LOS ANGELES — Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” a film about a fake movie, has earned a very real prize: best picture at the Academy Awards.
From the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Jack Nicholson to help present the final prize.
“There are eight great films that have every right, as much a right to be up here as we do,” Affleck said of the other best-picture nominees.
In share-the-wealth mode, Oscar voters… Continue reading Oscars 2013: 'Argo' Takes Home Best Picture at 85th Academy Awards
Here’s your 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. Identity Thief – $ 36.5 million
2. Warm Bodies – $ 11.5 million
3. Side Effects – $ 10.0 million
4. Silver Linings Playbook – $ 6.9 million
5. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – $ 5.7 million
6. Mama – $ 4.3 million
7. Zero Dark Thirty – $ 4.0 million
8. Argo – $ 2.5 million
9 . Django Unchained – $ 2.2
Is “Argo” now the Oscar frontrunner for Best Picture? It certainly looks that way after the film won the top prize at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night. This would be an impressive feat for the film, considering its director, Ben Affleck, got snubbed from the Academy Award nominations for Best Director earlier this month (the last film to come away with the Best Picture Oscar… Continue reading SAG Awards 2013 Winners: 'Argo' Takes Top Prize; Is Best Picture Oscar Next?