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The Iranian Government Wants To Sue Hollywood Over ‘Argo’

[credit provider=”Argo trailer” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T29kIOXpj6o”] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media say authorities are planning to sue Hollywood over the Oscar-winning “Argo” because of the movie’s allegedly “unrealistic portrayal” of the country.Several news outlets, including the pro-reform Shargh daily, said on Tuesday that French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre is in Iran for […]
The Iranian Government Wants To Sue Hollywood Over ‘Argo’
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Iran Media Slams Argo’s Oscar Win As ‘The Most Political Oscar Ever’

[credit provider=””Argo””] Iranian media on Monday scoffed at Hollywood’s awarding of its top honour to Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage drama “Argo”, branding it a “political” win while poking fun at US first lady Michelle Obama’s surprise appearance at the Oscar ceremony.The 85th Academy Awards is “the most political Oscar ever,” […]
Iran Media Slams Argo’s Oscar Win As ‘The Most Political Oscar Ever’
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There’s A Big Historical Trend Going Against ‘Argo’ For Best Picture

[credit provider=”John Shearer / AP”] Despite a snub from the Academy last month in the Best Directing category, Ben Affleck’s CIA-operative film “Argo” has topped awards season. It’s won Best Picture at both the BAFTA and Golden Globes and Affleck has taken the top awards at both the Critics Choice Awards and […]
There’s A Big Historical Trend Going Against ‘Argo’ For Best Picture
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Despite Academy Snub, Ben Affleck Takes Home Top Prize At Director’s Guild Awards

[credit provider=”BBC News screencap” url=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20984772″] He wasn’t even nominated for an Oscar, but on Saturday night Ben Affleck received the top directing prize at the Director’s Guild of America Awards (DGA) — voted on by his fellow directors. The “Good Will Hunting” actor beat out top talent including Kathryn Bigelow for “Zero Dark 30,” Tom […]
Despite Academy Snub, Ben Affleck Takes Home Top Prize At Director’s Guild Awards
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Outlawed ‘Argo’ DVDs Are Selling By The Thousands In Iran

[credit provider=””Argo””] It’s not only the Academy that snubbed director Ben Affleck for “Argo,” but Iran, too, doesn’t want anything to do with Affleck or his film.In response to the liberal Hollywood interpretation of the real-life 444-day siege by Iranian students of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and how the CIA […]
Outlawed ‘Argo’ DVDs Are Selling By The Thousands In Iran
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Iran Is Producing Its Own Version Of ‘Argo’ To Counter US ‘Propaganda’

[credit provider=”Argo/Warner Bros.”] Hollywood loves Argo, Ben Affleck’s telling of a heroic sidestory in the 1979-81 Iran hostage crisis: The film is nominated for seven Oscars and has already won a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award for best movie of 2012, with Affleck picking up best directing honours.The Islamic […]
Iran Is Producing Its Own Version Of ‘Argo’ To Counter US ‘Propaganda’