Ben Affleck’s success continues at SAG Awards

By: Jonathan Bennett

The 19th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards took place on January 27 and many A-list stars stepped out in their best ensembles to praise one another. Even though many actors, actresses and films were honored during the night, it was Ben Affleck who stole the show. 

The Los Angeles Times reports the “Argo” director, producer and star, was honored alongside his cast and crew with one of the biggest awards of the night, Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Affleck gave a heartfelt speech, thanking his family and those involved with the movie. He also admitted to the news source that he didn’t think the film was going to win since it was up against so many other great films and casts.

“I absolutely thought there was no way we would win this award,” Affleck told the publication backstage. “You look at ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘Lincoln’ – I thought, ‘well, no matter what happens, I know we won’t win, and I’m OK with it.'”

Even though Affleck has taken home multiple recognition awards this season, he didn’t earn a nod for best director for “Argo” by the Academy Awards. 

Other big winners at this year’s SAG Awards include Jennifer Lawrence, who won her first SAG for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook.” Actor Bryan Cranston was also honored for his work on the hit show “Breaking Bad.”