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Ben Affleck

Snubbed By the Academy!

(But Maybe Not)

1/10/2013 8:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The people who select the Oscar nominees clearly HATE Ben Affleck, 'cause he didn't get a Best Director nod for "Argo" this morning ... but it WAS nominated for "Best Film."

So, did Ben really get snubbed??? Depends who you ask -- here's how the argument is breaking down in the TMZ newsroom:

Matt -- Yes, Ben was snubbed ... "Argo" was as good as the other movies that were nominated. As a director, "Argo" was very well done. I think he was snubbed because of who he is. 

Kelly -- No, Ben did NOT get snubbed ... sometimes you're nominated, sometime's you're not ... Ben has a long career ahead of him. He'll be fine.

Shevonne
-- No, Ben's not that great.

Max -- I don't think he was snubbed because I know nothing about directing.

Harvey -- Yes, Affleck's being snubbed because people are fawning over him too much ... I think there's a lot of jealously in the Academy.

Van -- HUGE snub ... it was a well-directed film and it was enjoyable, one of his best. Incredibly well paced.

Brian McDaniel -- He did NOT get snubbed, because do you like apples? "Argo" made $110 million, so how do you like those apples and stuff?

Chad -- I don't give a s**t either way, but are the 49ers gonna win this weekend?

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16.

Wendy    

BEN GOT SNUBBED. THE PEOPLE WHO VOTE ARE MORONS. ARGO WAS A GREAT MOVIE AND BEN DID A FANTASTIC JOB AS DIRECTOR. OBVIOUSLY, THE VOTERS ARE JUST PLAIN JEALOUS OF BEN. WHAT OTHER REASON WOULD THEY HAVE TO NOT VOTE FOR HIM? NONE!!!

595 days ago
17.

Sir Boo    

The Oscars are a joke. They proved it when Three 6 Mafia won best song.

595 days ago
18.

bbwlover1969    

I Belive he's been snubbed twice. He should have gotten a nomination for The Town.

595 days ago
19.

Pudding Tang    

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595 days ago
20.

orise92    

WOW . He did NOT get snubbed, because do you like apples? "Argo" made $110 million, so how do you like those apples and stuff?
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595 days ago
21.

DaveT    

Good point, 49ers game is way way way more exiting than any awards show 'cause 49ers are kickin' ass you know it ;)

595 days ago
22.

Me Too    

If he was any other joe blow director there wouldn't be this much talk. If he was true to his supposed beliefs, it wouldn't matter- he'd skip these self serving pompous awards and concentrate on saving the world (minus the US, of course) with Angelina Jolie.

595 days ago
23.

jodi    

They upped the amount of best pictures to 9...but did not increase the amount of best directors. All the best director nom's also had best picture. So, he did get snubbed.

595 days ago
24.

SAMMY    

Well..they gave an Oscar to MONIQUE...haha...first acting gig...what a joke.....that should tell you a lot about the board. They just want to be politically correct.

595 days ago
25.

m    

Love Chad's comment...My sentiments exactly! Go Niners!

595 days ago
26.

Pittslady    

Be nice to our FUTURE PRESIDENT....

595 days ago
27.

miapaloma    

He's still up for Best Director with the Golden Globes, the Film Critics, BAFTA and the Director's Guild -- all for the first time. And Argo is nominated for 7 Academy Awards, so not too shabby. Plus Ben already has an Oscar at home, so I think he's good.

595 days ago
28.

Liz    

Max's comment was about the best -- and if there's up to 10 best pix nominees and only 5 best director nominees, someone is bound to be left out.

595 days ago
29.

Maverick    

I really, really liked Argo, but not sure why it is #1 on so many best of 2012 lists.

I think 'The Town" was a much better film of Ben's . . . and really stood out as a great film.

595 days ago
30.

Rico Suavy    

ARGO F--K YOURSELF

595 days ago
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