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Ben Affleck Named OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR For Argo At The DGA Awards! Full List Of Winners HERE!

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Well, we think it's safe to say that the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences must be kicking themselves right now!

And if they're not, they SHOULD be!

Because after being NOTICEABLY snubbed from the "Best Director" category of the upcoming Academy Awards for his truly magnificent work on Argo, Ben Affleck was named outstanding director for the flick at the 65th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards last night in El Lay, beating out Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty, Tom Hooper for Les Miserables, Ang Lee for Life of Pi and Steven Spielberg for Lincoln!

But what's most telling - at least to us - about the win is that it marks the THIRD time since the DGA Awards started in 1948 that its 15,000 members have voted in this category for a nominee that has been up for the Oscar!

Frankly, between this and the Golden Globe, we're just glad to see that he's being recognized for his outstanding work!

It's MORE than deserved, Ben!

And we think VERY telling of how the Academy might vote for your flick in the categories for which it HAS been nominated!

But only time will confirm that!

Check out the rest of the winners from last night's DGA Awards…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

[Images via WENN.]

FEATURE FILM

*WINNER BEN AFFLECK
Argo
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
KATHRYN BIGELOW
Zero Dark Thirty
(Columbia Pictures)

TOM HOOPER
Les Miserables
(Universal Pictures)

ANG LEE
Life of Pi
(20th Century Fox)

STEVEN SPIELBERG
Lincoln
(DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox)

DOCUMENTARY FILM

KIRBY DICK
The Invisible War

*WINNER MALIK BENDJELLOUL
Searching For Sugar Man

LAUREN GREENFIELD
The Queen of Versailles

DAVID FRANCE
How To Survive A Plague
ALISON KLAYMAN
Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry

MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES

GREG BERLANTI
Political Animals, “Pilot”
(USA Network)
PHILIP KAUFMAN
Hemingway & Gellhorn
(HBO)

KEVIN REYNOLDS
Hatfields & McCoys
(History)

*WINNER JAY ROACH
Game Change
(HBO)

MICHAEL RYMER
American Horror Story: Asylum, “Dark Cousin”
(FX)

DRAMATIC SERIES

MICHAEL CUESTA
Homeland, “The Choice”
(Showtime)

JENNIFER GETZINGER
Mad Men, “A Little Kiss”
(AMC)

LESLI LINKA GLATTER
Homeland, “Q & A”
(Showtime)

*WINNER RIAN JOHNSON
Breaking Bad, “Fifty-One”
(AMC)

GREG MOTTOLA
The Newsroom, “We Just Decided To”
(HBO)

COMEDY SERIES

LOUIS C.K.
Louie, “New Year’s Eve”
(FX)

MARK CENDROWSKI
The Big Bang Theory, “The Date Night Variable”
(CBS)

BRYAN CRANSTON
Modern Family, “Election Day”
(ABC)

*WINNER LENA DUNHAM
Girls, “Pilot”
(HBO)

BETH MCCARTHY-MILLER
30 Rock, “Live from Studio 6H”
(NBC)

MUSICAL VARIETY

MICHAEL DEMPSEY
12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief
(Multiple Networks/Cable Outlets)

DON ROY KING
Saturday Night Live with Host Mick Jagger
(NBC)

DON MISCHER
84th Annual Academy Awards
(ABC)

CHUCK O’NEIL
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, “#17153”
(Comedy Central)

*WINNER GLENN WEISS
66th Annual Tony Awards
(CBS)

REALITY PROGRAMS

TONY CROLL
America’s Next Top Model, “The Girl Who Becomes America’s Next Top Model”
(CW)

PETER NEY
Face Off, “Scene of the Crime”
(Syfy)

*WINNER BRIAN SMITH
Master Chef, “Episode #305”
(Fox)

J. RUPERT THOMPSON
Stars Earn Stripes, “Amphibious Assault”
(NBC)

TIM WARREN
Ink Master, “Episode 103”
(Spike TV)

DAYTIME SERIALS

ALBERT ALARR
Days Of Our Lives, “11895”
(NBC)

LARRY CARPENTER
General Hospital, “Bad Water”
(ABC)

WILLIAM LUDEL
General Hospital, “Magic Milo”
(ABC)

SCOTT McKINSEY
General Hospital, “Shot Through The Heart”
(ABC)

*WINNER JILL MITWELL
One Life To Live, “Between Heaven and Hell”
(ABC)

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

STUART GILLARD
Girl vs. Monster
(Disney Channel)

*WINNER PAUL HOEN
Let it Shine
(Disney Channel)
SAVAGE STEVE HOLLAND
Big Time Movie
(Nickelodeon)

JONATHAN JUDGE
Camp Fred
(Nickelodeon)

AMY SCHATZ
Don’t Divorce Me! Kids’ Rules for Parents on Divorce
(HBO)

COMMERCIALS

LANCE ACORD
Park Pictures

Jogger, Nike – Wieden + Kennedy, Portland

The Dog Strikes Back, Volkswagen 2012 – Deutsch LA

Thread, Levi’s – Wieden + Kennedy, Portland

Greatness, Nike – Wieden + Kennedy, Portland

STEVE AYSON
MJZ/The Sweet Shop
Beer Chase, Carlton Draught – Clemenger BBDO/Melbourne
Let Me Go, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Fallon Minneapolis
FREDRIK BOND
MJZ
Surfer, Puma – Droga5

Eternal Optimism, Budweiser – Anomaly

*WINNER ALEJANDRO G. INARRITU
Anonymous Content
Best Job, Proctor and Gamble – Wieden + Kennedy

TOM KUNTZ
MJZ

Terry Crews Muscle Music, Old Spice – Wieden + Kennedy NY

Stray Animals, DirecTV – Grey

Roadside Ditch, DirecTV – Grey

Platoon, DirecTV – Grey, NY

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6 comments to “Ben Affleck Named OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR For Argo At The DGA Awards! Full List Of Winners HERE!”



  1. 1

    The Academy actually got it right and what were the Globes and DGA thinking? The final car chasing the airplane scene was fictional and forced enough to question the lack of directorial excellence in this film.



  2. 2

    I would like to thank malena Nicholson and her posy of academy award celebrities



  3. 3

    These are all pity awards for Ben; ARGO was slow, boring, and uneventful…The Life of Pi was excellent!



  4. 4

    bla, bla, bla



  5. 5

    Don't you mean "wasn't" nominated for an Oscar?



  6. 6

    *hasn't been…