Due Tuesday, Feb. 19 from Warner Bros., actor, producer and director Ben Affleck’s Argo not only is truth that’s stranger than fiction. It’s also truth that’s more compelling, relevant and timely than any fiction in the running for this year’s Best Picture Oscar.
Yet Affleck, as director, isn’t nominated.
To some, that’s sacrilege — and certainly will be if Argo wins best picture and another, thereby lesser, film wins for best director. But that’s how Oscars are even more apt to shake out since the Academy added more Best Picture nominees (up to 10) compared to five nods for Best Director. (more…)