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Ben Affleck left his hotel to attend the National Board of Review Awards last night, and the hunky actor either hired a stylist or has been brushing up on men's fashion, because he has been looking so dapper as of late!

Why isn't this Boston boy smiling, though! The A-list actor has a lot to be happy about these days. Not only was his movie Argo one of the best of 2012, but he just scored his first Director's Guild Awards nomination for the film.

"I am extremely proud and humbled to receive my first DGA nomination for Argo. On behalf of the entire directing team, I want to thank the Director's Guild for this tremendous honor. I also want to express my appreciation to all of my enormously talented colleagues on both sides of the camera. Argo is the result of all our work," he told the crowd upon receiving the good news.

We have a feeling Mr. Affleck might receive something gold and shiny when the Academy Awards roll around!