'Argo' Wins Best Picture, Though Iran Disagrees

Tying with Les Misèrables for second place with the most awards received at the 85th Academy Awards, Argo achieved three Oscar vistories on Sunday night, including the prestigious Best Picture award. It beat out Life of Pi (which took home four awards, the most of the night), Amour, Les Misèrables, Lincoln, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty for the prominent award.

Nominated for seven total awards, Argo also won in the film editing and writing categories. William Goldenberg was the film editor and Chris Terrio was the writer.

Lead actor and director of the film, Ben Affleck, was not nominated in the directing category by the Academy. This is the first time since 1990 that a film has won best picture without a nomination for the director as well.

"Naturally, I was disappointed," Affleck said in an article on The Age. "But when I look at the directors who weren't nominated - Paul Thomas Anderson, Kathryn Bigelow, Tom Hooper, Quentin Tarantino, these were all amazing directors who I admire."

Although Affleck and fans of the movie were thrilled about its success, Iran was not so pleased with the award.