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Argo , directed by Ben Affleck, won the coveted Darryl F. Zanuck award at the Producers Guild of America (PGA) show in Beverly Hills on Saturday.
NME reports the film, produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Affleck, was given the award after the 5,400 members of the PGA picked it over Beats of the Southern Wild , Django Unchained , Les Miserables , Life Of Pi , Lincoln , Moonrise Kingdom , Silver Linings Playbook , Skyfall , and Zero Dark Thirty
TheCelebrityCafe.com reported earlier this month Affleck’s film could possibly win Best Picture at the Academy Awards without a Best Director nod. However, this PGA win is a very strong indicator Affleck will win the Best Picture award come Oscar night.
NME continues to report the PGA winner has matched the Best Picture winner at the Oscars for the past five years. It last was different when the Zanuck award went to Little Miss Sunshine while The Departed won Best Picture in 2006.
During his PGA acceptance speech, Affleck said the award was “incredible and exciting.” He acknowledged his wife Jennifer Garner, Clooney, Heslov, and several executives.
To see if Affleck takes home the golden statue on Oscar night, tune into the Academy Awards Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. on ABC.