It’s almost that time again when the annual awards season reaches the wonderful craziness that is the Oscars and this year for me, it’s ARGO all the way!

So who does JSHmoviestuff think is the frontrunner for this year’s ‘Best Picture’ Oscar – why ARGO of course! Yes, it’s nearly Oscars time and I, along with quite a few others, think we have a pretty exceptional collection of nominated movies for the 85th Academy Awards. And those nominees are:

Amour

John Goodman, Alan Arkin and Ben Affleck in Argo

John Goodman, Alan Arkin and Ben Affleck excel in Argo

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

But… I’ve heralded Ben Affleck‘s superlative drama about the rescue of six Americans from Tehran in the midst of the hostage crisis there in 1980 as a winner ever since I was lucky enough to see it in Los Angeles last October. As that was a month ahead of its November UK release, I quietly enthused over the film until I was able to gush about it in my review. What a film!

Now, following its success at the Golden Globes, Producers Guild and Directors Guild awards, this terrific movie – and one of my favourites of last year – is the frontrunner to take the big prize on February 24th. Last year, I so wanted The Artist to triumph and that turned out pretty well, so…

Fingers well and truly crossed and as they say in the movie, I wish it all the “ARGO **** yourself” luck!