‘Argo’ Wins Best Film Oscar, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Shunned

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Ben Affleck, center, George Clooney, right, and Grant Heslov celebrate in the press room after winning the trophy for Best Picture for "Argo" during the 85th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 24, 2013.

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Ben Affleck, center, George Clooney, right, and Grant Heslov celebrate in the press room after winning the trophy for Best Picture for "Argo" during the 85th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 24, 2013. Close

Ben Affleck, center, George Clooney, right, and Grant Heslov celebrate in the press room after winning the trophy for... Read More

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Producer Grant Heslov accepts the Best Picture award for “Argo” onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 24, 2013. Close

Producer Grant Heslov accepts the Best Picture award for “Argo” onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre... Read More

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Ben Affleck directs and stars as Tony Mendez in "Argo" in this handout photo taken on Aug. 10, 2011. Close

Ben Affleck directs and stars as Tony Mendez in "Argo" in this handout photo taken on Aug. 10, 2011.

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Zeljko Ivanek, from left, Matt Nolan, Titus Welliver, J.R. Cacia and Victor McCay star as Robert Pender, Peter Genco, Bates, Brice and Malick in "Argo" in this handout photo taken on Aug. 10, 2011. Close

Zeljko Ivanek, from left, Matt Nolan, Titus Welliver, J.R. Cacia and Victor McCay star as Robert Pender, Peter Genco,... Read More

Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” about the rescue of American hostages from Iran more than 30 years ago, captured the Academy Award for best picture, winning out over eight other films including “Lincoln.”

“Zero Dark Thirty,” about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, was largely overlooked, gaining only a split win for sound editing today at the Academy Awards in Hollywood.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Rob Golum at rgolum@bloomberg.net

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