Feb 11 2013, 3:57pm CST | by Susan McGlaun
Argo's triumph is key not only because of what it says about how (some) Academy members are leaning, but because of what it says about Argo—and its appeal.
Since 2000 and up until Sunday, the distinctly British-accented BAFTA Awards had honored only two films about Americans as directed by U.S.-born filmmakers with Best Picture. To join the exclusive club, Argo had to bridge the divide, and triumph over not so much Lincoln (another very American story), but Les Misérables, directed by Londoner Tom Hooper, and Life of Pi, directed by international favorite Ang Lee.
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