3 February 2013 9:20 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It's probably time to start feeling sorry for Ben Affleck. From the moment he was left off the Oscar lineup for Best Director, Affleck has been experiencing a surge of affection-- and a lot of awards to go along with it. First came the Critics Choice Award, then the Golden Globe, then the SAG Award for Best Ensemble, then the Producers Guild Award. And now comes arguably the biggest of all: the Director's Guild. Honored by his peers at last night's awards ceremony, Affleck took home the DGA Award for Argo, accepting the prize with a humble "I don't think that this makes me a real director, but I think it means I'm on my way." Affleck wasn't the only nominee for the DGA Award who didn't get a corresponding Oscar nod-- Kathryn Bigelow was nominated last night for Zero Dark Thirty and Tom Hooper for Les Miserables, but both »

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