Nominated actor Ben Affleck skipped the SAG awards for the sweetest reason

We didn't think we could love Ben Affleck any more than we already do - we were wrong. 

He's shown the world that family time means most to him.

The SAG (Screen Actors Guild Awards) nominated actor was missing from his seat at the ceremony - to instead celebrate his son Samuel Affleck's 10th birthday (which he shares with ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, along with two daughters Violet (16) & Seraphina (13)).

The nomination was for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in The Tender Bar. The award was instead given to Troy Kotsur for his work in Coda.

Even though he wasn't a winner this time, Ben Affleck's performance in the film has received a lot of praise. Directed by George Clooney, the movie follows a young boy growing up who is looking for a father figure among the patrons of his uncle's bar. The screenplay is based on the memoir by journalist J.R. Moehringer.

Check out the full list of SAG nominees and the recipients here.