The Cricket's Daily 3: "Argo" helps itself at Critics' Choice Awards
Published: February 22, 2013 09:55AM
Updated: January 14, 2013 09:31AM
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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)

Here's what's going on today in pop culture:

• Ben Affleck may not be up for a directing Oscar, but he won the directing prize at the Critics' Choice Awards last night. His movie, “Argo,” also won Best Picture. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Now that we've dissected the Oscar nominations, let's get to what really matters: How's Seth MacFarlane going to do as emcee? [Vulture]

• Making a movie with Lindsay Lohan as your star is — surprise! — difficult. [The New York Times]