The Cricket's Daily 3: "Argo" helps itself at Critics' Choice Awards

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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]