Ben Affleck's Oscars Snub: Bradley Cooper, Seth MacFarlane Think Argo Director Was Robbed

Host calls Affleck "the Matt Damon of directing"

By Rebecca Macatee Jan 10, 2013 4:28 PMTags

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If you thought Ben Affleck would score a Best Director Oscar nod for Argo, you weren't alone.

Bradley Cooper, an Academy Awards nominee for his role in Silver Linings Playbook, told the Today show Thursday morning Affleck "got robbed."

And Cooper wasn't the only one to take note of Affleck's Oscar snub. Seth MacFarlane, who is hosting this year's show and is also the writer of Ted's nominated song "Everybody Needs a Best Friend," fully agreed.

The funnyman told Live with Kelly and Michael (via satellite) he would've liked to see Affleck in included in the Best Director category. "He's like the Matt Damon of directing," MacFarlane quipped, referring to Affleck's lifelong BFF, who has also been notably snubbed by the Academy for his roles in years past.

Even Garner's ex-husband, Scott Foley, commented on the snub. He tweeted: "Travesty and injustice?A bit dramatic. But Affleck getting overlooked for a best director nod is just plain silly. That's right, silly. "

But hey, even though Affleck won't be winning an Oscar for Best Director, Argo itself is up for Best Picture.