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January 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Ben Affleck must be filled to the brim with schadenfreude after being snubbed for an Oscar nomination for best director but winning the directors’ trophy at the Critics Choice Movie Awards last week and, three days later, winning it at last night’s (Sunday) Golden Globes. His movie, Argo (he is one of the producers and the star), also won the Golden Globe for best film of the year. But Affleck hardly made mention of the cold shoulder he had received from Oscar voters when he collected his trophy at the Beverly Hills Hotel. “Look, I don’t care what the award is, when they put your name next to the names that she just read off, it’s an extraordinary thing in your life,” Affleck said. “These nominees are exceptional talents. I truly never thought I’d be in the same breath as them.” Among those nominees: Steven Spielberg, who had been favored to win for Lincoln and remains the Oscar favorite for best director.


Other top awards: Best Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty; Best Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln; Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical: Les Misérables; Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook; Best Actor, Comedy or Musical: Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables; Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained; Best Foreign Language Film: Amour.