tv.broadwayworld.com

AWARDS CENTRAL - TV & Film Center Articles
Click Here for More Articles on AWARDS CENTRAL - TV & FILM CENTER...

OSCARS: ARGO Wins 'Best Picture'

Related: ARGO, The Academy Awards, The Oscars

OSCARS-ARGO-Wins-Best-Picture-20130224

ARGO was the recipient of this year's Academy Award for 'Best Picture.' Accepting the award was director Ben Affleck and producer Grant Heslov.

ARGO was nominated for six other awards, winning three including Chris Terrior for 'Writing (Adapted Screenplay)' and William Goldenberg for 'Film Editing.'

The film beat out AMOUR, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, DJANGO UNCHAINED, LES MISERABLES, LIFE OF PI, LINCOLN, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, and ZERO DARK THIRTY.

For the full list of Oscar winners, click here.

Based on real events, the dramatic thriller Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played-information that was not declassified until many years after the event. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top "exfiltration" specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

Director Ben Affleck became known with his performances in such Kevin Smith films as Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999). He won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for the screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997), which he co-wrote with Matt Damon, and has appeared in lead roles in such popular hits as Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Changing Lanes (2002), The Sum of All Fears (2002), Daredevil (2003), Hollywoodland (2007), State of Play (2009) and The Town (2010).

Related Articles


Related Links
Singer Annie Little Headed to Showtime's SHAMELESSSinger Annie Little Headed to Showtime's SHAMELESS
October 21, 2014
HBO to Premiere Third & Final Season of THE NEWSROOM, 11/9HBO to Premiere Third & Final Season of THE NEWSROOM, 11/9
October 20, 2014
Bravo Promotes Robert Mancini to VP, Digital ContentBravo Promotes Robert Mancini to VP, Digital Content
October 08, 2014
CBS Wins the Season in Viewers for 6th Straight YearCBS Wins the Season in Viewers for 6th Straight Year
May 20, 2014
ABC's BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS is Most-Watched Telecast in 13 YearsABC's BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS is Most-Watched Telecast in 13 Years
May 19, 2014


About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts

BLOGS
Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW Welcomes 'Edward Mordrake,' Emma RobertsSpoiler Alert! AHS: FREAK SHOW 'Edward Mordrake;' Complete LIVE Recap! BroadwayWorld's Matt Tamanini Discusses Broadway, TV, Film on THAT'LL PLAY PODCAST
BWW's Matt Tamanini Discusses Theatre, TV, Film on THAT'LL PLAY PODCAST
dotted line
But, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Wed., Oct. 22nd: Neighbors, Freaks, & Country Singers 8:00: SURVIVOR | CBS

10:00: AMERICAN HORROR STORY | FX

10:00: NASHVILLE | ABC

Click for more picks!

Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber