Ben Affleck, the happiest non-nominated director ever
By Chris Kaltenbach
The Baltimore Sun|
Feb 25, 2013 at 1:10 AM
HOLLYWOOD — Fresh off becoming the first director since 1990 to helm a Best Picture winner without being nominated himself, Ben Affleck swore that's not a distinction he loses sleep over.
"I'm not going to spend a lot of time second-guessing" the academy, he said, clutching the Oscar he'd just won as a producer for "Argo." After all, he noted, academy voters did give him an Oscar, just not one for directing.
Still, the normally self-effacing Affleck promised, people might see some changes in him, now that he's a two-time Oscar winner (he'd previously shared a screenwriting award with pal Matt Damon for "Good Will Hunting").