Argo winning Best Ensemble over Silver Linings Playbook & Lincoln at tonight's Screen Actors Guild Awards is the strongest indication yet that it's the one to beat for Best Picture at the Oscars.
I can't help but wonder how much Ben Affleck being snubbed for Best Director in the Oscar noms is influencing these results.
Although I'm still not convinced that Argo will win best picture the continuing success of the film makes Affleck's omission from the Best Director Oscar category look increasingly bizarre. If I was more of a conspiracy theorist I'd suggest something strange afoot at AMPAS,
The BAFTAs will be most interesting this year. I think Affleck is almost certain to collect the Director's Guild award so if he also picks up the BAFTA it makes the Academy look out of touch.