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Argo takes Best Picture as honours shared at Oscars

Argo takes Best Picture as honours shared at Oscars

Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage thriller cum Hollywood satire Argo has won the Best Picture award at the Oscars – the first film to do so without a Best Director nomination since Driving Miss Daisy in 1990. It also picked up the honours for the Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing. With a...

Argo and Zero Dark Thirty win top WGA Awards

Argo and Zero Dark Thirty win top WGA Awards

Political thriller Argo continues to sweeps top awards, winning the best adapted screenplay at the Writers Guild of American awards this evening for Chris Terrio. Argo beat Perks of Being a Walilower, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook. The Best Original Screenplay went to Mark’s ...

Argo wows BAFTA, with two top awards

Argo wows BAFTA, with two top awards

Ben Affleck – shunned for a Best Director nomination at the Oscars – has continued to pick up every other award in his path, being named the Best Director by BAFTA. At the star-studded ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House, Affleck’s Iran hostage thriller, Argo, also collect...

DGA honours Affleck as Oscar confusion grows

DGA honours Affleck as Oscar confusion grows

The Directors Guild of America has given its top award — for directing a feature film – to Ben Affleck, for Argo, his telling of the CIA rescue of Americans from the US embassy in Tehran in 1979. The DGA Award is seen as one of the most reliable of all Oscar-predictors, with the Gui...

Actors hint at Argo Oscar success as Downton scoops SAG TV award

Actors hint at Argo Oscar success as Downton scoops SAG TV award

In one of the strongest hints at Oscar success of the awards season so far, the Screen Actors Guild has picked Ben Affleck’s Argo as its Best Ensemble Cast. With actors making up the biggest proportion of the Academy’s voters, the SAG Awards are often seen as reliable indicators of who w...

Ben Affleck talks politics: Argo, The Middle-East and Hollywood.(Video)

Ben Affleck talks politics: Argo, The Middle-East and Hollywood.(Video)

    In this interview, I discuss with Ben Affleck his Golden Globe winning movie, Argo, which revolves around the rescue of 7 American, who took refuge at the Canadian Ambassador home, after their embassy was stormed by angry Iranian demonstrators in 1979. Ben Affleck, who graduated from H...

Les Mis and Argo win big at the Globes

Les Mis and Argo win big at the Globes

Working Title’s big screen adaptation of Cameron Mackintosh’s musical Les Miserables won the most Golden Globes at what career achievement honouree Jodie Foster called “the most fun party of the year.” At the seventieth annual ceremony, at the Beverly Hilton hotel, the Hollyw...

Affleck mocks Oscars as he wins Critics Choice

Affleck mocks Oscars as he wins Critics Choice

“I’d like to thank the Academy,” joked Ben Affleck as he collected his Critics Choice Award for Best Director for Argo, on the same day that he was unexpectedly snubbed for a nomination at the Oscars. His Iranian hostage crisis thriller was the big winner of the night, also taking...

Lincoln dominates Oscar list short on Brits

Lincoln dominates Oscar list short on Brits

A day after the British Film Academy surprised the film world by putting Lincoln at the top of its list but snubbing the director Steven Spielberg himself, its American counterpart – the awards giving body that everyone is most eager to please – has included Spielberg on its shortlist f...

Lincoln tops BAFTA’s nomination list

Lincoln tops BAFTA’s nomination list

Steven Spielberg’s biopic of America’s much-loved president Abraham Lincoln has secured ten nominations for next month’s BAFTA awards, putting it one up on both Tom Hooper’s musical Les Miserables and Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. But the British Academy of Film and Televis...

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