Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony was a story of upset and redemption, as Life of Pi‘s Ang Lee beat out early favorite Steven Spielberg for best director, and Ben Affleck, long the butt of jokes for his work in front of the camera, accepted the trophy for best picture of Argo.
Although Les Misérables and Showtime’s Homeland led the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards with three wins each, the night belonged to Argo director Ben Affleck and hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
During a weak weekend at the North American box office, Argo claimed to No. 1 spot, while Cloud Atlas, Fun Size and Chasing Mavericks saw disappointing openings.
Bryan Cranston is in talks for a role in Argo, the recently revealed based-on-truth story set against the Iran Hostage Crisis that will be directed by, and star, Ben Affleck.