And they couldn't have chosen better. From the over-studied historicity of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, and the flamboyant feyness of David O'Russell's The Silver Linings Playbook to the cold calculated terror chronicle in Katheryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty and the lumbering lyricism of Ang Lee's Life Of Pi -- this was the year when the Oscars went to the most undeserving.
Or so it seemed when lobbies bellowed fire and ire against Argo for distorting facts pertaining to a 1980 hostage situation in Iran. As though a heightened watchability level of a film automatically eliminates it from the hall of excellence!
Text: Subhash K. Jha/IANS
In picture: Ben Affleck, director of Argo, holds up his Oscar award in a victorious pose.