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State Department ‘Excited’ About “Argo’s” Oscars Win

State Department ‘Excited’ About “Argo’s” Oscars Win

Warner Bros. Pictures(WASHINGTON) — Argo’s victory at the Oscars went over well with the State Department, the setting for some scenes in the best picture winner.Officials in the department were “excited” to see the movie claim the Oscars’ top prize, …

Las Vegas Oddsmaker: “Argo” Is Favorite to Win Best Picture Oscar

Las Vegas Oddsmaker: “Argo” Is Favorite to Win Best Picture Oscar

Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) — The Oscars are just a few days away, and Wynn Las Vegas oddsmaker John Avello believes Argo is in line to win the night’s biggest award.Avello says Ben Affleck’s thriller is the favorite to win the best picture Oscar,…

“Argo,” “Zero Dark Thirty” Win Top Prizes at WGA Awards

“Argo,” “Zero Dark Thirty” Win Top Prizes at WGA Awards

Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) — Argo received yet another award on Sunday, this time from the Writers Guild of America.Ben Affleck’s thriller earned the prize for best adapted screenplay at the 2013 Writers Guild of America Awards, which were presen…

“Argo” Wins Best Film at BAFTAs

“Argo” Wins Best Film at BAFTAs

Warner Bros. Pictures(LONDON) — Ben Affleck’s Argo received the top award Sunday in London at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards, or the BAFTAs.The thriller earned the prize for best film, plus best director for Affleck.  It also w…

“Argo,” Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence Winners at SAG Awards

“Argo,” Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence Winners at SAG Awards

Mark Davis/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Argo is on a roll this awards season.  Ben Affleck’s thriller picked up another major award Sunday night at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.
Ar…

“Argo” Honored by Rotten Tomatoes’ Golden Tomato Awards

“Argo” Honored by Rotten Tomatoes’ Golden Tomato Awards

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — There was nothing rotten about the reviews for Argo in 2012.The Ben Affleck-directed thriller was the best-reviewed wide release of the year, according the website Rotten Tomatoes, which announced the winners of its…

"Lincoln," "Argo" Among Leading Golden Globe Nominees

"Lincoln," "Argo" Among Leading Golden Globe Nominees

David James, SMPSP©DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) — The nominations for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif. 
Presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Pre…

American Film Institute Picks Its Top 10 Movies and TV Shows

American Film Institute Picks Its Top 10 Movies and TV Shows

Showtime(LOS ANGELES) — The American Film Institute has announced its selections for the top 10 movies and TV shows of the year.
This year’s honorees include Ben Affleck’s hostage drama Argo and Showtime’s Homeland.The organization says it…

"Argo" Tops Weekend Box Office with $12.4M

"Argo" Tops Weekend Box Office with $12.4M

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — In its third weekend of release, Argo made the climb to number one at the box office.The Ben Affleck thriller earned an estimated $12.4 million to finish ahead of the four movies that opened over the weekend.The ens…

"Here Comes the Boom," "Argo," Two Other Films Open Nationwide

"Here Comes the Boom," "Argo," Two Other Films Open Nationwide

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:– Here Comes the Boom: Kevin James is a high school biology teacher who becomes a mixed martial artist to raise money for the school’s music program.  S…

“Argo” Review: ‘Fists Will Be Clenched…Hearts Will Palpitate’

“Argo” Review: ‘Fists Will Be Clenched…Hearts Will Palpitate’

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Having just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, highlighted by the forthcoming release of the next Bond film, Skyfall, we’re reminded of just how much we love a good spy story.  B…

"Argo" Director Ben Affleck Lobbied Himself for Leading Role

"Argo" Director Ben Affleck Lobbied Himself for Leading Role

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Ben Affleck’s new drama Argo is based on the strange-but-true 1979 CIA operation to rescue from Iran six Americans who’d escaped the U.S. Embassy in Tehran before Islamic radicals took 52 hostages there.Under the gu…

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