Not only did I think Argo was a deserving Best Picture Oscar winner, I loved it that the Academy, by giving the Oscar to Argo, repudiated the Director's Guild for its stupidity in passing over Ben Affleck for a Best Director nomination. When Ang Lee's name was announced as the winner of the Best Director Oscar, I ground my teeth. It seemed to me that there were at least five other films nominated for best picture, most of which weren't nominated for Best Director, which had better direction than Ang Lee's Life of Pi. In addition to Argo I thought that Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, and Les Miserables all had better directing than Life of PI. When Argo was announced as the winner of the Best Picture Oscar, I cheered. I hope the Director's Guild has the wit to be embarrassed by all of this but somehow I doubt it.