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'Argo' Takes Home Top Prize at 2013 Producers Guild Awards

January 27, 2013 (10:13 am) GMT
After the Ben Affleck-directed movie wins the PGAs top honor for feature film, speculation arises that the thriller loosely based on a true story of Iran hostage crisis will likely claim Best Picture

"" cemented its status as a strong contender for winner of this year's Oscar Best Picture by taking the top prize at Producers Guild Awards. , who serves as the director, the leading actor and the producer, was honored with the Darryl F. Zanuck outstanding producer of motion picture along with his co-producers and Grant Heslov.

The "Daredevil" actor came to the event with his wife , who looked stunning in an Oscar de la Renta dress with Brian Atwood shoes, Cartier jewels, and a Roger Vivier bag. "I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that I'm still working as an actor," he jokingly said in his acceptance speech. She also took the stage to present J.J. Abrams with a lifetime achievement award.

Based on a 1997 article "Canadian Caper" about the rescue mission led by a CIA operative to free six U.S. diplomats during Iran hostage crisis, "Argo" beats nine strong competitors "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "" and "".

The Iran-hostage real-life movie was also named Best Motion Picture - Drama at Golden Globe Awards earlier this month and led Affleck to win Best Director at the same event, but it was the PGAs win that got people talking since the top winner at the PGAs most likely goes on to win Best Picture at Academy Awards on February 24.

A year ago, "" followed up its big win at the PGAs by taking the title of Best Picture at the Oscars. A year prior, "" was victorious at the Academy Awards after winning the top prize at the PGAs. The last time the PGA and the Academy didn't agree was six years ago when the former chose "" and the later picked Martin Scorsese's"".

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