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Critic's Choice Awards 2013

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The Joke's on Them: Ben Affleck Thanks the Academy Post Snub

Ben Affleck Wins Critics Choice Best Director, Thanks the Academy That Snubbed Him

Originally posted 01/11/2013 12:50PM

Take that, Academy!

Hours after Ben Affleck was snubbed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which did not give him a Best Director nomination for his film Argo, he won in the same category at Thursday night's 18th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards in Santa Monica.

"I'd like to thank the Academy," joked Affleck, 40, while on stage to collect his hardware. "I'm kidding, I'm kidding! This is the one that counts."

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