When the nominations for the Oscars were revealed last week, the omission of Ben Affleck from the Best Director list shocked film fanatics. And needless to say, many of them, some even actors, openly expressed their disappointment over it. However, just last night, the Argo director and star redeemed himself.
Beating Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow and other nominated directors, Ben Affleck bagged the Best Director trophy in the 70th Golden Globe Awards for his film “Argo.” In fact, it was said that his win was one of the most-well-received of the evening as the audience automatically got into a standing ovation after his name was called.
But that’s not all that “Argo” got. In the best motion picture drama category, the film, which is about the rescue of the six American diplomats during the 1979 Iranian crisis, also bested out “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”
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Argo, set amidst the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, also won best drama.”
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After being snubbed by the Academy, Ben Affleck redeemed himself with a Critics Choice awards for best director and best picture for “Argo”last week. He did that again on Sunday night with a Golden Globe award also for best director and another for best drama for his film proving he should really have that Oscar nomination. And with his win warmly-received by the audience, it goes to show that they think the same.
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