The road to Oscar gold stops at Penn State.
Argo, the Holy-Schnikes-this-can’t-be-real-but-it-is tale, will play in the HUB Auditorium this weekend as part of Late Night Penn State. The Ben Affleck production is the first Best Picture nominee of the season to make its way on campus. Showtimes can be found here.
The movie tells the unbelievably true story of the CIA’s plan to rescue six US embassy employees who are trapped in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Under the guise of a science-fiction film, the US government devises a plan to rescue the trapped Americans.
Initially considered an underdog at the Academy Awards, Argo has collected notable awards in the past month. Last night, the cast won Best Ensemble at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. This award came after a surprising Best Drama and Best Director victories at the Golden Globes two weeks ago.
The movie and its awards also earned the accolade of President Jimmy Carter.*
— Chris (@TheOddDominion) January 14, 2013
*Might not actually be Jimmy Carter