Ben Affleck wins best director award for 'Argo' movie
UPI News Service, 02/03/2013
Ben Affleck won the best director award for his film "Argo" at the Directors Guild of America Awards ceremony in Hollywood.
"I don't think this makes me a real director, but I think it means I'm on my way," Affleck said of his second directing project Saturday evening.
Only six times has a DGA best director winner not also won the Academy Award for the same category, The Hollywood Reporter said. This year, that number increases to seven because Affleck was not nominated for a best director Oscar.
The film has so far won two Golden Globes, two Critics Choice Awards, the Producers Guild of America award and the Screen Actors Guild ensemble award. It has been nominated for seven Academy Awards.