Ben Affleck http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25990/all en Matt Damon 'thrilled' for Ben Affleck's movie awards triumphs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/matt-damon-thrilled-ben-afflecks-movie-awards-triumphs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Zorianna Kit</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Ben Affleck is storming through the Hollywood awards season with his movie "Argo," and no-one could be happier than his old friend Matt Damon.</p> <p>"Argo," which Affleck directed, produced and stars in, won best drama movie and best director awards at both the Golden Globes on Sunday and the Critics Choice last week. It is also nominated for seven Oscars.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/matt-damon-thrilled-ben-afflecks-movie-awards-triumphs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American film directors Ben Affleck Ben Affleck Cinema of the United States Human Interest Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:00:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734476 at http://www.globalpost.com Hostage film "Argo" wins producers' award as Oscars loom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/hostage-film-argo-wins-producers-award-oscars-loom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sue Zeidler</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Iran hostage drama "Argo" continued its trophy-winning streak on Saturday, taking the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards in the latest boost to its chances at the Oscars.</p> <p>Guild picks regularly go on to win at the film industry's most prestigious event - for the last five years, the producers' choice of best-produced film has taken the best picture Oscar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/hostage-film-argo-wins-producers-award-oscars-loom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American film directors Ben Affleck Cinema of the United States Entertainment Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:00:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740052 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Hostage film "Argo" wins producers award as Oscars loom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-hostage-film-argo-wins-producers-award-oscars-loom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* PGA award often indicator of Oscars success</p> <p>* Argo tells story of Iran hostage rescue</p> <p>* Director, producer, star Affleck collects prize (Adds bullet points, background)</p> <p>By Sue Zeidler</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Iran hostage drama "Argo" continued its trophy-winning streak on Saturday, taking the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards in the latest boost to its chances at the Oscars.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-hostage-film-argo-wins-producers-award-oscars-loom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American film directors Ben Affleck Cinema of the United States Entertainment Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740067 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Argo' wins top prize at Screen Actors Guild awards http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/argo-wins-top-prize-at-screen-actors-guild-awards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 27 (Reuters) - "Argo" won the Screen Actors Guild award for best cast ensemble on Sunday, the top prize at the annual Hollywood ceremony.</p> <p>The film about the Iran hostage crisis starred Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin and Bryan Cranston.</p> <p>The Screen Actors Guild, made up of about 100,000 actors working in the United States, handed out trophies for the best performances on film and television at a dinner in Los Angeles. (Reporting By Jill Serjeant, editing by Stacey Joyce)</p> American film directors Ben Affleck Cinema of the United States Entertainment Human Interest Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 03:30:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740333 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>Humble Damon cheers Oscar hopeful, friend Ben Affleck</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Affleck Cinema of the United States Entertainment Film Human Interest Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:15:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750569 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/reuters-entertainment-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>Humble Damon cheers Oscar hopeful, friend Ben Affleck</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/reuters-entertainment-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Affleck Cinema of the United States Entertainment Film Human Interest Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 06:15:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750772 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>Springsteen says "freaky" to be honored at pre-Grammys tribute</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Affleck Cinema of the United States Entertainment Human Interest Shirley Bassey Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 13:45:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750956 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>One year later, Grammys recall scramble over Whitney Houston death</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy host LL Cool J called it a "death in our family" and it was he who suggested starting the Grammy Awards show last year with a prayer for Whitney Houston. Behind the scenes, Grammy Awards producers had worked all night to re-shape the music industry's biggest night just 24 hours after the drowning death of the troubled superstar in a Beverly Hills hotel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Affleck Cinema of the United States Entertainment Human Interest Nationality Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 21:16:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751368 at http://www.globalpost.com Ben Affleck's 'Argo' wins best film at Britain's BAFTAs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/ben-afflecks-argo-wins-best-film-at-britains-baftas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran hostage crisis drama "Argo" won the best film prize at Britain's BAFTA awards on Sunday, in a further boost for US actor-director Ben Affleck's movie at the Oscars later this month.</p> <p>Affleck also won the best director award at the biggest night of the British film industry, while Daniel Day-Lewis was named best actor for "Lincoln" and France's Emmanuelle Riva won best actress for "Amour".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/ben-afflecks-argo-wins-best-film-at-britains-baftas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American film directors Ben Affleck Cinema of the United States Entertainment Human Interest AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:00:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752119 at http://www.globalpost.com Snubbed 'Argo' director Affleck to present at Oscars http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/snubbed-argo-director-affleck-present-at-oscars <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ben Affleck will join the presenting cast for next week's Oscars, organizers said Thursday, despite the perceived snub that saw him miss the best director nominees' shortlist.</p> <p>"Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence, nominated for best actress for romcom "Silver Linings Playbook," and Jessica Chastain, frontrunner for her role in Osama bin Laden manhunt film "Zero Dark Thirty," will also present awards.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/snubbed-argo-director-affleck-present-at-oscars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy Award Ben Affleck Cinema of the United States Entertainment AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:46:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756126 at http://www.globalpost.com Hollywood stars take seats for unpredictable Oscars http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/hollywood-stars-take-seats-unpredictable-oscars <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Oscars host Seth MacFarlane kicked off an unpredictable 85th Academy Awards show Sunday, with Iran hostage drama "Argo" vying to beat Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" on Hollywood's biggest night.</p> <p>The star-studded and heavily musical show was preceded by a two-hour A-list fashion parade on the red carpet, with a healthy serving of old-school Hollywood glamour on display.</p> <p>"Family Guy" creator MacFarlane started with a joke about "Argo" director Ben Affleck, who was nominated for best film but failed to win a best director nomination, quipping that he was "unknown to the Academy."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/hollywood-stars-take-seats-unpredictable-oscars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American film directors Ben Affleck Cinema of the United States Entertainment Human Interest AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:16:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765509 at http://www.globalpost.com Affleck's 'Argo' wins best picture Oscar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/afflecks-argo-wins-best-picture-oscar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ben Affleck's Iran hostage drama "Argo" on Sunday took home the Oscar for best picture, in a unique presentation done by Jack Nicholson in Hollywood and First Lady Michelle Obama by videolink.</p> <p>"Argo" bested eight rivals for the top prize: "Amour," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook," and "Zero Dark Thirty."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/afflecks-argo-wins-best-picture-oscar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argo Ben Affleck Business Cinema of the United States Entertainment Environment Health Politics AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 06:01:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765634 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/update-1-michelle-obama-surprises-oscars-presenting-best-pictur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Affleck reaction)</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 24 (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise and unprecedented appearance on Sunday's Oscars telecast when she presented the award for Best Picture, the first time a president or first lady has ever presented an Academy Award.</p> <p>Appearing live on screen from the White House in Washington, almost 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from the Oscars ceremony in Hollywood, Obama praised the work of the movie industry before announcing the Iran hostage drama "Argo" the Best Picture winner.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/update-1-michelle-obama-surprises-oscars-presenting-best-pictur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Affleck Business Entertainment Environment Health Illinois Politics United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 06:30:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765661 at http://www.globalpost.com Affleck has last laugh on Oscars night http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/affleck-has-last-laugh-oscars-night <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ben Affleck insisted he bore no hard feelings on Sunday as he toasted the Oscars best picture triumph of his thriller "Argo" despite being snubbed in the best director category.</p> <p>After a manic, frenetic acceptance speech on stage, the 40-year-old film-maker was all smiles as he spoke to journalists after the crowning glory of his Iran hostage drama.</p> <p>And he insisted the perception of a snub by the Academy had been overblown, noting that several other acclaimed filmmakers had been overlooked in what has been a strong year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/affleck-has-last-laugh-oscars-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American film directors Ben Affleck Cinema of the United States Disaster Entertainment AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 07:46:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765699 at http://www.globalpost.com State Dept 'excited' by 'Argo' Oscar win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/state-dept-excited-argo-oscar-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US State Department, still mourning the loss of its diplomats in a bloody attack on a mission in Libya, Monday cheered the Oscar win for "Argo" based on a true life tale of diplomatic bravery.</p> <p>"I think we all were excited to see it win," deputy acting spokesman Patrick Ventrell told journalists of Ben Affleck's film which picked up the coveted best picture award at the Oscars on Sunday night.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/state-dept-excited-argo-oscar-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Affleck Cinema of the United States United States AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:15:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766358 at http://www.globalpost.com