, a movie about the fake movie that did, has quickly become the movie that could. Julia Roberts announced that Ben Affleck‘s tense, entertaining thriller about the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Drama. After being dealt a rough blow by the Academy (despite being nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Affleck was surprisingly snubbed as a Best Director nominee), the film is gaining momentum heading into the Oscars. In addition to winning big at the Globes, Affleck won Best Director at the Globes and the movie also won Best Picture at the Critics Choice Movie Awards.
During their acceptance speech, Argo‘s producer Grant Heslov called Affleck a “fearless leader.” While Argo certainly has momentum on its side now, it still has a fierce competitor in Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln (which has more Oscar nods than any other film with 12) and now Les Miserables, which won Best Motion Picture, Comedy tonight at the Globes. The film, which had five nominations going into the Globes, will go against both Lincoln and Les Mis at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Jan. 27, where all three films are up for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
In addition to besting expected winner Lincoln, Argo also beat out Django Unchained, Life of Pi, and Zero Dark Thirty, all of which walked away with Globes wins.
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