Searching for Sugar Man is Critics' Choice

2013-01-11 10:18
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

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain

Supporting Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman

Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway

Young Actor/Actress
Quvenzhane Wallis

Acting Ensemble
Silver Linings Playbook

Ben Affleck

Original Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino

Adapted Screenplay
Tony Kushner

Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)

Art Direction
Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer (Anna Karenina)

William Goldenberg/Dylan Tichenor (Zero Dark Thirty)

Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina)

Cloud Atlas

Visual Effects
Life of Pi

Animated Feature
Wreck-It Ralph

Action Movie

Actor in an Action Movie
Daniel Craig

Actress in an Action Movie
Jennifer Lawrence

Silver Linings Playbook

Actor in a Comedy
Bradley Cooper

Actress in a Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence

Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

Foreign Language Film

Documentary Feature
Searching for Sugarman


John Williams

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