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Bafta win boosts Oscar hunt for Ben Affleck's Argo

US actor-director Ben Affleck won the Best Director award for his film Argo. Photo: AFP

Iran hostage crisis drama Argo won the best film prize at Britain's Bafta awards in a further boost for US actor-director Ben Affleck's movie ahead of the Oscars later this month.

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Ben Affleck with his award for 'Argo' at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Photo: Reuters

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Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

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Affleck film recounts Hollywood role in Iran crisis

Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez (centre) in 'Argo', a rescue thriller about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. Photo: AP

Actor-director Ben Affleck’s latest movie tells the incredible story of Hollywood’s role in an attempt to get a group of US diplomats out of Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis.

Argo, Affleck’s third film behind the camera, is set against the backdrop of the Iranian revolution and the international standoff in which 52 Americans were held in Tehran for more than a year.

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