ben affleck dga awards 2013 Ben Affleck wins Directors Guild Award for 'Argo'The Directors Guild Awards has been an extremely reliable predictor of the Oscar winner for best director over the years. It won’t be this year, though.

Ben Affleck, who isn’t nominated for a directing Oscar for “Argo,” won the DGA Award for feature films Saturday night (Feb. 2). He beat out fellow nominees Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Tom Hooper (“Les Miserables”), Ang Lee (“Life of Pi”) and Steven Spielberg (“Lincoln”).

Affleck’s Oscar snub is looking ever more curious as he’s now won the DGA Award, a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award for his direction of “Argo.”

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All the DGA Award winners:

Feature film: Ben Affleck, “Argo”

Documentary: Malik Bendjelloul, “Searching for Sugar Man”

TV movie/miniseries: Jay Roach, “Game Change”

Drama series: Rian Johnson, “Breaking Bad” – “Fifty-One”

Comedy series: Lena Dunham, “Girls” – “Pilot”

Musical variety: Glenn Weiss, “66th Annual Tony Awards”

Reality programs: Brian Smith, “Masterchef” – “Episode 305”

Daytime serials: Jill Mitwell, “One Life to Live” – “Between Heaven and Hell”

Children’s programs: Paul Hoen, “Let It Shine”

Commercials: Alejandro Inarritu, “Best Job” – Procter & Gamble

Milos Forman was given the DGA’s Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday. Other lifetime and service awards went to Michael Apted, Eric Shapiro, Susan Zwerman and Dency Nelson.

Posted by:Rick Porter