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Ben Affleck Tweets Thanks Following Oscar Win, Iranian Media Slams Argo Victory

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After earning the Best Picture Oscar, Ben Affleck did more than just express his appreciation onstage.

The now two-time Academy Award winner later took to Twitter to say a few kind words.

"Thank you Academy, Tony, the cast and crew. What a ride #Argo has been for us all!" Affleck wrote upon posting the above Instagram photo.

Ben Affleck talks Michelle Obama's Argo Best Picture moment

In fact, even before winning on Sunday night, the Argo director/coproducer was sharing his thoughts and feelings prior to entering the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

"The last leg of an unbelievable journey. Thanks to the amazing cast, crew and fans that got us here," he tweeted along with a shot from the red carpet.

However, not everyone is exactly happy that Argo took the top prize. In particular, the Iranian media.

The Washington Post reports the Asriran News website wrote, "Argo is a movie against Iran and it seems that [the deputy for cinema in Iran's Ministry of Islamic Culture and Guidance] Javad Shamghadri was not able to use his lobby to prevent an anti-Iran movie from winning."

Meanwhile, Fars News criticized the decision to have Michelle Obama present the award.

"In a rare occasion in Oscar history, the First Lady announced the winner for Best Picture for the anti-Iran film, Argo, which is produced by the Zionist company Warner Bros."

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