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Ben Affleck bookended the night at the Directors Guild of America Awards. Half-hour TV show winner Lena Dunham ("Girls") accepted her award by saying, "Steven Spielberg, I'm coming for you. Ben Affleck, I already came for you." She forecast the heat that attended Affleck's "Argo," which by evening's end, continued its awards surge by taking home the DGA's top honor for best feature. It's the third time a director has won the DGA without an Oscar nom. Affleck joins other actor-directors who have won the DGA: Woody Allen, Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Ron Howard, Kevin Costner, and Clint Eastwood. "Argo" has been winning awards of late, including SAG, PGA, Critics Choice and the Golden Globes. First-time nominee Affleck beat three-time DGA-winner Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln") who earned a standing ovation, and two-time DGA-winner Ang Lee ("Life of Pi"), the only two DGA nominees who were also in the »


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