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Here's a name you may not have expected to hear this awards season: Mel Gibson. As Ben Affleck's Argo, fresh off its big wins at the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild awards, seemingly closes in on the Best Picture Oscar that not long ago seemed unlikely, Gibson becomes a key historical figure, his legacy both showing how, yes, Argo is the new lock, and how, no, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln isn't out of it yet.  In the winter of 1996, Ron Howard's Apollo 13 won the top film prize from the Screen Actors Guild. A week later, Howard took home the Directors Guild of America Award; Apollo 13 scored the Producers Guild Award. "The Oscar Countdown Continues for Apollo 13," the »

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