“I don’t care what the award is,” Affleck said in his Globes acceptance speech. “When they put your name next to the names [Halle Berry] just read off it’s an extraordinary thing.” Affleck, of course, was talking about his fellow nominees Steven Spielberg and Ang Lee (who were nominated for Oscars) and Kathryn Bigelow and Quentin Tarantino (who were not).
He also gave a shout out to non-nominated directors, specifically “The Master’s” Paul Thomas Anderson who Affleck said is “like Orson Welles.”
He went on to dedicate the award to Tony Mendez, the real life CIA agent Affleck portrays in “Argo” and thanks his children and wife Jennifer Garner.
Good thing he did too, because Garner came out only minutes later to present Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical and told the audience that Affleck forgot to thank producers Grant Heslov and George Clooney.
He would’ve had a chance to do that himself later, because “Argo” also collected Best Motion Picture – Drama, to close out the evening’s ceremony. This time, Heslov gave the speech.