Argo fete yourself. “Argo,” a rousing fact-based thriller about a plan to spirit US embassy workers out of revolutionary Iran by passing them off as a Canadian film crew, took the top prize at last night’s 85th annual Academy Awards. The film won best picture as well as the awards for best adapted screenplay and editing, and it marks a stunning career return for actor-director Ben Affleck, the once-mocked celebrity turned admired craftsman who accepted the best picture Oscar in a moving acceptance speech.
“It doesn’t matter if you get knocked down in life,” Affleck said onstage. “You’ve gotta get back up.”