Ben Affleck

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Ben Affleck may need to hide the pens in the house today.

At the Critics' Choice Movie Awards on Thursday, Affleck explained during his acceptance speech for Best Director for Argo why he had scribbles on his hands. "My daughter wrote my name on my hand for luck. I don't know how that works, but I guess it worked," he said.

As for tonight's Golden Globes, he joked with me yesterday at the BAFTA Tea, "She's going to write a paper—800 words single-spaced."

Kidding aside, Affleck said he didn't know if the doodling will become a regular thing. "I'm not a big believer in forcing the stuff or getting too focused on it," he said. "I think the healthiest version of this experience, if there is one, is go have fun, get to run into people you admire in life and tell them you like their movie and then go home and hang out with your kids."

And then maybe let them write on your hands?

Also at the annual Audi-sponsored BAFTA soiree, which took place at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, were Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Bradley Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Lawrence, Eddie Redmayne, Sally Field, Michelle Dockery, Jon Bon Jovi, Freida Pinto, Dev Patel, Sienna Miller, Juno Temple, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kara Hayward and this year's Miss Golden Globes Francesca Eastwood.

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