Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner are still campaigning for that Oscar, with dimples!

I was going to make a big deal about these photos of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner and the Dimple Parade. I thought today was the last day of Oscar voting, like the ballots were due today, and this was Ben and Jen’s last big push, last big photo op just to remind Oscar voters that OMG HAPPY FAMILY DIMPLES. But I was wrong – “final balloting” begins today and extends to February 19th (for online voters). We still have 11 days of dimples!!!!!! And after that, Ben turns into a surly pumpkin. After that, no more well-dressed Ben holding hands with his daughters on the daily coffee run. No more Ben smiling sheepishly and winningly for the paparazzi. No more public displays of affection for his wife. After those Oscar ballots are in, Ben will go back to being grumpy and surly and he’ll go back to flipping off the paps.

I wonder if Ben is exhausted with all of this happy, dimply family time? I’m not asking that to be rude, I’m still getting used to Ben’s about-face. A year ago, it seemed like he could care less about looking like a devoted family man. He had other things to do, he wasn’t interested in being a stay-at-home dad.

So, will Ben end up winning at the Oscars? I think it’s looking pretty good that Argo will take Best Picture, although there is still a week and a half of hustling left, so you can be sure that Ben and Jen will be out in full force. Incidentally, CB recently saw Argo and she really enjoyed it, although she had the same criticism that I saw from a lot of critics – when Ben is directing himself, he definitely puts himself on camera too often, often to the detriment of the story. So while Argo is a really good movie, Ben still has some issues?

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. RHONYC says:

    oh that lil’ Sera is my fave lil’ Affleck! she looks just like daddy & is oh so precious! awww! :-D

  2. Ms Kay says:

    Waaaaaa that last pic with his daughter, dude is almost effortlessly too good!!!

    Interesting how the photo op is done, Garner is leading the way…

  3. Cathy says:

    I don’t care for his beard. The man needs a shave.

  4. Cordelia says:

    Everyone’s got a past.. why is it so hard for people to admit that he is in fact a great director. And I am not saying that just because of Argo.. I have watched all of his movies.. and they are all excellent. So yes, he is campaigning, but so is everyone else. And maybe because people still can’t see beyond his stupid years, he has to campaign harder. Whatever, get over it.. chill out and go watch Gone Baby Gone and The Town.

  5. hoya_chick says:

    Your last few sentences are why he SHOULDN’T win yet! He is not there yet. Ugh but his campaign will probably work. Yuck. I really want Lincoln to win Best Picture but I don’t think that will happen since the people associated with that movie are classy and not pap-whores. Oh well.

    Don’t they have a coffee machine at their house? I cannot imagine getting up every morning and going out for breakfast and coffee so often. So transparent. Seraphina is their cutest kid so I don’t mind the photos with her, little chica is adorable!

    Jennifer Garner’s casual style is so ugh. I bet everything she is wearing costs hundreds of dollars but she always looks so disheveled and frumpy! Look at her?! Ben looks great though I love his whole look. That’s how my guy dresses. He definitely looks better with the beard. He should keep it.

    We’ll still have to see Jennifer and the kids everyday regardless of it’s Oscar season. She loves the paps. Lol. At least in these we get to see sexy Ben.

    • Evelyn says:

      I go out for coffee and breakfast every morning, it’s my moment if serenity

      • hoya_chick says:

        Lol, I can see that. But their morning doesn’t seem that serene. There must be multiple paps there shouting their names trying to get their shots and causing a scene. I just don’t think they are doing it for the reasons you are. It’s definitely to be seen, not for peace and quiet.

        I am NOT a morning person and I don’t drink coffee or have an appetite until 10-11am so I can’t relate. But I understand what you are saying.

    • bluhare says:

      I think all their kids are adorable. Violet was as cute as Seraphina when she was her age. Now she’s at the gawky “growing and losing my teeth” stage. And little Samuel’s a doppelganger for all of them.

    • Lyn says:

      I agree with you about Lincoln; it was phenomenal. Argo was good, but I thought Zero Dark Thirty and even Silver Linings Playbook were better. Argo is basically a Valentine to Hollywood and that’s why it will win.

      Seriously, Ben is more desperate for an Oscar than Anne Hathaway. The daily pap parade is ridiculous.

  6. Michele says:

    I love them both. I hope he wins the Oscar.

  7. karmasabiatch! says:

    Gaahhh…that little Seraphina really brings out the “want a baby now in me. Sera and her older sister are totes adorable.

    Gosh, maybe after all of this family parading Ben’s been doing in service of a damned Oscar, he’s learned how to actually appreciate his beautiful wife?! Maybe that’s too much to hope for. Idk, but Team Garner

  8. Tazina says:

    There’s nothing wrong with going out for coffee. It gets you up and out, a nice start to the day. You might socialize with some people. It’s all good.

    I wonder if Jennifer has abandoned those awful shapeless grey tops that used to be a wardrobe staple for her. She does seem to be adding a bit more color lately. It looks good on her.

  9. Tiffany says:

    I see this as how fill of it both of them are. They are never to bitch about paparazzi again.

  10. videli says:

    The more he ages, the hotter he gets. I thought he was Mister Potato Head when he was young, around the Mall Rats era. But now he’s simply hot. He’s also probably a jerk who wants everything in his private life, kids, devoted wife,and the bachelor lifestyle, and a couple of pieces on the side, but cannot be satisfied with one choice, and then he loathes himself, and then he gets a complete misery to live with. But he’s hot, his clothes are good, and I like the whatever adjustment he’s doing in the crotch area.

  11. GeeMoney says:

    Apparently, he’s unhappily married (and cheats like crazy) and she’s doing her best to make everyone think that they have a good marriage. Read all about it here…

    It’s too bad…

  12. aston martin says:

    Just saw Argo last night, and with the brief exception of him shirtlessly putting on his shirt in front of a mirror, I don’t agree that he films him self too much, or gratuitously. I mean even that lap sex scene with Blake Lively in his last one wasn’t gratuitous – it worked with the plot – just seemed over-sexed because of all the press about the two of the boning or bone-longing, at the very least.

    Jennifer Garner … guys I SO SO SOOOO want to worship her. She’s so F***ing great as a mom and seems so genuinely sweet, and proud of her husband who is white hot in the industry despite him often being lukewarm at home.

    The thing is I canNOT imagine the two of them ever, ever having sex. Or at least GOOD sex. His life is so high-throttle, and he craves it so hard. So it’s like he has to park his Ferrari and climb back into the VW Bug the minute he walks through his front door; and really – how sexy can that be?

    Having a family, kids, wife, husband — it’s either the best or the worst, and I don;t think he honestly knows which it is right now, you know?

    PS I think his inner struggles that he wears on his sleeve make him seem complex and torn and — I hate to say it, but sexy.

  13. aston martin says:

    And GOD Jennifer – get a stylist! She constantly looks the way Katie did before she bailed on Tom. She looks like she just does not care about how her outer appearance reflects to the world her inner light. She could take an hour every couple days and hit a blow-dry bar, and at least her hair could look hot, and cared for. And pay for a closet overhaul. Not in the Kanye “Kim is my bitch/doll” way; just to have a ton of flattering cute stuff that all goes together.

    This coming from a woman still in sweatpants and a messy bun. :P

  14. Helvetica says:

    He is so hot. Getting better with age all the time. Oh yes, I would with him.

    She always looks so frumpy during the day. Could at least make an effort.

  15. megsie says:

    Ben’s smiling in one pic and looking surly in the next. This is the usual for him. I think people are reading far too much into Ben’s facial expressions than they should. Of all the genuinely bad marriages in HW, I wonder why the tabs so enjoy picking on this one?

  16. erika says:

    God….give it up!

    what’s the point to all of this? doesn’t the oscar committee see that everyone’s on their goody two shoes best behavior (I mean, trying sooo hard)? and then boom, day after everyone drops face and return to their normal, selfish, obsessed selves?

    I’m not saying be an a-hole i’m just saying be real not fake

  17. KellyinSeattle says:

    I agree; adorable pic with his daughter. I really do like Jennifer Garner, but Ben is over the top with campaigning…anyone think he could win a senatorial seat?

  18. KS says:

    They’re not going to stop taking their kids to eat breakfast and get the mail and dropping them off at school just because the Oscars ceremony passes.

    Just so you know and can stop complaining about it now.

  19. Shelb says:

    Ben missing out on a Best Director nod may go down as one of the biggest Oscar mistakes ever. He’s swept every other award show and the Oscar crapped on him. It’s either the final straw in Oscar’s importance or the year they decided to wake up.