The biggest Oscar upsets
“Argo” triumphs over “Lincoln”? – Despite not making the cut in the Best Director category, actor/director Ben Affleck’s compelling true-to-life thriller “Argo” looks poised to top Steven Spielberg’s presidential biopic “Lincoln” at the upcoming Academy Awards. Affleck’s movie has swept almost every awards show in the lead up to Oscar, most recently taking the top prize at Britain’s BAFTAs. Spielberg will more than likely earn his third Best Director trophy for “Lincoln,” but given “Argo's” impressive pre-Oscar run, it’s difficult to imagine Affleck’s film not winning Best Picture at this point. But as this list will hopefully demonstrate, anything can happen on Oscar night. Maybe there’s another underdog waiting in the wings.