Sunday, January 27, 2013
ARGO wins the PGA.
Last night Ben Affleck's smooth, intensely directed Argo took the Producer's Guild of America top prize for film. Does this lead the way straight to the Best Picture Oscar? Is Argo the front runner over Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook, and what should be Zero Dark Thirty? Can Argo become the first film to win Best Picture without having a Best Director nomination since Driving Miss Daisy did it in 1990? It is looking good right now for the Warner Brothers produced film on the creation of a fake movie to be filmed in Iran when the US and Canada are really trying to rescue and extract Americans out of a hostage situation in Tehran. Ben Affleck deserves the credit because his film blends comedy and suspense so well and he has crafted a brilliant piece of work. He has definitely turned his career around and has become a top notch director with real talent and sophistication. I'm still in the Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook boat but with Argo's wins at the Globes and PGA's who knows what will happen. There is still the DGA and I'm kind of rooting for Affleck. He deserves it and definitely deserved a Best Director nom at the Oscars. I really enjoyed Argo and it is a very polished, good film, so if it wins out, I won't complain.