Will the Golden Globe Results Help 'Argo' Win an Oscar?

Film 2013/01/14 23:00:00
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There weren't too many surprises at Sunday night's Golden Globes: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hilarious, Daniel Day Lewis won an award and Adele's acceptance speech for "Best Original Song" was charmingly excitable.

However, there was one big surprise: Ben Affleck's film "Argo" took home the "Best Motion Picture" award in the Drama category. Affleck himself also won the award for Best Director -- beating off such heavyweights as Steven Spielberg, and recent winner Kathryn Bigelow.

With the Academy Awards looming on the horizon, the Golden Globes are often seen as a good way to predict which films will be taking home Oscar statuettes. "Argo" is up for Best Picture, and although Affleck hasn't been nominated as a director, it still seems likely that this Globes success could lead to further awards. Do you think that "Argo" may win an Academy Award based on its Golden Globes win?

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  • Domenic Stagno 2013/01/15 18:00:56
    Domenic Stagno
    I absolutely loved this movie! It is a very fine film. One of the best things about this film is that Affleck had the intelligence and the courage to challenge the system! He did not gloss over the politics and put himself out there and made himself vunerable to attacks from conservative politicians/War Hawks!! he told the truth that this mess in Iran happened because of American imperialism and greed. Yes, folks, we caused this whole situation because of our interenference and supporting and propping up the Shah who brutalized his own people while the people in Washington, who pulled the strings stood by and warched him brutalize his own people for the sake of power and great wealth!
    The downside of this is that conservatives and many people who are ignorant of history, will go after him and will try to deny him the Oscars that he and this film deserve.
    It has it all: great plot/story, action, suspense, intrigue and a excellent cast and acting.
    This movie will be a favorite for a long time on DVD , Netflicks, Cable etc. Bravo!!!

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  • Dave 007 2013/01/20 12:54:22
    Dave 007
    These award shows all suck. These shows only pick flicks that nobody goes to so that people will now go to see.
  • silentart 2013/01/18 04:38:20
    Can not favor one of those film as I wait to see them on Netflix...
  • Meljahun 2013/01/17 23:18:01
  • Catherine 2013/01/17 17:11:25
  • manju chhetri 2013/01/17 05:58:49
    manju chhetri
    ewwww hahha
  • MidnightCowboy 2013/01/16 21:12:48
    Because the movie was snubbed in the Best Director Oscar category. In most cases, a movie will not win Best Picture at the Oscars without its Director being nominated.
  • Tennessee3501 2013/01/16 20:57:53
    It could cause voters to give the movie a second look, but I support "Lincoln" which was the best and most inspiring movies I have seen in years. "Les Mis" could win also, but if Argo had the support necessary to win, why was Ben not nominated for "Best Director"?
  • bt sedlock 2013/01/16 17:13:05
    bt sedlock
    I haven't seen it yet to judge it so I don't know.
  • cranejumper 2013/01/16 09:23:53
  • nicesteve 2013/01/16 07:54:20
    Although I won't bet the ranch on it, it is possible.
  • me 2013/01/16 03:50:01
    Well, maybe..I don't really know and haven't seen the movie. I know I like Ben Affleck a WHOLE lot more as a director than as an actor based on the only other movie I've seen him direct which was "Gone, Baby, Gone". That had me mesmerized start to finish. So reading about "Argo" here, I hope I enjoy that one as much. As for awards, I hope they all get what they deserve in that respect. I know there's a lot of behind the scenes "politics" to all the film awards, too. But it looks like this past year was pretty good for movies and we might have quite a few "winners" to choose from. I love good movies!
  • John Walker II 2013/01/16 01:56:08
    John Walker II
    What won the award for Affleck was the hollywood politics, not any actual merit.

    For note, Affleck for the most part knows what he's doing.. but I think other directors were more deserving. It was the politics that decided this one.
  • bt sedlock John Wa... 2013/01/16 17:18:29
    bt sedlock
    What about the Hobbit winning an Oscar?
  • John Wa... bt sedlock 2013/01/17 16:35:16
    John Walker II
    I would assume they have to get some of it right just to keep that air of legitimacy.

    Sorry, for me, that ship has already sailed.
  • bt sedlock John Wa... 2013/01/20 22:43:29
    bt sedlock
    What ship?
  • John Wa... bt sedlock 2013/01/25 18:17:42
    John Walker II
    The one that carried their respectability in it's cargo hold.

    It's already gone and sunk as far as I care.
  • bt sedlock John Wa... 2013/01/28 19:29:09
    bt sedlock
    You don't think that the Hobbit will win an Oscar?
  • John Wa... bt sedlock 2013/01/30 19:36:28
    John Walker II
    the ship I'm talking about is the one carrying any respectibility the group of people running the Oscars had.

    It's holly wood politics, no more, and dressed up to appear 'nice' to appeal to the mass idiots who think they can do no harm.
  • MapoTofu 2013/01/16 01:52:02
    Who knows? I didn't see the movie, but heard it was great. Good for Affleck, though my girlfriend throws up in her mouth whenever she sees him.
  • nami 2013/01/16 00:43:44
    Who cares about the golden globes?
  • DOriginalDonald 2013/01/16 00:07:40
    Golden Globes poor indicator for Oscars. Benn AFfffffffffffffffffffffffffff... not nominated for BD. Add it all up, Argo ergo nogo.
  • Kigan 2013/01/15 23:34:47
    Don't know - Don't care.
  • Pistol Pete 2013/01/15 23:26:51
    Pistol Pete
    I am NOT a big fan of Bennifer. Phony Hollywood plastic man. He would have married that plastic woman, Lopez, just for the publicity. Lopez demands that her staff an vendors look down at the floor when she enters any room, and NEVER look directly at her. Can you imagine HOW phony you need to be to get engaged to a woman like that? I can. I don't care if he cures cancer, I DON'T LIKE HIM!!!
  • readmylips 2013/01/15 22:32:46
    Are we supposed to care? I thought the Oscar was supposed to go to the occupant in the WH this year for his portrayal of a king. You know like the Pulizer Peace Prize for all his accomplishments with uniting the U.S. and Father of the Year for having two children with his wife. What are we missing? The Oscar is just a lot of hype to make Hollywood richer and a way to pat each other on the back.
  • skyster 2013/01/15 22:05:54
    The politics within the Academy of Motion Picture Arts is not influenced by Hollywood Foreign Press.
  • Yes
    Catnip "Guru" ◊◊◊∞◊◊◊
    It was a very good movie after all!
  • A Fab 2013/01/15 20:44:07
    A Fab
    Possibly, but the Academy is not the same as the Hollywood Foreign Press, they might but most surely reward Lincoln...
  • El Prez 2013/01/15 20:42:28
    El Prez
    There is a good chance that it will gain some favor but the competition is strong.
  • bt sedlock El Prez 2013/01/16 17:23:14
    bt sedlock
    How about 2016: OBAMA'S AMERICA?
  • El Prez bt sedlock 2013/01/16 20:04:46
  • MichelleluvsRonWeasley 2013/01/15 20:38:25
    I've never even heard of that movie. It just reminds me of Greek mythology.
  • wgossett99 Michell... 2013/01/15 21:34:20
    You should see it. Based on a true story.

    Back in 1979 when Iran overthrew the Shah and stormed the US Embassy, 52 workers were held hostage for 444 days. However 6 staffers escaped and hid out with a Canadian diplomat until the CIA could sneak them out. The plan was to convince the Iranians that the escapees were part of a film crew scouting locations for a science fiction movie called "Argo." This involved setting up a phony production company in Hollywood and actually running auditions for parts in the "Argo" movie.

    Great movie.
  • Robert Strobel 2013/01/15 20:33:29
    Robert Strobel
    Don't care,don't care. don't care.
  • newleaf Robert ... 2013/01/16 04:56:44
    Then why comment
  • bt sedlock newleaf 2013/01/16 17:25:02
    bt sedlock
    Maybe because they give us only two choices, a Yes and a No.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2013/01/15 20:32:33
  • Vieuphoria 2013/01/15 19:57:15
    Does it deserve one?
  • wgossett99 Vieuphoria 2013/01/15 21:35:42
    It was an excellent movie. However, it is the only nominee I saw.
  • charles nelson 2013/01/15 19:46:05
    charles nelson
    Study the time, and solar collectors... Miss you Jimmy....but you were so negative.
  • mikehowington 2013/01/15 19:42:12
    I could really care less. Golden Globes, Academy Awards....blah blah blah. Its all about the same people patting themselves on the back. Its advertising really....that's it. And everyone gets a chance. They just stand in line and when someone/some picture needs to be promoted, they get an award. Its stupid...and we all buy into it and give them more.

    As far as Ben Affleck goes....I don't like him anymore because he is sticking his nose into politics. I put him right up there with Sean Penn. He is successful but uneducated. Please, sir, stick with movies and make believe and keep out of the important stuff.

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