Argo has come into award season as the picture to beat. It has swept all the major awards at all of the most important award shows. Tomorrow night is going to be a best picture win for Argo.
Best Picture Nominees:
"Argo" Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
"Django Unchained" Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
"Les Misérables" Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
"Life of Pi" Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
"Lincoln" Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
"Silver Linings Playbook" Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
"Zero Dark Thirty" Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers
Argo is the movie to beat this year. So far, it has swept the Golden Globes, SAGs, DGA's and the BAFTA's. And just several months ago, it looked like Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty were going to be the favorites going into Oscar night. How quickly the momentum can change in the world of Oscar.
Argo was the underdog going into award season, but it has all the cards stacked in its favor. Even though Ben Affleck is not nominated for Best Director, Argo still has the makings of a Best Picture winner. Tomorrow night is going to be a big night for the Argo team, and it will further cement Ben Affleck's status as one of the most prominent directors in Hollywood. It will silence all the critics who dared joke about Affleck's horrible haircut for the movie. Let the haters be silenced.