One of big surprises in yesterday’s Academy Awards nominations was Ben Affleck not being nominated in the Best Director category for ‘Argo,’ even though the film was nominated in the Best Motion Picture category. At the Critics’ Choice Awards last night, however, Ben won big: he won Best Director and ‘Argo’ won for Best Picture. When he was accepting the award for Best Director, Ben said:
“I would like to thank the academy… I’m kidding, I’m kidding. This is the one that counts.”
Hopefully these awards take some of the sting out of the Academy’s snub. And Ben does already have one Academy Award: the one he won with his pal Matt Damon for ‘Goodwill Hunting.’ Do you think the Academy snubbed Ben this year?
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