Well, isn’t this an interesting crinkle. Ben Affleck continued his hot streak of picking up every award out there since being snubbed by the Academy Awards. The 40-year-old won the prestigious Directors Guild Award for his directing efforts on Argo. Affleck became only the third person in the guild’s 65-year history to win the DGA but not get an Oscar nomination- Steven Spielberg (The Color Purple) and Ron Howard (Apollo 13) being the other two.

Long considered the most accurate Oscar precursor, the DGAs have only NOT matched the Best Directing Academy Award winner only six times since its inception including this year. If Argo does end up winning Best Picture at the upcoming Oscars, it’ll only be the fourth film to do so without a corresponding directing nod. The last movie to achieve that feat was Driving Miss Daisy back in 1989. Personally, I’m rooting for Ben to do the same. Perhaps, he’ll finally be vindicated for Gigli, Pearl Harbor, etc… Check out all the 2013 DGA winners below including one for GirlsLena Dunham.

2013 Directors Guild Awards Winners

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film
Ben Affleck – Argo

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Malik Bendjelloul – Searching For Sugar Man

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama Series
Rian Johnson – Breaking Bad

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series
Lena Dunham – Girls

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in TV Movie/Miniseries
Jay Roach – Game Change

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety
Glenn Weiss – 66th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Television
Brian Smith – Master Chef

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials
Jill Mitwell – One Life To Live, “Between Heaven and Hell”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs
Paul Hoen – Let it Shine

Do you think Argo can win Best Picture even without a directing nod? Are you surprised that Ben Affleck is picking up all these awards? Did you watch Argo? Is it worthy of Best Picture honors? Sound off below.