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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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Getty Now that the influx of trailers, pictures, news and squeals for Benedict Cumberbatch at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 have calmed down, it’s time to take it all in. If you couldn’t keep up with the crazy amount of nerd news for the past 4 days, here are the 11 most exciting things to take away from this year’s Con. 1. The Mad Max: Fury Road trailer Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron being total badasses, what more do you need? 2. The Avenge ...
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WATCH: BatKid Begins Movie Tells Story Of Miles Scott Battling Leukemia And Crime

Jul 27 2014 3:57pm CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(YouTube) The story of 5-year-old Miles Scott, better known as “Batkid,” is now the subject of a crowdfunded full-length film called Batkid Begins, and a trailer of the documentary was screened at Comic-Con on Sunday. VIDEO BELOW As you’ll recall, Scott was battling leukemia when last November — thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation — thousands of volunteers in San Francisco helped turn the city into a real life Gotham, where the youngster spent ...
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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Footage Shown At Comic-Con Is Spectacular!

Jul 27 2014 2:01pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

We weren't even there and we were cheering, too! Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Synder gave fans at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego a few treats, but none may have been better than the sneak footage that was shown to the audience! We talked a little about the description of the sneak peek yesterday, but there is no way to describe the atmosphere and mood of the snippet of the film except to say that we're pumped for this movie to come out! Aft ...
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GAL GADOT First Look At Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs Superman’

Jul 27 2014 6:54am CDT | Source: I'm Not Obsessed

I have been WAITING for this! Warner Bros. is finally doing something with the character of Wonder Woman: she’ll make her first appearance in ‘Batman vs Superman.’ Gal Gadot is the actress who will portray the iconic character. RELATED: New pics of Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Super Jedi. Gal tweeted out the first pic of herself as Wonder Woman. I’m ready… are you? #ww #wonderwoman #DC @wbpictures #B ...
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Ben Affleck as Batman Unveiled at Comic-Con & Social Media

Jul 27 2014 1:00am CDT | Source: CBS 5

SAN DIEGO, CA (CBS SF/AP) – It’s a big week for superhero fans — Comic-Con kicked off in San Diego, and Wednesday was Batman’s 75th anniversary. To mark the Caped Crusader’s milestone birthday, a new photo of his latest incarnation — as played by the Berkeley-born Ben Affleck in the upcoming film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” — was unveiled at the annual fan convention. Via the movie’s Facebook page, they also revealed the photo of Affleck as Batman: The brooding, side ...
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Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman: First Look!

Jul 26 2014 5:03pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

It's a bird... it's a plane... it's our very first look at Gal Gadot in the iconic role of Wonder Woman! Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice Director Zack Snyder Tweeted the following picture of Gadot as this famous character during the film's Comic-Con panel this morning. It comes on the heels of our second glimpse of Ben Affleck as Batman. What do you think, DC Comics fans? Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters in 2016, with Affleck as Batman; Gado ...
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