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Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ Takes Top BAFTA and USC Scripter Prizes

Posted by , on February 10, 2013 at 7:52 pm 

Since its release in October, Ben Affleck‘s third feature film Argo has continued to defy expectations. The period drama is inches away from crossing the $200 million mark at the worldwide box office and continues to snatch up nearly every major award in sight. The latest nods it secured occured this weekend, where it beat out Beasts of the Southern Wild, Life Of Pi, Lincoln, Perks Of Being A Wallflower and Silver Linings Playbook to pick up the USC Scripter prize.

Awarding the best in adapted screenplay and their source material, Joshuah Bearman (author of the article The Great Escape), Antonio J. Mendez (author of The Master of Disguise), and screenwriter Chris Terrio were all recognized. Then, less than 24 hours later, Affleck picked up Best Picture and Best Director at The British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards. Check out a rundown of those winners below, as we are just a couple of weeks away from what will likely be Affleck’s major Oscar night.

Outstanding British Film: Skyfall
Best Original Music: Skyfall (a.k.a. Adele)
Best Film: Argo
Best Director: Ben Affleck (Argo)
Best Editing: Argo
Best Film Not in the English Language: Amour
Best Leading Actress: Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
Best Leading Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Best Animated Film: Pixar’s Brave
Best Original Screenplay: Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
Best Sound: Les Misérables
Best Production Design: Les Misérables
Best Hair and Makeup: Les Misérables
Best Adapted Screenplay: Silver Linings Playbook, David Russell
Best Cinematography: Life of Pi
Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi

Do you think there’s a scenario in which Argo won’t win Best Picture?


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