History YMMV / Argo

31st Oct '15 1:59:54 PM Morgenthaler
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** The film's Best Picture win marks the first time since 1989, when ''DrivingMissDaisy'' won top honors, that the director of the Best Picture winner wasn't nominated for Best Director. Though it was much less {{egregious}} in that case because Bruce Beresford hadn't won any awards for directing it and in fact was barely nominated for anything at all. And the fact that ''Driving Miss Daisy'' became an unpopular choice for Best Picture fairly quickly afterwards (having beat out ''My Left Foot'' and ''BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'', as well as the un-nominated ''DoTheRightThing'') makes it less of a snub.

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** The film's Best Picture win marks the first time since 1989, when ''DrivingMissDaisy'' ''Film/DrivingMissDaisy'' won top honors, that the director of the Best Picture winner wasn't nominated for Best Director. Though it was much less {{egregious}} in that case because Bruce Beresford hadn't won any awards for directing it and in fact was barely nominated for anything at all. And the fact that ''Driving Miss Daisy'' became an unpopular choice for Best Picture fairly quickly afterwards (having beat out ''My Left Foot'' and ''BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'', ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'', as well as the un-nominated ''DoTheRightThing'') ''Film/DoTheRightThing'') makes it less of a snub.
15th Oct '15 9:29:40 PM kirant
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** New Zealand's parliament went as far as to pass [[http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/pb/debates/debates/50HansD_20130312_00000008/motions-%E2%80%94-human-rights-fiji%E2%80%94treatment-of-detainees-iran a motion in their House of Representatives]] applauding the efforts of their diplomats (who aided the Americans) and decrying the falsehoods presented in the movie.

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** New Zealand's parliament went as far as to pass [[http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/pb/debates/debates/50HansD_20130312_00000008/motions-%E2%80%94-human-rights-fiji%E2%80%94treatment-of-detainees-iran a motion in their House of Representatives]] applauding the efforts of their diplomats (who aided the Americans) Americans in transportation to the airport and coached the Americans on their roles) while decrying the falsehoods presented in the movie.
15th Oct '15 9:27:29 PM kirant
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** New Zealand's parliament went as far as to pass [[http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/pb/debates/debates/50HansD_20130312_00000008/motions-%E2%80%94-human-rights-fiji%E2%80%94treatment-of-detainees-iran a motion in their House of Representatives]] applauding the efforts of their diplomats (who aided the Americans) and decrying the falsehoods presented in the movie.
23rd Oct '14 5:55:55 AM Aquila89
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* AwardSnub: Ben Affleck [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/07/ben-affleck-oscar-snub-surprise_n_2427080.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment wasn't even nominated]] for Best Director at the Oscars. What's extremely jarring is the fact that Ben Affleck completed a sweep of the top prizes of all of the season's major precursor awards: he won the Critics' Choice Award for best picture (and best director), the Golden Globe Award for best picture-drama (and best director), the Producers Guild of America Award for best produced picture, the Screen Actors Guild Award for best ensemble, the Directors Guild of America Award for best director and the BAFTA Award for Best Film and Best Director. All these wins were supposed to position Affleck as the favorite for the Best Picture and Best Director Oscar (and ''Argo'' won the former) and yet he didn't even receive an Oscar ''nomination'' for Best Director. Even Oscars host SethMacFarlane made a joke about it during the ceremony: "Argo tells the previously classified story about an American hostage rescue in post-revolutionary Iran. The story was so top secret that the film’s director is unknown to the Academy."

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* AwardSnub: Ben Affleck [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/07/ben-affleck-oscar-snub-surprise_n_2427080.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment wasn't even nominated]] for Best Director at the Oscars. What's extremely jarring is the fact that Ben Affleck completed a sweep of the top prizes of all of the season's major precursor awards: he won the Critics' Choice Award for best picture (and best director), the Golden Globe Award for best picture-drama (and best director), the Producers Guild of America Award for best produced picture, the Screen Actors Guild Award for best ensemble, the Directors Guild of America Award for best director and the BAFTA Award for Best Film and Best Director. All these wins were supposed to position Affleck as the favorite for the Best Picture and Best Director Oscar (and ''Argo'' won the former) and yet he didn't even receive an Oscar ''nomination'' for Best Director. Even Oscars host SethMacFarlane made a joke about it during the ceremony: "Argo tells the previously classified story about an American hostage rescue in post-revolutionary Iran. The story was so top secret that the film’s director is unknown to the Academy."
11th Oct '14 3:42:35 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: The end of the film actually seems to go a bit out of its way to say the Canadians unfairly claimed credit for the operation's success. When Canada naturally complained about this a text postscript was added about their full involvement (under the consultation of the actual Ken Taylor), but opinions are still mixed on whether this goes far enough.

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* UnfortunateImplications: The end of the film actually seems to go a bit out of its way to say the Canadians unfairly claimed credit for the operation's success. When Canada naturally complained about this a text postscript was added about their full involvement (under the consultation of the actual Ken Taylor), but opinions are still mixed on whether this goes far enough.
20th Sep '14 1:06:07 AM kirant
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* UnfortunateImplications: The end of the film actually seems to go a bit out of its way to say the Canadians unfairly claimed credit for the operation's success. When Canada naturally complained about this a text postscript was added about their full involvement, but opinions are still mixed on whether this goes far enough.

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* UnfortunateImplications: The end of the film actually seems to go a bit out of its way to say the Canadians unfairly claimed credit for the operation's success. When Canada naturally complained about this a text postscript was added about their full involvement, involvement (under the consultation of the actual Ken Taylor), but opinions are still mixed on whether this goes far enough.
27th Jul '14 9:48:53 AM haloinsider
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** The film's Best Picture win marks the first time since 1989, when ''DrivingMissDaisy'' won top honors, that the director of the Best Picture winner wasn't nominated for Best Director. Though it was much less {{egregious}} in that case because Bruce Beresford hadn't won any awards for directing it and in fact was barely nominated for anything at all. And the fact that ''Driving Miss Daisy'' became an unpopular choice for Best Picture fairly quickly afterwards (having beat out ''My Left Foot'' and ''BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'') makes it less of a snub.
** At the very least, since Affleck was also one of the producers of the movie, he still managed to deliver the speech to close the night.

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** The film's Best Picture win marks the first time since 1989, when ''DrivingMissDaisy'' won top honors, that the director of the Best Picture winner wasn't nominated for Best Director. Though it was much less {{egregious}} in that case because Bruce Beresford hadn't won any awards for directing it and in fact was barely nominated for anything at all. And the fact that ''Driving Miss Daisy'' became an unpopular choice for Best Picture fairly quickly afterwards (having beat out ''My Left Foot'' and ''BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'') ''BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'', as well as the un-nominated ''DoTheRightThing'') makes it less of a snub.
** At the very least, since Affleck was also one of the producers of the movie, he still managed to deliver win an Oscar for his work on the film, even delivering the speech to close the night.
23rd Jul '14 8:45:38 AM Eegah
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* UnfortunateImplications: The end of the film actually seems to go a bit out of its way to say the Canadians unfairly claimed credit for the operation's success. When Canada naturally complained about this a text postscript was added about their full involvement, but opinions are still mixed on whether this goes far enough.
5th Jul '14 1:41:27 PM MagBas
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* HateDumb: As liked as the movie is, there are dissers... [[http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/07/opinion/seymour-movies-history including for the "unforgivable crime" of]] [[HollywoodHistory rewriting the story with artistic license]].
16th Feb '14 3:02:33 AM m8e
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* AmericansHateTingle: The film was a major box office success in the US and won the Academy Award for Best Picture but was not well-liked in Canada due to the large number of inaccuracies made to the story to [[AmericaSavesTheDay make the Americans out to be the sole heroes of the rescue]] (according to the former Canadian ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor, who was involved with the actual rescue, the Americans only did about 10% of the work while Canada handled the lion's share of what went on). The film even got such a poor reception at the Toronto Film Festival that director BenAffleck had to go back and recut some of the film (less than a month before opening) to give a fairer portrayal of the Canadians.

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* AmericansHateTingle: The film was a major box office success in the US and won the Academy Award for Best Picture but was not well-liked in Canada due to the large number of inaccuracies made to the story to [[AmericaSavesTheDay make the Americans out to be the sole heroes of the rescue]] (according to the former Canadian ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor, who was involved with the actual rescue, the Americans only did about 10% of the work while Canada handled the lion's share of what went on). The film even got such a poor reception at the Toronto Film Festival that director BenAffleck Creator/BenAffleck had to go back and recut some of the film (less than a month before opening) to give a fairer portrayal of the Canadians.
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