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Ben Affleck accepts the award for best director for "Argo" at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Gallery: Critics' Choice Awards

Jan. 11, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

Hours after a surprise snub in Academy Award nominations, Ben Affleck won best director and his film "Argo" was named best picture at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

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