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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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Ben Affleck Admits to Counting Cards

Sep 19 2014 6:39am CDT | Source: WNKS-FM Kiss 95.1

  Ben Affleck recently did an interview with Details Magazine  and was not holding back at all when it came to dishing the dirt on his marriage, professional life, and the rumors he was counting cards in a casino. He said the rumor about card counting is true after all, and that Vegas casinos caught on. He said he learned to play the game and got pretty good at it, and when he did, the casinos asked him to stop playing. ...
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Ben Affleck -- I'll Take Detroit Over Vegas ... Because They Let Me Play Blackjack!

Sep 19 2014 2:50am CDT | Source: TMZ

Ben Affleck may not be welcome at the blackjack tables in Vegas, but Detroit can't afford to be that picky ... so he set up shop there!We got this pic of Ben at the blackjack table at MotorCity Casino Hotel last Friday ... where Ben played… ...
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Ben Affleck Admits To Counting Cards But Swears He Doesn't Have A Gambling Problem!

Sep 18 2014 12:50pm CDT | Source: PerezHilton

Ben Affleck is ready to set the record straight: he did not kill his wife! No wait, that's Ben's Gone Girl character Nick Dunne. What Ben wants to say is that he does not have a gambling problem. But the story of him getting busted for counting cards in a casino? Yeah, that happened. He says:  "That is a true story. I mean, that took place. I took some time to learn the game and became a decent blackjack player. And on ...
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The Casinos Don’t Ask You To Leave Because You’re Beating Them!’ Ben Affleck Confirms He Was Banned From Playing Blackjack At Casino, Denies He’s A Compulsive Gambler

Sep 18 2014 10:40am CDT | Source: RadarOnline

Even a six-deck shuffle can’t stop Ben Affleck. The Armageddon star confirms to Details magazine that he did, indeed, run into some trouble with a Las Vegas casino after he was accused of counting cards playing blackjack, a forbidden practice in certain gaming circles. “That is a true story,” the 42-year-old actor, asked about alleged incidents that took place at three different Sin City casinos, including the Hard Rock. “I mean, that took place ...
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Kanye's latest rant was silly, but it made good points

Sep 17 2014 3:12pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Kanye West, famed American rapper and husband of Kim Kardashian, gave quite the speech right in the middle of his concert in Brisbane, Australia, Monday night. Media reports that he had demanded that a concert-goer in a wheelchair stand up at a previous show had stirred his ire.West is known for his legendary rants, and this one is full of gems. The gist of it is that West is a "married Christian man with a family," and th ...
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Kanye Is A ‘Married, Christian Man,’ You Assholes

Sep 16 2014 9:08am CDT | Source: The Superficial

Kanye West has found himself in some shit after not once, but twice, demanding everyone at his shows stand up during his performance of “Good Life.” Which seems innocuous until you realize there were handicapped people in the audience who had to literally verify their disability before Kanye would go on. At one point, he actually complained how long it was taking because why rely on statistical probability w ...
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Kanye West Responds: Wants the Media to "Pick A New Target" After 'Wheelchair-Gate'

Sep 16 2014 6:32am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Kanye West is continuing his headline-making tear across Australia...even if that's what he really doesn't want to happen."After the rapper took heat for calling on a fan (who turned out to be in a wheelchair) to stand up at his concert Friday, West went on a rant against the media during his show in the country Monday. "Pick a new target, 'cause I'm not one of these dumb-ass ar ...
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4 days ago

Jennifer Lopez's Ex-Husband Opens Up About How Marrying Her Turned Him Into A Different Person & MORE! But Is That Shade Being Thrown?

Sep 15 2014 7:45pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

We're surprised he's even ALLOWED to speak so candidly about this! Remember back in 2001 when Jennifer Lopez was briefly married to her backup dancer? Ya know, Cris Judd? The one she had a month-long engagement to? The same one she eventually divorced for Ben Affleck?  Well, Cris opened up about what his life turned into after he married Jenny from the Block and it sounds like it was quite a shock for him! He sai ...
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Kanye West Goes On EPIC Rant After Wheelchair Incident Backfires – ‘This Is Artistry’

Sep 15 2014 4:47pm CDT | Source: RadarOnline

Oh, Kanye. Kanye Kanye Kanye. After humiliating two handicapped fans during one of his concerts in Australia by demanding they stand up despite being wheelchair-bound, Kanye West has finally addressed the incident that caused a social media blitz against the rapper – and wow did he make a statement. But instead of apologizing, West went on one of his “I’m an artist” diatribes during his concert Monday night in Sydney, Australia. “I want to take this platform, ...
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