Critics are certain that Ben Affleck will end up getting some awards nominations

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck check out of the Mandarin Hotel

Here are some amazing photos of Autumnal Bennifer leaving the Mandarin Hotel in New York on Sunday. They stayed in New York this weekend because of the NYC premiere of The Last Duel, where J.Lo flew in to support him. While I loved her two-piece Herve Leger ensemble at the premiere, her “street style” fashion is pretty bad. It’s so dated!! J.Lo’s style is actually pretty dated overall, and she is one of those people stuck in the glamour time-warp of the late ’90s and early ‘00s. But holy sh-t, this look is bad!

Meanwhile, by all accounts, we probably will see more Autumnal Bennifer on red carpets this fall, and then in December they’ll turn into Winter Bennifer. George Clooney recently pointed out something very true about Ben: Ben is “growing into” the most interesting roles of his career. Clooney – who directed Ben in The Tender Bar – said Ben is “a really wonderful actor who hasn’t been given a lot of great parts to show that off” and Ben is “coming to the age where you get to grow into certain parts.”

Critics seem to agree, especially since Ben is highlighting his range in two films this fall, The Tender Bar and The Last Duel. Variety’s Clayton Davis noted in a weekend piece that Ben “completely steals the show” in his scenes in The Last Duel AND The Tender Bar and that perhaps with these two performances, people will realize what an underrated actor Ben has been all this time. Davis even noted that The Tender Bar will play very well during the awards season because it’s sentimental and heart-warming at times, and because Ben really anchors the film (along with Lily Rabe, who is also getting great reviews). It feels almost certain that Ben is going to get some supporting-actor nominations. And J.Lo will be by his side!! Please.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck check out of the Mandarin Hotel

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Merricat says:

    Oh, my word, this outfit is awful. The boots are awful with it.

    • Kaye says:

      +1 those boots

      • CooCooCatchoo says:

        Those are boots? I thought she was wearing pants under skirt. Either way, a truly bad and unflattering look.

    • local russian hill says:

      it could be that she’s wearing coach. not that i know for certain. but since she has been campaigning for their label as of late, it’s a possibility. regardless the material is too heavy to drape properly and there’s way too many layers involved as well.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Jesus, the leather and suede overkill. My god.

      • Carolnr says:

        I agree!
        I love brown in the Fall, but that is brown overkill! It is also not a good color of brown on makes her skin tone look orange! Maybe it just doesn’t photograph well…

    • Jessica says:

      In jlo’s defense, early 90s fashion is the trend atm for gen z. So if it looks dated, that’s because it is.

  2. Jules says:

    Lmao, Kim K wants her wardrobe back

  3. sunny says:

    Well yeah- Ben is a really strong writer, an very good director, and a solid actor. I think acting is the area he weakest in and even then he is really good but for a long time he choose terrible projects. I think it is one of those cases where because of his looks he was cast as a leading man but i think he actually is more of a strong character actor.

    Looking forward to seeing the Tender Bar.

  4. Jais says:

    I wonder, if JLo had been with Ben during the Hustler time period, would she have gotten the Oscar nom? Idk but I’d like to see her get the noms and him be at her side. Maybe one day?

  5. Jamie says:

    It looks like they had extra fabric leftover from her Met Gala look they decided to use.

  6. Pocket Litter says:

    Geezo. Brown outfit is absolutely fug.

  7. Jenny says:

    The two browns together are gorgeous. Ben needs to update his shoe game. They look healthy and happy.

  8. minx says:

    Oh dear. That is one ugly outfit.

  9. Queen Meghan's Hand says:

    Ben Affleck deserved an Oscar nomination for his performance in Gone Girl as Nick Dunne. He is also an excellent comedic actor.

  10. Shawna says:

    The monochrome look is at least trendy.

  11. Mel says:

    LOL! It’s still not cool enough here for all of that. The boots are pure overkill.

  12. Theothermia says:

    He looks so different from cigarette and coffee meme Ben. 🙂 Good for them.

    The outfit is pretty bad but she’s so gorgeous she could wear anything lol.

    • LaurenMichelle says:

      They both look so good! J-Lo kinda looks like a gorgeous pimp and Ben looks healthy.

  13. Natters says:

    The Tender Bar is a good read, he is perfect for role. It must be weird to have dated high maintenance JLo then marry low maintenance (or at least she comes off as LM) then go back to HM. One woman can leave the house in minutes, the next a few hours.

  14. Monica says:

    I think J-Lo pulls it off where not many could. She was made for 70s-flavored fall fashion.

  15. Vanessa says:

    Call me crazy but I like it.