Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979. Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman , and Alan Arkin. Directed by Ben Affleck. Won the following awards Oscars: Best motion picture, best writing, and best film editing. Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture, Best director BAFTA awards: Best film, best editing, and best director.