Ben Affleck has certainly scored some awards over the past year.
Ben Affleck was awarded with the Spike’s Tv ‘Guy of the Year Award’ on Saturday (aired last night). The ceremony took place in Culver City, California. Affleck was presented his antler shaped (nicknamed ‘mantler’) award by fellow Oscar winning actor and director, Clint Eastwood. This is one of many awards; Affleck has received this year including an Oscar for his film Argo.
The Awards were first held in 2007 and previous winners have included Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Mickey Rourke, Maek Wahlberg and Matt Damon. As you’d expect, the awards are hardly female friendly (there is an award named the ‘holy grail of hot’) yet many turned out for the event including Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Alba.
The awards are hardly on par with the Oscars or a Golden Globes – there was a category in 2012 for ‘Hottest Zo(o)e(y)’. The nominations for this particular award were somewhat limited. However, the award’s lack of prestige did not prevent Affleck celebrating backstage with Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn and Jimmy Kimmel.
Other winners include Henry Cavill for ‘Most Manticipated Movie’; Burt Reynolds for ‘Alpha Male’ and Jeff Bridges for most ‘Original Dude’. Jake Gyllenhaal presented the award to Bridges dressed in a dressing gown and wig: in homage to Bridge’s performance in The Big Lebowski.
It has been a mixed month for Affleck. The award was a high point but car trouble has plagued him since, with his vintage red Chevvy Malibu Ss breaking down outside a fundraiser in Palisades, California yesterday, according to the Daily Mail. The trailer for his latest – and wildly speculated about- film Runner Runner was released last week. According to Hello, Affleck is currently taking a short break from acting and directing in order to spend more time with his wife, Jennifer Garner, and three young children.