Oscar mania hits Hollywood with “Argo” storming to Oscar victory

The biggest global entertainment event that regaled about 40.3 million viewers worldwide was the 85th annual Oscars ceremony. The grand show of the Oscar event on Sunday night had thrown opened lot of surprises in the form of “Argo” that stormed to be the Best Picture of the year. In the process, there were disappointments for front-runner “Lincoln” and handing over the overall wins to “Life of Pi”. The movie “Argo” based on the Iran hostage drama marked the triumphant comeback into the Hollywood’s mainstream for its director “Ben Affleck”, who failed to get a nomination in the directing category six weeks ago.

This was the first time since “Driving Miss Daisy” in 1990 that a film won the top prize for Oscars without its director also being nominated. The film “Argo” won the best film editing and best adapted screenplay for its overwhelming and often comedic tale of the CIA mission to rescue six U.S. diplomats from Tehran shortly after the Islamic Revolution. The award rating for Oscar usually depends more heavily on the nominated films and this year a broad range of movies took home Oscar trophies from hits like Agro, Lincoln, Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook. The Oscar show took about 3 hours and 35 minutes to conclude and historically a typical lengthy event for about 20 minutes longer of the previous Oscar events of the last two years. The host of the show Seth MacFarlane received criticism from some of the critics for his comments judged to be offensive while his fans thought he was too tame.


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