Well, we all knew it was pretty much down to "Argo" and "Lincoln" in the battle for the big prize, but it was "Argo" that landed the final blow as the Producer's Guild of America has awarded it their top honor, Outstanding Producer in Theatrical Motion Pictures. This cements it as the clear frontrunner for this year's Best Picture Oscar.
As you probably know, the PGA's top honor is a great predictor for Best Picture, with the awards matching up 70% of the time. This is particularly interesting because, if "Argo" does indeed win Best Picture, this will mean that we will have a split Picture/Director for the first time in seven years due to Ben Affleck's notorious snub from the Best Director category.
The other big film winners of the night were the outstanding "Wreck-It Ralph" for Animated Feature and "Searching for Sugar Man" for Documentary Feature.
The big awards continue tomorrow tonight when the Screen Actor's Guild hands out their annual honors. With their picks, we'll know which actors are the frontrunners for the various acting Oscars. Everyone's keeping a close eye on their top award, Best Cast in a Motion Picture, which is up in the air at the moment. Various theories point to different films (personally, I think "Les Misérables" will take it, as it's got the kind of cast SAG loves to honor), but it's still anyone's guess. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the winners.