Why Ben Affleck Wasn't at the 2022 SAG Awards

Affleck was nominated Sunday night for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in 'The Tender Bar.'

Ben Affleck was notably missing from the 2022 SAG Awards Sunday night.

The 49-year-old actor, who was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in The Tender Bar, was absent from the crowd as the nominees were read aloud. The award ultimately went to Troy Kotsur for his role in CODA.

Affleck had a good reason to miss out on the 28th annual awards though. ET confirmed that Affleck did not attend Sunday's show because he was at his son Samuel's birthday party. Samuel, whose birthday is Feb. 27, turned 10 today. Affleck also shares Violet, 16 and Seraphina 13, with ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.

Affleck has been turning his focus to his family. When he's not on screen, The Last Duel actor is spending his time with his children and his girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez. Affleck and the 52-year-old entertainer became an item in 2002, before getting engaged and eventually calling it quits in 2004. They rekindled their romance in 2021, with a source telling ET earlier this month that they have "so much in common" this time around.

"They really trust each other and that is so important to both. They also have so much in common in terms of their careers, and both have kids with ex partners, so they both get the dynamics of each other's lives and families," the source shared. "Ben's kids really like Jen, and her kids love Ben. He is incredible around them and makes them all laugh. He goes with the flow. Their kids like each other too, which they are both so grateful for and happy about, because they know that sometimes that can be tough."

The source added that Lopez feels like their love story is like "a fairy tale between them and like they are meant to be."

"She is so incredibly in love with him. Ben is so funny and confident. He is always telling Jen she can do anything. He is not scared or intimidated by her money or success," the source noted.

As for their exes, the source says Garner "is in a good place with herself and with Ben. She is happy for him. She is glad that Ben is healthy and thinks he is a really good dad."

Meanwhile, the source adds that Anthony and Lopez "talk a lot. He is very understanding and loves her as a person. He is always supportive of her. They are just really great friends and co-parents. He wants her to be happy."

For more on the couple, check out the video below.

The 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards air live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Stay tuned to ETonline.com for complete coverage of the 2022 awards season.