Oscars: 'Argo' wins best picture

  • Article by: Colin Covert , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 25, 2013 - 11:54 AM

Affleck’s “Argo” takes top honors in an Oscars show that yielded few surprises.

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Truckman182Feb. 25, 13 6:30 AM

Why in the world was Michelle Obama a presenter other than to foster her and her husbands gigantic egos?

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hitch22Feb. 25, 13 7:38 AM

Argo was an alright movie... Many were better though.

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craigtcassFeb. 25, 13 9:00 AM

God Bless CANADA for "Life of Pi" & "Argo".

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bmorleymnFeb. 25, 13 9:07 AM

I believe the term is "frontrunner" not forerunner, when referring to Spielberg's Oscar hopes that were dashed by Ang Lee.

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wildsarsapFeb. 25, 1310:15 AM

Maybe I'm missing something, but I just can't understand how one can be the Best Director of the year and NOT direct the Best Picture of the year. This has happened to Mr. Lee twice now.

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ginobambinoFeb. 25, 1310:17 AM

Michelle Obama ruined the ending for me. My jaw dropped. Is anything more obvious on why she was on the show?

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lakeelmo99Feb. 25, 1311:25 AM

Lincoln what a snoozer.

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therabbiFeb. 25, 1312:14 PM

Maybe I missed something in the movie ARGO but I did not find it as entertaining as many other movies nominated. Also, please remember that the Academy is made up of Hollywood types who often vote for friends over content and context. Affleck is OK but really doesn't hold a candle to many other directors and movies nominated. Oh well, $7.99 per month for NetFlicks keeps my Hollywood deposits to a minimum and that's how it should be.

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fuzzypilgrimFeb. 25, 1312:48 PM

I thought Django Unchained should have won. By far the most entertaining of all the lot.

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percyroy12Feb. 25, 13 1:52 PM

Personally my favorite film of the year was 'Zero Dark Thirty', but I liked 'Argo' a lot and can't complain. It is also nice to see Walter White get an Academy Award. Bryan Cranston is now an Academy Award winner and an Oscar winner. In my opinion, he should have been nominated over Arkin. Politics killed Zero Dark Thirty...the Academy bowed to the politicians who didn't like it, it was easily the most critically aclaimed movie of the bunch, with a Metascore of 95. Also, the fact that 'The Master', the second best movie of the year wasn't nominated for best picture was a joke. The best director category was the biggest joke though. No Bigelow, no Paul Thomas Anderson (for 'The Master') and no Afleck. Even though I liked Zero Dark Thirty more, I thought Paul Thomas Anderson was the best director for 'The Master'. Both Zero Dark Thirty and The Master ruffled too many feathers for the Academy's liking, and a movie like Argo where Hollywood is seen as the hero, of course the Academy is going to vote for it.

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