The outrage on the snub has affected fans in different ways. While some are blatantly discontent with the Academy's decision,
Ben Affleck snubbed for Best Director instantly renders this year's Oscars a farce. Well done, Academy. #Aaaaagggghhhgo— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 10, 2013
Did Best Picture nominee Argo direct itself?— Peter Travers (@petertravers) January 10, 2013
Sorry to hear @benaffleck didn't get a Best Director nod for Argo - robbed— David Arquette (@davidarquette) January 10, 2013
Some understand that Affleck is actually being punished by the ghost of movies past.
And though some think Affleck is simply lending his well-deserved nomination to other directors,
Some believe the Academy should take one of the Argo's famous lines very personally.
Either way, like other people pointed out, the non-nomination doesn't mean that Affleck won't win the big prize at the end of the night.