"I do have to say real quick, Ben Affleck got robbed." Bradley Cooper is stunned to learn the Argo actor/director missed out on a Best Director nomination for the 2013 Academy Awards, even though the hostage drama was shortlisted for the prestigious Best Picture honour when the nods were announced on Thursday morning (10Jan13). Cooper was nominated in the Best Actor category for his role in Silver Linings Playbook, which also landed David O. Russell a Best Director nod.