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‘Argo’ Wins Best Film Oscar, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Shunned

February 25, 2013

‘Argo’ Wins Best Picture Oscar as ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Is Shunned

Ben Affleck, center, George Clooney, right, and Grant Heslov celebrate in the press room after winning the trophy for Best Picture for "Argo" during the 85th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 24, 2013. Photographer: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” about the rescue of American hostages from Iran more than 30 years ago, captured the Academy Award for best picture, winning out over eight other films including “Lincoln.”

“Zero Dark Thirty,” about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, was largely overlooked, gaining only a split win for sound editing today at the Academy Awards in Hollywood.

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