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Ex-Canada PM: New documentary better than ‘Argo’

Former Canadian ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor of documentary "Our Man in Tehran" poses for a photo during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. AP/The Canadian Press, Galit Rodan

A former Canadian prime minister says the real story of how a former Canadian ambassador protected Americans during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis is a “better story” than Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning picture “Argo.”

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At Toronto Film Fest, Oscar isn’t the only rage

This film publicity image released by Toronto International Film Festival shows, from left, Benedict Cumberbatch, Carice van Houten, Daniel Bruhl and Moritz Bleibtreu in a scene from "The Fifth Estate," being shown during the Toronto International Film Festival. AP

The roads taken to the Academy Awards are many, but they usually run through Toronto.

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Hits and misses at the Oscars

Director Ang Lee FILE PHOTO

The biggest and most unexpected winner at last week’s Academy Awards was Ang Lee, who trounced Steven Spielberg in the Best Director race with “Life of Pi,” vis-a-vis Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” which was generally expected to romp off with the directing and Best Picture trophies, but did no such thing because the topmost plum went to “Argo,” instead! —So, “Lincoln” was the evening’s top loser,—a most undeserved fate.

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Oscar winner ‘Argo’ sparks history debate

This undated publicity film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bryan Cranston, left, as Jack O'Donnell and Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez in "Argo,"  a rescue thriller about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis.  A best-picture win at the upcoming Oscars could be viewed as righting a wrong after Affleck inexplicably missed out on a best-director nomination.  (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Claire Folger, File)

“Argo,” which won best picture Oscar Sunday (Monday in Manila), tells the true story of a CIA operation to spirit six US hostages out of Iran—even if it takes liberties with history, by its makers’ own admission.

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‘Argo’ wins best picture in 85th Academy Awards

Actor Jack Nicholson, left, presents the the award for best picture to producer/director Ben Affleck for "Argo" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

“Argo” wins best picture in the 85th Academy Awards.

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