Oscars flashback: When Ben Affleck thanked Jennifer Garner for ‘working on our marriage’

When “Argo” won Best Picture at the Oscars two years ago, producer/director Ben Affleck gave an emotional, yet slightly awkward acceptance speech that many believed hinted at troubles with his marriage to Jennifer Garner.

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“I want to thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases,” Affleck said at the podium. “It’s good. It is work, but it’s the best kind of work. And there’s no one I’d rather work with!”

Fast forward to this week, when Affleck and Garner broke the news of their split, telling People, “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce.”

By winning Best Picture, “Argo” took down co-nominees “Amour,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”

As you may recall from that 2012 Oscar season, many thought “Argo” had no shot at winning Best Picture because Affleck was snubbed as Best Director. But as soon as the precursors took over, “Argo” won almost everything in its path and became the obvious frontrunner on Oscar night.

“It doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life, cause that’s gonna happen. All that matters is that you gotta get up,” Affleck concluded in his Oscar speech. “Violet, Sam and Sera, I love you. This is for you.”

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