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Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, Anne Hathaway Heat Up Awards Season

By Lisa Marsh | January 9, 2013 8:32am

MIDTOWN EAST — Take a bow, Bradley.

"Silver Linings Playbook" star Bradley Cooper received best actor honors at the National Board of Review awards Tuesday at Cipriani 42nd Street, joining "Zero Dark Thirty" star Jessica Chastain in accepting the top acting award.

Ben Affleck was given a "Special Achievement in Filmmaking Award" for his film "Argo" with the real-life CIA agent he portays, Tony Mendez, also in attendance.

Kathryn Bigelow won best director honors for "Zero Dark Thirty," while the stars of "Les Misérables," including Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne, won for best ensemble cast. 

Also on hand were John C. Reilly of best animated feature winner "Wreck-it Ralph," breakthrough actress Quvenzhané Wallis, spotlight award winner John Goodman, and John Krasinski, supporting his film "Promised Land," winner of the NBR Freedom of Expression Award.

Photos courtesy of PatrickMcMullan.com.