25 February 2013 8:18 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Academy Awards are over for another year. The songs have been sung and the gongs have been given. So what worked and what didn't?

What We Liked …

1) Baffleck coming of age

The key acceptance speech of the evening came from Ben Affleck, as part of the producing team behind the best picture winner Argo. A man on a mission, for sure: he had been, bizarrely, shut out from the best director category, and in any case was on a very, very long road back from the humiliation of Gigli and the whole Bennifer thing. He proceeded, very quickly, to get very tired and emotional. "I wanna thank Canada, I wanna thank our friends in Iran… I wanna thank my wife, who I don't normally associate with Iran… " As the audience dissolved, and Jennifer Garner (the wife in question) got a bit teary, Affleck did a quick, intense bit of »

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