The Oscar for Best Picture Goes to ‘Argo’

Sunday, March 3-

The 85th Academy Awards had many great contenders for best picture: “Lincoln,” “Argo,” “Life of Pi,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Django Unchained,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Amour” and “Les Miserables” were all in the running. “Argo” took home the big award.

The film stars major names Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin and Victor Garber to name a few. Along with these big names, many not so well known actors truly put their hearts into these characters and gave unforgettable performances that reached the souls of anyone watching.

There was major hype over this movie, which focused on the U.S government plotting with the world of Hollywood to rescue U.S diplomats during the Iranian hostage crisis.  So it was only appropriate Michelle Obama presented the award.

This is the first time in many years that the motion picture to win Best Picture did not coincide with Best Director, which went to Ang Lee for “Life of Pi.” In this case Ben Affleck was completed snubbed from the running completely.

With that being said Affleck was still able to take home a coveted golden statue for “Argo” along with Grant Heslov, another producer for the film.

That was not the only award for “Argo.” Along with Best Picture, “Argo” received the awards for Film Editing and Adapted Screenplay.

It was a very successful award season for this film, and it is already time to begin counting down the days until the 86th Academy Awards. It will be interesting to see who will follow the footsteps of “Argo.”


-Abby Vega

Staff Writer

The Prowl