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Argo

October 12, 2012 | 2h 01m

Genre

Action, Drama

Director

Ben Affleck

Cast

Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishe, Chris Messina, Zeljko Ivanek, Titus Welliver, Keith Szarabajka, Bob Gunton, Richard Kind, Richard Dillane, Taylor Schilling, Kyle Chandler, Nelson Franklin, Michael Parks, Omid Abtahi, Page Leong, Farshad Farahat

Producer

Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney, David Klawans, Nina Wolarsky, Chris Brigham, Chay Carter, Graham King, Tim Headington, Amy Herman

Writer

Chris Terrio, Antonio J Mendez, Joshuah Bearman

Synopsis

Based on true events, "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis--the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

Awards

  • Alan Arkin Co-Winner for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Alan Arkin Nominee for the 2012 Academy Award for Actor In a Supporting Role
  • Alan Arkin Nominee for the 2012 BAFTA Award for Actor In a Supporting Role
  • Alan Arkin Nominee for the 2012 Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Alan Arkin Nominee for the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
  • Alan Arkin Nominee for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Alexandre Desplat Nominee for the 2012 Academy Award for Music (Original Score)
  • Alexandre Desplat Nominee for the 2012 BAFTA Award for Original Film Music
  • Alexandre Desplat Nominee for the 2012 Critics' Choice Award for Best Score
  • Alexandre Desplat Nominee for the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - Motion Picture
  • Ben Affleck Co-Winner for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Picture
  • Ben Affleck Co-Winner for the 2012 BAFTA Award for Film
  • Ben Affleck Co-Winner for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Ben Affleck Co-Winner for the 2013 Producers Guild of America Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures
  • Ben Affleck Nominee for the 2012 BAFTA Award for Actor In a Leading Role
  • Ben Affleck Winner for the 2012 BAFTA Award for Director
  • Ben Affleck Winner for the 2012 Critics' Choice Award for Best Director
  • Ben Affleck Winner for the 2012 Directors Guild of America Award for Feature Film
  • Ben Affleck Winner for the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
  • Ben Affleck Winner for the 2012 National Board of Review Award for Special Filmmaking Achievement
  • Bryan Cranston Co-Winner for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Chris Messina Co-Winner for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Chris Terrio Nominee for the 2012 BAFTA Award for Adapted Screenplay
  • Chris Terrio Nominee for the 2012 Critics' Choice Award for Best Screenplay Adaptation
  • Chris Terrio Nominee for the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
  • Chris Terrio Winner for the 2012 Academy Award for Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
  • Chris Terrio Winner for the 2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay
  • Chris Terrio Winner for the 2013 Writers Guild of America Award for Adapted Screenplay
  • Christopher Denham Co-Winner for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Clea DuVall Co-Winner for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Erik Aadahl Co-Nominee for the 2012 Academy Award for Sound Editing
  • Ethan van der Ryn Co-Nominee for the 2012 Academy Award for Sound Editing
  • George Clooney Co-Winner for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Picture
  • George Clooney Co-Winner for the 2012 BAFTA Award for Film
  • George Clooney Co-Winner for the 2013 Producers Guild of America Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures
  • Grant Heslov Co-Winner for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Picture
  • Grant Heslov Co-Winner for the 2012 BAFTA Award for Film
  • Grant Heslov Co-Winner for the 2013 Producers Guild of America Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures
  • Gregg Rudloff Co-Nominee for the 2012 Academy Award for Sound Mixing
  • John Goodman Co-Winner for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • John Goodman Winner for the 2012 National Board of Review Award for Spotlight Award
  • John T Reitz Co-Nominee for the 2012 Academy Award for Sound Mixing
  • Jose Antonio Garcia Co-Nominee for the 2012 Academy Award for Sound Mixing
  • Kerry Bishe Co-Winner for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Kyle Chandler Co-Winner for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Nominee for the 2012 Critics' Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble
  • Rory Cochrane Co-Winner for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Scoot McNairy Co-Winner for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Tate Donovan Co-Winner for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Victor Garber Co-Winner for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • William Goldenberg Nominee for the 2012 Critics' Choice Award for Best Editing
  • William Goldenberg Runner-Up for the 2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Editing
  • William Goldenberg Winner for the 2012 Academy Award for Film Editing
  • William Goldenberg Winner for the 2012 BAFTA Award for Editing
  • William Goldenberg Winner for the 2012 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film Editing
  • Winner for the 2012 Critics' Choice Award for Best Picture
  • Winner for the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama

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