Some of the biggest stars gathered Sunday at the 2022 SAG Awards at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar.

Ben Affleck was not at the ceremony, where he was nominated for outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role for “The Tender Bar.”

Affleck skipped the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards to attend his son Samuel’s birthday party. Samuel, whose birthday is Feb. 27, turned 10 years old.

The actor shares three kids, Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

Although the SAG Award went to Troy Kotsur for his work in the film “Coda,” Affleck has been praised for his performance in “The Tender Bar.”

The movie follows a 9-year-old boy who is in need of a father figure and forms a bond with his bartending uncle and the bar patrons.

The film was an adaptation of the 2005 memoir by J. R. Moehringer and directed by George Clooney.

In December 2021, Affleck noted that he felt a special connection to the movie. “It’s about the importance and power of parenting kids, and fatherhood and family, whatever that looks like,” he said at the time.

“It’s not about perfect people doing things perfect, it’s about a lot of people with a lot of struggles trying to go through things, but who understand and want to provide that basic love and support to this young guy.”

The same month Affleck admitted he had his fair share of flaws and was fortunate to have the chance to grow from them.

“I am very lucky in my life in that I have benefited from second chances, and I am aware that other people don’t even get first chances. I’ve had second chances in my career. I’ve had second chances as a human being. Life is difficult, and we are always failing and hopefully learning from those failures,” he said in an interview with Wall Street Journal Magazine.

“The one thing you really need to avail yourself of the opportunities provided from that growth is the second chance. I’ve definitely tried to take advantage of that. I haven’t always been successful, but in cases in which I have, they’ve turned out to be the defining aspects of my life.”