Inside Fun at Critics' Choice

BUDDY SYSTEM

Ben Affleck, who won the best director award, gets affectionate with Silver Linings Playbook best actor nominee Bradley Cooper (his wife Jennifer Garner's Alias costar) at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards Thursday in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Inside Fun at Critics' Choice

SMART MOUTH

Real-life couple Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, whose film This Is 40 was up for best comedy, stick close together during the night. After receiving the Louis XIII Genius Award, Apatow said, “I am a genius if only for figuring out how to get such a brilliant and beautiful woman to marry me."

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Inside Fun at Critics' Choice

TAKING A SHOT

Pitch Perfect's Rebel Wilson clicks with Les Misérables star Anne Hathaway, who won the best supporting actress award.

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Inside Fun at Critics' Choice

REST EASY

Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain, who picked up the best actress award at the ceremony, takes a break on the shoulder of her The Help costar Octavia Spencer.

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Inside Fun at Critics' Choice

LAP OF LUXURY

Emily Blunt gets the best seat in the house – on husband John Krasinksi's lap and next to George Clooney, a producer for best picture winner Argo – at the ceremony.

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Inside Fun at Critics' Choice

EMBRACEABLE YOU

Double winner Jennifer Lawrence – for best actress in a comedy in Silver Linings Playbook and best actress in an action movie in The Hunger Games – and her Playbook costar Cooper reach out for a touching moment during the show.

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Inside Fun at Critics' Choice

TABLE MATES

The Master's Amy Adams – nominated for best supporting actress – and Joaquin Phoenix – a contender for best actor – make a glamorous duo.

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Inside Fun at Critics' Choice

TRIPLE DELIGHT

Hathaway's Les Mis costars Hugh Jackman, a best actor nominee, and Amanda Seyfried are downright giddy inside Santa Monica's Barker Hanger, where the awards show was held.

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Inside Fun at Critics' Choice

HIGH TIME

Even though he lost the best actor in an action movie award to Skyfall's Daniel Craig, things are looking up for The Dark Knight Rises's Christian Bale, who attended the show with wife Sibi.

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Inside Fun at Critics' Choice

GOOD HUMOUR

What's so funny, guys? Argo's Affleck and Clooney share a laugh at the gala.

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Inside Fun at Critics' Choice

FEELIN' GROOVY

She's only nine but Quvenzhané Wallis – named best young actress for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild – has the winning moves at the after-party dance floor.

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Inside Fun at Critics' Choice

FUN FOR GROWNUPS

It's a night out without the kids for The Impossible's Naomi Watts, up for best actress, and beau Liev Schreiber.

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