DHAKA: Iran-hostage drama ‘Argo’ continued its journey from awards-season outsider to favourite, winning three prizes, including best-picture, at the British Academy Film Awards.
Ben Affleck was named best director for the based-on-reality story of a longshot plan to rescue a group of American diplomats from Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and the film also took the editing trophy.
Affleck, who has made a remarkable journey from little-regarded actor to award-winning director, dedicated his directing prize to ‘anyone out there who’s trying to get their second act’.
George Clooney, a producer of ‘Argo’, quipped:
‘I don’t know what you’re going to do for a third act.’
Daniel Day-Lewis won his universally expected best-actor trophy for ‘Lincoln’ - the only prize out of 10 nominations for Steven Spielberg’s historical biopic, reports daily Hurriyet.
BDST: 1712 HRS, FEB 11, 2013
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor- firstname.lastname@example.org
All rights reserved. Sale, redistribution or reproduction of information/photos/illustrations/video/audio contents on this website in any form without prior permission from banglanews24.com are strictly prohibited and liable to legal action.