Oscars 2013: Ben Affleck 'honoured' by Best Picture win

Argo director not bitter that he wasn't nominated in the Best Director category

Ben Affleck has revealed how 'honoured' he feels to have won his Oscar for Best Picture.

'Argo' scored the actor-turned-director three gongs in all – Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing – but many thought he should have received a nomination for Best Director too.

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Affleck... Argo's producer George Clooney and writer Grant Heslov (Copyright: Rex)

“Naturally I was disappointed, but when I look at the directors [who were not nominated], Paul Thomas Anderson or Kathryn Bigelow - who's just amazing - Tom Hooper, Quentin Tarantino, these are all directors who I admire enormously,” he said. “It was just a very tough year.

“You know what? You're not entitled to anything. I'm honoured to be here, I'm honoured to be among these extraordinary movies, and I'm really, really honoured to win an Academy Award.”

Ang Lee took home the statue for Best Director, beating Steven Spielberg for 'Lincoln'.

Meanwhile 'Lincoln', which was hotly-tipped throughout the run-up to the Oscars, only won two – one for Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor and a second for Best Production Design.

Argo wins best picture at the 2013 Academy AwardsBen Affleck's "Argo," the story of how Hollywood, Canada and the CIA teamed up to rescue six Americans during the Iranian hostage crisis, has earned best picture at the Academy Awards.