JENNIFER LAWRENCE & QUVENZHANE WALLIS CELEBRATE AN AMAZING THURSDAY AT CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS
2013-01-11 03:50:29 -
JENNIFER LAWRENCE and child star QUVENZHANE WALLIS were celebrating double victories on Thursday (10Jan13) after picking up early acting honours at the Broadcast Film Critics Association's 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Santa Monica, California just hours after landing Oscar nominations.
After becoming the youngest ever Academy Awards Best Actress nominee in history, nine-year-old Wallis grabbed the Critics Choice Best Young Actor/Actress trophy.
The gadget-savvy Beasts of the Southern Wild star read out her acceptance speech from her iPhone.
Lawrence was named Best Actress in an Action Movie for her turn as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games and joined her Silver Linings Playbook castmates in collecting the Best Acting Ensemble trophy. She also picked up the Best Actress in a Comedy award for the film and co-star Bradley Cooper took home the Best Actor in a Comedy trophy.
Meanwhile, Daniel Craig scored a Best Actor in an Action Movie honour for his portrayal of James Bond in Skyfall, which stunned the experts by beating both The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers for the Best Action Movie title.
Oscar nominees Philip Seymour Hoffman and Anne Hathaway claimed the Critics Choice Best Supporting Actor and Actress gongs for their roles in The Master and Les Miserables, and Michael Haneke's celebrated Amour, which landed a Best Picture Oscar nomination earlier in the day, took home the Best Foreign Language Film.
Meanwhile, the acclaimed adaptations of novels Anna Karenina and Life of Pi doubled up in the early technical awards - Keira Knightley's film picked up Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design trophies, while director Ang Lee's Life of Pi landed the Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects awards.
There were also wins for Zero Dark Thirty (Best Editing) and Cloud Atlas (Best Make-Up), while Wreck-It Ralph was named Best Animated Movie and Quentin Tarantino, who is in London launching Django Unchained, picked up the Best Original Screenplay award for the western. Tony Kushner claimed the Best Adapted Screenplay award for Lincoln.
Les Miserables leads the Critics Choice nominations with 11 and filmmaker Judd Apatow was previously announced as the awards show's Genius Award recipient.