Every dog has his day, and March 27 was Matt Damon’s. He was honored at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the “24th Annual American Cinematheque Award Presentation to Matt Damon.”
As the title implies, it was all about the 39-year-old actor. “This is way too much attention for one person,” Matt said when he accepted his award.
It wasn’t your usual night of formal ceremonies and tear-jerking speeches. Jimmy Kimmel opened the ceremony with his signature sarcastic comedy as he made fun of good-humored Matt, who took everything in stride. They also showed clips of Jimmy Kimmel Live where they spoofed Matt’s films.
Matt’s best friend Ben Affleck also poked fun at the Bourne Identity actor before handing him the Cinematheque award in front of a celebrity-studded audience. He even got barbs from Sarah Silverman and Ben’s wife Jennifer Garner.
In the middle of Matt’s thank-you speech, Jimmy’s comedy sidekick interrupted Matt, pretending to shove him off the stage.
Watch the official coverage of the “24th Annual American Cinematheque Award Presentation to Matt Damon” on ABC, coming this spring.
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