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Ben Affleck Thanks “The Academy” At Critics’ Choice Awards After Oscars Snub

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Ben Affleck was named Best Director at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on Thursday, just hours after he was snubbed by the Academy Awards.

The filmmaker failed to score an Oscar nomination from the Academy for his critically-acclaimed movie Argo, only to be rewarded for his efforts by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Affleck appeared stunned when his name was read, and went on to allude to this morning’s snub in his acceptance speech.

Skyfall Soars to HUGE Box Office Win with Biggest James Bond Opening Ever

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Bond is back in a BIG way.

Skyfall, the 23rd movie in the James Bond franchise, has easily won the weekend box office with a staggering $87.8 million haul, giving it the biggest opening in the spy series’ long history.

The movie marks Daniel Craig’s third outing as Agent 007.

Last weekend’s top earner, the animated Wreck-It Ralph, finished  in second with $33.1 million.

Denzel Washington’s airline pilot drama Flight nabbed third place with $15.1 million in ticket sales.

Wreck-It Ralph Wins Weekend Box Office

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Wreck-It Ralph is king of the box office.

The animated new release about the trials and tribulations of being a video game villain easily won the weekend with $49.1 million in ticket sales, beating the debut of Denzel Washington’s drama Flight, which came in a distant second with $25 million.

Ben Affleck’s political thriller Argo nabbed third place with $10.2 million.

Argo Beats Hotel Transylvania and Cloud Atlas at Weekend Box Office

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Argo topped a crowded box office that was weakened by Hurricane Sandy’s threatening ascent up the East Coast.

Ben Affleck’s true story CIA thriller earned $12.4 million, beating the animated Hotel Transylvania, which took second place and a $9.5 million haul.

The Tom Hanks-Halle Berry new release Cloud Atlas secured third with $9.4 million.

Paranormal Activity 4 Scares Off Competition at Weekend Box Office

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Paranormal Activity 4 scared up a big box office victory this weekend, taking the top spot with $30 million.

Ben Affleck’s political drama Argo nabbed second place with $16.7 million.

And Liam Neeson’s Taken 2 looks to have secured third with $13.3 million.

Taken 2 Takes Another Weekend Win, Beating Argo & Sinister

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Taken 2 has done it again, taking a second straight weekend box office title.

The Liam Neeson thriller earned $22.5 million to stay in the top spot, just ahead of Ben Affleck’s new release Argo ($20.1 million) and Ethan Hawke’s horror film Sinister ($18.3 million).

WATCH: Ben Affleck’s Agro Trailer

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Ben Affleck debuted the trailer for his latest directorial effort, Argo, on Tuesday.

Based on a true story, the movie tells the tale of a CIA specialist (Affleck) who concocts a plan to rescue American citizens trapped in Iran during the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

Ben Affleck’s “Drastic” Haircut Confuses Perez Hilton

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“Serious question time: What’s going on with Ben Affleck’s hair?” asks Perez Hilton regarding Affleck’s shaggy new ‘do.

The blogger writes, “While walking in Santa Monica yesterday, [Affleck's] hair was just too drastic to ignore, getting into his face and getting so close to The Biebs’ signature look, we started to fear he might be going through a midlife crisis.” So, what’s the real reason behind the actor’s new haircut?

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