Ben Affleck Is Back; Wins Best Director At DGA's

Ben Affleck

He may not have the Oscar nomination, but Ben Affleck is certainly back. Just after winning the Golden Globe for Best Director, the "Argo" leader also took home the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement. The 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner took place last night at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.

Director/producer/actor Kelsey Grammer hosted the ceremony before an audience of more than 1,600 guests. Presenters included (in alphabetical order): Frank Capra III; Cedric the Entertainer; Bryan Cranston; Peter Fonda; Kelsey Grammer; Dave Grohl; DGA President Taylor Hackford; Anne Hathaway; Michel Hazanavicius; Helen Hunt; Hugh Jackman; Famke Janssen; Norman Jewison; Suraj Sharma; Martin Short; DGA National Vice President Steven Soderbergh; Chris Spencer; George Stevens, Jr.; Eric Stonestreet; Quvenzhané Wallis; and Sam Waterston.

Affleck's fellow recipients within his directorial team included:

  • Unit Production Manager: Amy Herman
  • First Assistant Director: David Webb
  • Second Assistant Director: Ian Calip
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Clark Credle, Gavin Kleintop
  • First Assistant Director (Turkey Unit): Belkis Turan

Other winners were:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in A Dramatic Series

RIAN JOHNSON

Breaking Bad, “Fifty-One”
(AMC)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

BRIAN SMITH

Master Chef, “Episode #305”
(FOX)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series

JAY ROACH

Game Change
(HBO)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety

GLENN WEISS

666th Annual Tony Awards
(CBS)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials

JILL MITWELL

One Life To Live, “Between Heaven and Hell”
(ABC)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs
PAUL HOEN

Let it Shine
(Disney Channel)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

MALIK BENDJELLOUL

Searching For Sugar Man
Sony Pictures Classics

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

LENA DUNHAM

Girls, “Pilot”
(HBO)

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