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John Kerry Wishes 'Argo' Luck at the Oscars

The newly appointed Secretary of State sent a message of support of the film on Twitter.

Director Ben Affleck's thriller Argo recently has been criticized by a former Canadian ambassador who states that the country wasn't credited enough for its role in freeing the six diplomats during the Iran hostage crisis.

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The film does, however, appear to have the State Department -- and newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry -- in its corner on Academy Awards weekend. A post on Twitter signed by Kerry wishes the Oscar contender luck during the ceremony:

The State Department subsequently tweeted an image of the lobby where Argo had filmed. The movie is nominated in seven categories at the Oscars, including best picture.