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'Argo' builds momentum heading into Oscars

Affleck wins top film honors from Directors Guild of America

10:26 PM, Feb. 6, 2013
Ben Affleck, whose film 'Argo' is nominated for best picture at the Oscars, arrives at the 85th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif. The film has won virtually every major film award since Affleck was snubbed for a best-director nomination when the Oscars nominees were announced Jan. 10.
Ben Affleck, whose film 'Argo' is nominated for best picture at the Oscars, arrives at the 85th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif. The film has won virtually every major film award since Affleck was snubbed for a best-director nomination when the Oscars nominees were announced Jan. 10.
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The "Argo" juggernaut churns on.

"Argo" director Ben Affleck won top film honors from the Directors Guild of America this past weekend for his CIA thriller about the Iran hostage crisis, giving his film vital momentum heading into the Feb. 24 Academy Awards.

"Argo," once considered a possible spoiler for the best-picture plans of the sweeping "Lincoln" and "Les Miserables," has emerged as a front-runner. The film has won virtually every major film award since Affleck was snubbed for a best-director nomination when the Oscars nominees were announced Jan. 10. ...

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