Ben Affleck wins top Directors Guild award for ‘Argo’
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Actor-turned-director Ben Affleck has won this year’s Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for ‘Argo.’
In a ceremony during the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles last Saturday, Affleck, has won over other veteran directors such as Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, and Tom Hooper.
Despite ‘Argo’ being a non-nominee at the Oscars, the hostage-drama has raked in wins and nominations from several award-giving bodies such as the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, Producers Guild and the Screen Actors Guild awards.
In his acceptance speech, the 40-year-old Affleck encouraged his production team to come up the stage and then said, “I don’t think this makes me a real director, but I think I am on my way.”
After the ceremony, Affleck told reporters that his win “is definitely more than what [ha has] imagined.”