Ben Affleck Wins Best Director At DGA Awards

2/3/2013 11:33am EST

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck became only the third person to pick up a Directors Guild of America Award without an Oscar nomination since 1948 when he continued his awards season dominance on Saturday night. 

The actor/moviemaker missed out on a Best Director Oscar nod last month but he has since picked up honors at the Critics Choice Awards and Golden Globes, among other events - and on Saturday he added a DGA gong to his haul. 

Still stunned by his success, Affleck took to the stage at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood to accept the nomination for Argo just before his name was called as the category winner, and told the audience, "I look out and see all these great directors. I feel I should be auditioning." 

It was also a big night for Hollywood 'it' girl Lena Dunham, who took home the prize for Best Comedy Series (Girls), and Jay Roach, who picked up the Best Movies for Television & Mini-Series honour for political drama Game Change

The winners list is: 
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film - Ben Affleck (Argo
Outstanding Directing Achievement in Documentary Film - Malik Bendjelloul (Searching For Sugar Man
Outstanding Directing Achievement in Movies for Television & Mini-Series - Jay Roach (Game Change) 
Outstanding Directing Achievement in Dramatic Series - Rian Johnson (Breaking Bad
Outstanding Directing Achievement in Comedy Series - Lena Dunham (Girls) 
Outstanding Directing Achievement in Musical Variety - Glenn Weiss (66th Annual Tony Awards) 
Outstanding Directing Achievement in Reality Programs - Brian Smith (Master Chef
Outstanding Directing Achievement in Daytime Serials - Jill Mitwell (One Life To Live
Outstanding Directing Achievement in Children's Programs - Paul Hoen (Let it Shine
DGA Lifetime Achievement Award - Milos Forman 
Robert B. Aldrich Service Award - Michael Apted 
Lifetime Achievement in News Direction Award - Eric Shapiro 
Frank Capra Achievement Award - Susan Zwerman 
Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award - Dency Nelson

This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network
Photo Credits: PR Photos

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