LOS ANGELES — 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.

Affleck, whose film was nominated for seven Oscars including best picture but not best director, accepted the award 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 ceremony was broadcast on the CW network.

The night’s winners:

Best Picture: Argo

Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis

Actress: Jessica Chastain

Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway

Young Actor/Actress: Quvenzhane Wallis

Acting Ensemble: “Silver Linings Playbook”

Director: Ben Affleck

Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino

Adapted Screenplay: Tony Kushner

Cinematography: 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 Atlas”

Visual Effects: “Life of Pi”

Animated Feature: “Wreck-It Ralph”

Action Movie: “Skyfall”

Actor in an Action Movie: Daniel Craig

Actress in an Action Movie: Jennifer Lawrence

Comedy: “Silver Linings Playbook”

Actor in a Comedy: Bradley Cooper

Actress in a Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence

Sci-Fi/Horror Movie: “Looper”

Foreign Language Film: “Amour”

Documentary Feature: “Searching for Sugarman”

Song: “Skyfall”

Score: John Williams