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Ben Affleck over Oscar snub

Ben Affleck over Oscar snub

Feb 3 2013, 12:47pm CST | by

Ben Affleck didn't feel "entitled" to win an Oscar for Best Director this year. The 'Argo' director and star missed out on an Academy Award nomination despite winning a string of accolades over the...

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Ben Affleck over Oscar snub

Feb 3 2013, 12:47pm CST | by

Ben Affleck didn't feel "entitled" to win an Oscar for Best Director this year.

The 'Argo' director and star missed out on an Academy Award nomination despite winning a string of accolades over the past few weeks for his Iranian hostage drama but insists he is over the snub.

The 40-year-old star told reporters in the press room after picking up the top prize Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Motion Picture at the Director's Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday night (02.02.13): "You're not entitled to win anything. You're not entitled to anything in life. I'm really happy - I'm thrilled and honored - that the Academy nominated me as a producer for the movie... It's okay. I'm really lucky. I'm in a great place."

Ben - who is married to actress Jennifer Garner and has three children, Violet, seven, Seraphina, four, and Samuel, 11 months, - admitted during his acceptance speech that he decided to become a director because he was so confused about his acting career.

He said: "I got to a point in my life where I was really down, really confused, really felt beset on all sides by life, didn't know what was going to happen. [So] I thought, 'I should be a director!'

"I worked really, really hard to become the best director I could be, by putting in as [many] hours as I [could], and banging my head against a wall, berating myself, lying to myself about whether it was going to work. And I don't think this [award] makes me a real director - but I think it means I'm on my way."

Other big winners at the ceremony included 'Girls' creator and star Lena Dunham, who won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy series.

The Directors Guild Awards can be one of the most-accurate forecasts for who will take home the big prize Best Picture at the Oscars on February 24.

Full list of Directors Guild of America Award winners:

FILM

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Ben Affleck - 'Argo'

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Malik Bendjelloul - 'Searching for Sugar Man'

TELEVISION

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series

Jay Roach - 'Game Change'

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

Rian Johnson - 'Breaking Bad' episode 'Fifty-One'

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

Lena Dunham - 'Girls' episode 'Pilot'

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety

Glenn Weiss - 'The 66th Annual Tony Awards'

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

Brian Smith - 'Master Chef' episode #305

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials

Jill Mitwell - 'One Life To Live' episode 'Between Heaven and Hell'

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs

Paul Hoen - 'Let it Shine'

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

Alejandro G. Inarritu

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A lot of work goes into doing a movie nude scene- not just for the star but for his significant other as well! [ Video: Jennifer Garner Tells Ellen All About Ben Affleck's Nude Scene! See What She Has To Say To America About Her Man's Penis HERE! ] Dax Shepard told Conan O'Brien all about prepping for his nude scene in This Is Where I Leave You, and it involved getting rid of some hair in a difficul ...
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Years ago they were actually engaged, and it looks like Jennifer Lopez is still a big fan of her ex-beau Ben Affleck. The “Waiting for Tonight” singer supported the “Good Will Hunting” hunk’s latest flick “Gone Girl” on Saturday, tweeting a photo of her boots at the theater along with the caption, "Feet up...movie night!!! #GoneGirl.” And apparently J Lo also reconnected with her ex-main squeeze ...
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Jennifer Lopez shared a photo watching her ex-fiance Ben Affleck's new blockbuster Gone GirlThis article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Jennifer Lopez Goes to See Ex-Fiance Ben Affl ...
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A list of 30 (5) male celebs who have gone full-frontal

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View the full list at the SOURCE (<--mods, it's here)1) Ben AffleckIn “Gone Girl” (2014), Ben Affleck shows almost all in a shower scene. “The penis is in there!” Affleck told MTV. “It’s IMAX penis! You’ve gotta pay 15 bucks to see it in 3D. … It’s better in 3D.” -Everett Collection2) Alexander SkarsgardAlexander Skarsgard wasn’t shy about appearing nude in “True Blood” in 2013. He told Vulture, “That scene was just me on a rooftop in Hollywood — that’s where w ...
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Gone Girl Won’t Vanish From Top Of Box Office: Another Projected #1 Finish

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(Fox) Gone Girl won’t disappear from the top of the box office. The missing wife mystery-thriller is expected to win its second straight weekend, with early estimates putting the Ben Affleck-Rosamund Pike film at approximately $26 million. Dracula Untold is projected to open in second place with $20 million or so, ahead of another debut: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day ($18 million). Scary doll movie Annabelle ($16 million) should edge The Judg ...
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You've had a week now since the release of David Fincher's Gone Girl, the adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, so we hope that the most fervently excited of you have already seen it. But if you haven't, we hope you'll still get a lot out of our chat with our pal Barrie Hardymon about the book and the film, the performances of Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck, and the distinction between a mystery ...
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'Gone Girl' Draws Males, But Will They Go See 'Fifty Shades of Grey'?

Oct 9 2014 11:06am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

"If a woman is really dying to see something, the guy will go. But it has to have appeal for a guy," says an analyst.Universal shelled out precious dollars to play a trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey before David Fincher's edgy R-rated thriller Gone Girl, which explores a similarly twisted relationship. But can the S&M-laced Fifty Shades, which opens Valentine's Day weekend, attract as many guys as Gone Girl did? Or is it ...
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