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Argo won its first big award of the night, taking home Best Adapted Screenplay. It beat out tough competition in works adapted for screen. You can see PolicyMic's look at the film's original works here

Here's who Argo was up against: 

Best Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Chris Terrio, Argo
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
David Magee, Life of Pi