Originally Posted by K.W.H.
No worries, Affleck wasn't gonna win Best Director anyway, no way with Speilberg, Russell and Bigelow around. Of course, they snubbed her but that still leaves the other two. Argo was a bit run of the mill if you ask me. Certainly nowhere near as good as Zero.
I still have to see Zero Dark Thirty myself but the way Affleck told the story & built tension in Argo I thought was impressive. One reviewer on TV today even said Afflect pretty much put the viewer in the hostage crisis with the people on screen, that's how effective his direction was. Oh well. I don't get too worked up over the Oscars but I thought for sure he'd get a nomination at least.