Ben Affleck won Critics' Choice Movie Awards for directing "Argo," after being snubbed for the Oscars.
Affleck on stage took a swipe at his Oscars snub by starting his acceptance speech with "I would like to thank the Academy. I'm kidding, I'm kidding. This is the one that counts." Other nominations for competing with "Argo" Director were Tom Hooper, David O.Russel and Kathryn Bigelow all Oscar nominated directors.
Argo based on CIA rescue of six U.S. diplomats during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis received many praises from critics and audiences. When Affleck was not nominated for the Oscars, many where shocked and felt he was snubbed. Brady Cooper who was nominated for an Oscar in his performance in "Silver Linings Playbook," said to "Today Show" hosts "I do have to say, real quick, I do have to say, Ben Affleck got robbed."