Searching for Sugar Man is Critics' Choice
Los Angeles – Just hours after receiving an Oscar nomination on Thursday, SA-filmed musical documentary Searching for Sugar Man
won Best Documentary Feature at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
The film, which is a UK/Sweden co-production, tells the story of Detroit singer-songwriter Rodriguez who, as portrayed in the film, became a source of hope and inspiration in apartheid South Africa before mysteriously disappearing. Searching for Sugar Man
follows South African music fans who set out to discover what exactly happened to their idol Rodriguez - who will be performing in South Africa in February.
Another big winner was Ben Affleck, who after a surprise snub in Academy Award nominations won best director and his film Argo
was named best picture.
Affleck, whose film was nominated for seven Oscars including best picture but not best director, accepted the award on Thursday night at the Broadcast Film Critics Association's 18th annual awards in Los Angeles, joking as he took the trophy that he'd "like to thank the Academy".
Daniel Day-Lewis from Lincoln and Jessica Chastain from Zero Dark Thirty
both added to earlier Oscar nods with Critics' Choice wins in the top acting categories.
Philip Seymour Hoffman won best supporting actor for his role in The Master
and Anne Hathaway won best supporting actor for Les Miserables
.The full list of Critics' Choice winners:Best Picture
Daniel Day-LewisBest Actress
Jessica ChastainSupporting Actor
Philip Seymour HoffmanSupporting Actress
Anne HathawayYoung Actor/Actress
Quvenzhane WallisActing Ensemble
Silver Linings PlaybookDirector
Ben AffleckOriginal Screenplay
Quentin TarantinoAdapted Screenplay
Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)Art Direction
Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer (Anna Karenina)Editing
William Goldenberg/Dylan Tichenor (Zero Dark Thirty)Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina)Makeup
Cloud AtlasVisual Effects
Life of PiAnimated Feature
Wreck-It RalphAction Movie
SkyfallActor in an Action Movie
Daniel CraigActress in an Action Movie
Silver Linings PlaybookActor in a Comedy
Bradley CooperActress in a Comedy
Jennifer LawrenceSci-Fi/Horror Movie
LooperForeign Language Film
Searching for SugarmanSong