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Argo wins Best Picture, Life of Pi takes Best Director at 85th Academy Awards

Ben Affleck’s Argo defied decades of Oscar history to win Best Picture at the 85th Academy Awards, despite its helmer not being nominated for Best Director. In a teary speech, Affleck made note of his miraculous Hollywood comeback after years left out in the cold. Tonight, he’s the toast of the town. Argo scored two other prizes at […]

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The top 10 Oscar ‘sure things’

By Simon Miraudo February 15, 2013 When the first cavemen started to tell stories by projecting shadows onto flat surfaces, we suspect they were forced to compete for an annual award that recognised one’s shadowplay as better than the others. You can also assume that there were onlookers who clubbed each other to death over […]

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Argo, Les Mis, Girls, and Homeland win big at 2013 Golden Globes

The always unconventional – sometimes hilariously so – Golden Globes threw a wrench into awards season by sharing the wealth, suggesting Lincoln isn’t quite a mortal lock for Best Picture at the Oscars. At a ceremony hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the mysterious Hollywood Foreign Press Association named Argo the Best Motion Picture (Drama) […]

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