Ben may have been snubbed by the Academy, but he & ‘Argo’ owned the Globes!
Ben Affleck got the last laugh Jan. 13 at the 70th Annual Golden Globes, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Not only did he personally win Best Director for Argo, but his movie also won the biggest award of the night: Best Motion Picture, Drama! He also got to go home with Jennifer Garner, but that really goes without saying.
Hopefully there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind now that the Academy really screwed up by not giving Ben an Oscar nomination for directing.
Ben Affleck’s Emotional Golden Globes Speech
Ben was beaming with excitement as he arrived on stage and received his Golden Globe from Halle Berry.
“I don’t care what the award is,” he began. “When they put your name next to the names she just read off, it’s an extraordinary thing in your life. These nominees are exceptional talent. I truly to God never thought I’d be in the same breath as them. I want to thank them. I want to thank the many talented people who weren’t nominated.”
He went on to thank the usual people — his people, the studio, the cast and crew of his movie, etc. — before moving on to the four most important people in his life.
“Also, I just want to thank my three kids,” he said. “Violet, Sera and Sam, I love you guys. I want to thank my wife, who’s the reason I’m standing here. I adore you, I love you so much. Thanks for sitting through this, you’re my everything. Thank you all very much!”
Jen looked so happy for her husband, and so in love. We’re sure they found a good way to celebrate later that night!
— Andy Swift
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