The Heartwarming Reason Ben Affleck Skipped the 2022 SAG Awards
For Ben Affleck, dad is the most important role.
The actor made that very clear over the weekend when he skipped the 2022 SAG Awards to celebrate his and Jennifer Garner‘s son Samuel Affleck‘s 10th birthday, according to multiple reports.
While Ben, who is also dad to Violet Affleck, 16, and Seraphina Affleck, 13, wasn’t present at the ceremony, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in The Tender Bar.
Though the award ended up going to Coda star Troy Kotsur, Ben has received a lot of praise for his performance in the film, which centers on a 9-year-old boy—in search of a father figure—bonding with his bartender uncle and the pub’s customers. The George Clooney-director movie, which is an adaptation of J. R. Moehringer‘s 2005 memoir, has even received a sweet shout-out from Ben’s girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez.
“There is a great scene with Ben and the little boy in a bowling alley,” Jennifer told her Instagram followers in January. “Ben plays his uncle and they are both amazing in the movie.”