Close

Wonderwall

DGA: Another big night for Affleck and 'Argo'?

The Associated Press, Saturday, February 2, 2013, 8:40am (PST)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood's strange awards season continues this weekend with another ceremony that could firm up a big Oscar win for Ben Affleck's "Argo."

The Directors Guild of America hands out prizes Saturday night in Los Angeles in what typically is a final blessing for the film that goes on to win best-picture and director at the Academy Awards.

But here's the rub: Affleck is up for best direction of a feature film at the Directors Guild awards, and "Argo" is looking like the best-picture favorite at the Oscars on Feb. 24. But the director's branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences overlooked Affleck and several other key filmmakers for an Oscar directing slot.

The guild and Oscar directing lineups usually match up closely, but they have little in common this season.

Show Comments
When using Facebook Connect your image and name may display on Wonderwall. All Privacy Settings are controlled by Facebook
Like us on Facebook?
UP NEXT
New Look
We are updating our Terms of Use. Learn More
aa