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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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1.

Lisa    

Sorry, but Argo is an overated movie. I did not get the hype. The movie was good but not as awesome as people were making it out to be.

620 days ago
2.

anony    

If they didn't nominate Bigelow they weren't going to nominate Affleck.
But "Argo" was not better than "Lincoln."
That's for sure.

620 days ago
3.

iHawkk    

Hahaha best article Twitter- @iHawkk

620 days ago
4.

Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

Aw, Is afflack pissed cause he didn't get nominated? Aw, poor baby...

I know, take some of your millions and go help some starving people, that should make you feel better. No? SMH

620 days ago
5.

Jesse    

what a surprise, Shevonne acting like a brat

620 days ago
6.

Lo From Wisco    

Totally snubbed and the 49ers are going to lose this weekend. Go Packers.

620 days ago
7.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

Argo was alright, Lincoln was better

620 days ago
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Lo From Wisco    

Best Picture and Best Director should be the same category, because clearly without the director, there'd be no film.I feel bad for Benny Bpy. Wosh Anne Hathaway got snubbed so we could all watch her flip out, and finally stop hearing her talk about it.

620 days ago
9.

Shannon    

Go NINERS!

620 days ago
10.

Denver    

By all accounts of people that watched Argo, present company excluded, it was a good film. The problem is Affleck is a douchebag and Hollywood cant forget that.

620 days ago
11.

John    

Ben is ever so slightly a homophobe, unless he can prove otherwise.

620 days ago
12.

c    

Yeah, he got snubbed, but some of the academy's nominations were so stupid it's not surprising. How in the hell does some stupid movie called Amour, which I've never heard of, get nominated for best picture and foreign best picture? There were so many dumb nominations it's no wonder people hardly watch it anymore.

620 days ago
13.

Freddy    

Niners win this week but lose the next week against Seattle. Sorry Chad.

620 days ago
14.

LISA    

I didn't see the movie, so I don't know, but I love the TMZ staff survey lol!

620 days ago
15.

Majestik    

Meh, we'll be heading back to the 80's and 90's when rumors floated every year that the Academy hated Steven Spielberg. He got his Oscar finally for Schnidler's List. That same crap is being floated now about James Cameron, when he released Avatar everyone was screaming he'd get the Oscar, too bad for him his 3rd ex wife won it, Bigelow for the hurt locker. I'm starting to wonder if the Academy hates listening to the rest of the world screaming It's an Oscar winner and they purposely pick something else to win. I do believe Harvey has it right LOL.

620 days ago
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