln” – Michael Kahn
“Zero Dark Thirty” – William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
“Anna Karenina” – Jacqueline Durran
“Cloud Atlas” – Kym Barrett, Pierre-Yves Gayraud
“The Hobbit” – Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor
“Les Miserables” – Paco Delgado
“Lincoln” – Joanna Johnston

BEST MAKEUP
“Cloud Atlas”
“The Hobbit”
“Les Miserables”
“Lincoln”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
“The Avengers”
“Cloud Atlas”
“The Dark Knight Rises”
“The Hobbit”
“Life of Pi”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“Brave”
“Frankenweenie”
“Madagascar 3”
“ParaNorman”
“Rise of the Guardians”
“Wreck-It Ralph”

BEST ACTION MOVIE
“The Avengers”
“The Dark Knight Rises”
“Looper”
“Skyfall”

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Christian Bale – “The Dark Knight Rises”
Daniel Craig – “Skyfall”
Robert Downey Jr. – “The Avengers”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – “Looper”
Jake Gyllenhaal – “End of Watch”

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Emily Blunt – “Looper”
Gina Carano – “Haywire”
Judi Dench – “Skyfall”
Anne Hathaway – “The Dark Knight Rises”
Jennifer Lawrence – “The Hunger Games”

BEST COMEDY
“Bernie”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Ted”
“This Is 40”
“21 Jump Street”

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jack Black – “Bernie”
Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Paul Rudd – “This Is 40”
Channing Tatum – “21 Jump Street”
Mark Wahlberg – “Ted”

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Mila Kunis – “Ted”
Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Shirley MacLaine – “Bernie”
Leslie Mann – “This Is 40”
Rebel Wilson – “Pitch Perfect”

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
“Cabin in the Woods”
“Looper”
“Prometheus”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Amour”
“The Intouchables”
“A Royal Affair”
“Rust and Bone”

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“Bully”
“The Imposter”
“Queen of Versailles”
“Searching for Sugar Man”
“The Central Park Five”
“West of Memphis”

BEST SONG
“For You” – performed by Keith Urban/written by Monty Powell & Keith Urban – “Actor of Valor”
“Skyfall” – performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth – “Skyfall”
“Still Alive” – performed by Paul Williams/written by Paul Williams – Paul Williams “Still Alive”
“Suddenly” – Performed by Hugh Jackman / Music by Claude Michel Schonberg, Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil – “Les Miserables”
“Learn Me Right” – performed by Birdy with Mumford & Sons/written by Mumford & Sons – “Brave”

BEST SCORE
“Argo” – Alexandre Desplat
“Life of Pi” – Mychael Danna
“Lincoln” – John Williams
“The Master” – Jonny Greenwood
“Moonrise Kingdom” – Alexandre Desplat

Do you disagree with any of these awards? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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