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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!!!

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Anne Hathaway To Make Oscars Audience Les Misérables Singing About Her Dead Dreams?!

Please no Anne Hathaway!

We've no more tears left to shed after sobbing ourselves dry from your HEART WRENCHING on-screen portrayal of unfortunate nightwalker Fantine!!

But we shall just have to sweetly suffer once more ’cause the cast of Tom Hooper's Golden Globe winning screen adaptation of Les Misérables WILL perform at the 85th Academy Awards!!

And while we totally think they are gonna dazzle with a medley of tunes which WILL include Anne singing I Dreamed A Dream, perhaps the cast will choose to entertain with one song that includes multiple characters…

One Day More? At The End Of The Day? Do You Hear The People Sing?

Obviously whatever song they choose has to feature the delicate, emotional vocal stylings of Mz. Anne!

Goodness, Adele crooning her smash hit Skyfall AND a rousing Les Miz extravaganza?

BEST OSCARS EVER!

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Ben Affleck Owns The Critics' Choice Awards As Best Director!

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Ben Affleck might have been snubbed with the Oscars nominations, but he owned the Best Director category at the Critics' Choice Awards Thursday night!

For his excellent work with Argo, Jennifer Garner's main man got the coveted award, soothing any snubbing wounds from earlier.

Hope you enjoy it, Ben! And don't even worry about the Oscars… you're young! You've got plenty of projects ahead of you.

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Anne Hathaway’s Director Didn’t Want Her To Be So Thin In Les Misérables

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Talk about sacrificing your health for the job!

Anne Hathaway was very dedicated to her role of Fantine in Les Misérables; in fact, she was so dedicated that she nearly sacrificed her wellbeing!

Cutting her hair wasn’t enough, so the actress decided to drop 25lbs for the part too! She explained her drastic desision, saying:

"I see the sort of work that people like Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet can do, and I want to do that level of work so badly. But I don't believe I'm as gifted as them. So the only thing I can control is how hard I work at it — how much do I commit to it? How far will I take it?… If I have an extra glass of wine the night before I shoot a scene. I don't feel good about myself because of that. If I see it on-screen, the guilt is immediate. I feel like maybe I've let the scene down."

Sounds grueling!

The director, Tom Hooper, worried about Anne, and didn’t like the weight loss. He said, "To be honest, I thought she was going further than she should, and I tried to discourage her."

Well somebody had to say something!

Anne acknowledged him, and said, “Tom didn't like what I was doing, but he understood why I was doing it. No one liked what I was doing. By the end, people were hugging me and they would get emotional because I felt so frail."

We definitely understand wanting to give your all to your work, but at what cost?

Thankfully, she’s back to her normal eating habits, and should be back to a healthy weight in no time!

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Anne Hathaway Called A Whore In FULL Clip Of At The End Of The Day From Les Misérables! WATCH HERE!

Fantine! Poor, poor Fantine!

We were as happy as a little kid on Christmas morning when we got to peek at the FULL performance of One Day More from Tom Hooper's highly anticipated film version of Les Misérables

But now it's as if Christmas came early, because another Les Mis clip has fallen right out of Santa's magic bag and into our laps!!

Try not to cry out in protest as Fantine (Anne Hathaway) gets pushed around and called a slut in this riveting, full performance of At The End of the Day (above)!

Help her Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman)! Don't let the foreman throw her to those unforgiving streets!

TOO excited to see this film in it's entirety come Christmas day!

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Les Misérables Cast Rally For One Day More! WATCH In Full HERE!

Holy frijoles!!!!

We are bursting like so many bubbles in excitement after feasting our eyes on the FULL performance of One Day More from Tom Hooper's already critically acclaimed film version of Les Misérables!!!!

Rally with Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), Javert (Russell Crowe), Cosette (Amanda Seyfried), Marius (Eddie Redmayne), Thenardier (Sacha Baron Cohen), Madame Thenardier (Helena Bonham Carter), and Eoponine (Samantha Barks) as they prepare for revolution (above)!

This is the first time we truly get to appreciate Hooper's unique live-singing filming style, and how ridiculously hard it must have been to try and be pitch perfect take after take surrounded by your fellow singers!

Humming like a honeybee on crack in SO much anticipation for this film…

Thankfully there's only one day more ONE MORE WEEK till we get to see it!

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Les Misérables Cast Take A Stand On Today! WATCH Interview HERE!

Awww they couldn't have gotten these guys some chairs?! LOLz!

The ridiculously talented cast of Tom Hooper's Les Misérables paid a visit to the Today show recently where they stood in drizzly weather while chatting about the anxieties of singing live on set!

Ch-ch-check out the slightly awkward interview (above)!

Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried dish on the unique filming process and Mr. Hooper discusses his craft… a couple of the others chime in too. HA!

But at least the kiddies get a chance to speak! Cuteness!

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