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Ben Affleck: Nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

Posted Tuesday January 8, 2013 11:17 PM GMT

It’s no secret that he’s a master at his acting craft, but Ben Affleck is also making waves as a movie director these days.

The Director’s Guild of America has recognized the “Mallrats” star for his amazing work with “Argo,” by nominating him for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2012 award.

And just as impressive as the nomination is the company in which Affleck finds himself- the other nominees are Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Tom Hooper, and Ang Lee.

Director’s Guild of America president Taylor Hackford told press, "DGA members have chosen an incredibly rich and varied group of filmmakers to nominate for this year's Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award. These directors represent the highest standard of filmmaking, and their films are a testament to artistic achievement, innovative storytelling and the passion that filmmakers share with their audiences. Being nominated by their peers is what makes this award particularly meaningful for directors, and I congratulate all of the nominees for their outstanding work."

In light of the nomination, Ben also stopped by "Good Morning America" on Tuesday (January 8) to chat about "Argo." Watch his interview below!

Enjoy the pictures of Ben Affleck at 'Good Morning America' (January 8).

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