Ben Affleck Wins Critics’ Choice Award, Jokes About Oscars Snub: “I Would Like to Thank the Academy…”
At least Argo star/director Ben Affleck has a good sense of humor about his Oscar snub.
The Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2013 were announced last night — the same day as the Oscar nominations — and Ben was rewarded with two of the top honors: Best Movie for Argo and Best Director for himself.
"I would like to thank the Academy... " Ben said when accepting his best director award. "Just kidding, this is the one that counts!" Ha! Entertainment Weekly recently made Ben their cover boy as the Entertainer of the Year for 2012. Being snubbed for an Oscar nod will probably just make him an even more respected underdog in the industry, which is always better than being considered overrated.