"Argo" wins at SAG and PGA awards

Ben Affleck's film seems well-poised for a big Oscar win

By Prachi Gupta
January 28, 2013 6:45PM (UTC)
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Even though Ben Affleck is not eligible to win best director in this year's Oscar race, his 1979 Iranian-hostage movie "Argo" seems poised to win big at the 85th Annual Academy Awards, making it a viable contender against other season favorites: "Zero Dark Thirty," "Lincoln," and "Silver Linings Playbook." So far, "Argo" has won two Golden Globes and this weekend won awards at two of the three major industry awards ceremonies, the Producers Guild Awards and the Screen Actor Guild Awards. The Directors Guild Awards takes place next week. Industry awards, along with the Golden Globes, are among the best predictors of the Oscar race.

Affleck, however, stayed modest. When asked about what the Oscar winners could be, Affleck said: "I don't do handicapping or try to divine what's going to happen down the road with movies." The 85h Annual Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 24, 2013.


A complete list of winners at Sunday's 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards:


Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"

Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Supporting actor: Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"

Supporting actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"


Cast: "Argo"

Stunt ensemble: "Skyfall"



Actor in a movie or miniseries: Kevin Costner "Hatfields & McCoys"

Actress in a movie or miniseries: Julianne Moore, "Game Change"

Actor in a drama series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"

Actress in a drama series: Claire Danes, "Homeland"


Actor in a comedy series: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"

Actress in a comedy series: Tina Fey, "30 Rock"

Drama series cast: "Downton Abbey"

Comedy series cast: "Modern Family"

Stunt ensemble: "Game of Thrones"


Life Achievement: Dick Van Dyke

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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