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Matt Damon: American Cinematheque Award!

Matt Damon: American Cinematheque Award!

Matt Damon gets the support of his wife Lucy at American Cinematheque’s 24th Annual Award Presentation to Matt Damon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday (March 27).

The ceremony was attended by his longtime pals and colleagues including Ben Affleck (with wife Jennifer Garner), Charlize Theron, Greg Kinnear, Casey Affleck, Robin Williams, Don Cheadle, Clint Eastwood, Jimmy Kimmel, and Sarah Silverman.

Kimmel joked during his opening monologue, “They must be running out of stars for awards. Who will we honor next year? Vanessa Hudgens?”

When accepted his award, Matt shared, “I can honestly say that there’s a good chance that next year Ben [Affleck] will be here, presenting this award to someone else. There’s a lot of buzz about Vanessa Hudgens.”

A taped version of the event, “Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute,” will air next month on ABC.

FYI: Matt wore a black Ferragamo 3-piece tuxedo and black tramezza shoes.

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Credit: WENN; Photos: Frazer Harrison/Getty, Bauergriffinonline
Posted to: Luciana Damon, Matt Damon

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  • Josie

    lol thats was kinda mean to say about vanessa….

  • Malia

    Jimmy Kimmel was joking (as usual), but what Matt Damon said was sweet. There IS a lot of buzz about Vanessa–she just got ShoWest’s “Female Star of Tomorrow, and there’s lots of buzz about “Beastly” and “Sucker Punch.”

  • camie

    ^ yeaa. lol. it kinda wa. but it was also an insult to damon, cause kimmel sayin he doesn’t deserve it. lol. but he was just jokin, and i think nessa might get the award next yr :)

  • boba

    Is she pregnant again?

  • peggy

    @Josie:

    MAYBE JARED SHOULD USE THE CORRECT QUOTE – INSTEAD OF LYING.

    Kimmell said:

    “This is ridiculous, right? He’s not even 40!” Kimmel said. “We’re giving the salute to someone in his 30s! Next year, let’s give it to Vanessa Hudgens.”

    Shame on you Jared and your team – takling lessons from Perez Hilton

  • Love Matt

    I love Matt so much! Thank you, Jared! I have a lot of respect for him as an actor and as a person. He is truly a good guy and has a great sense of humour. And to me, he is hunkilicious just the way he is and it’s not all about his looks, it’s the whole package.

  • Chanel

    His wife is really cute. They make a good couple.

  • gracemarie

    It wasnt meant as a diss at all. Matt teases Ben and says he will be around next year to “present” the award to another person – implying Ben will never been “good” enough to get the award himself.

    Ergo he heard there is “a lot of buzz about Vanessa Hudgens” so maybe Ben will give it to her next year.

    t’s a joke but it was not a diss. And I wonder if they were talking about her before this all started since just picking her out of the air is not only unlikely but ridiculous.

    Having just won a Showest Award and Beastly being talked about so much – pulling her name most likely was not random.

    and YES Jared made the quote up. Disgraceful

  • gracemarie
  • love

    Matt looks old.

  • http://ethicminds.blogspot.com george kyaw naing

    Both of them look good. Happy couple!

    ethidMinds

    george

  • Dreads

    Real quote or not, that Kimmel line was hella funny. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Best joke ever IMO. I totally agree on the Vanessa Hudgens thing. HAHAHAHAHA!!

  • Goopy

    IMO Lucy is preggers again.

  • peggy

    @Dreads:

    HAHAHA on you. when you become part of a joke like Kimmel (assuming you read the real one and not Jared’s rewrite to cause controversy) it’s because you are relelvant and because theere is “buzz” about you in Hollywood.

    Kimmel was also making fun of DAmon = why because Damon is relelvant in Hollywood . So the jokes on you cause all it proves is that Vanessa is being noticed in Hollywood.

    Seems your not very astute

  • kgg

    I like the quotes…at least she is being noticed and both were positive as I see it. Kimmel was just joking and Matt was kidding Ben, so it’s all good.

  • http://deleted ellie’

    Now this is a true actor.. He gorgeous beautiful family.. a real nice guy..

  • Ek200

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    they sooooo made fun of Vanessa (Talent-less) Hudgens.. Yea people in hollywood know her because she’s dating Zac and had a N*U*D*E Photo SCANDAL that had everyone talking (for the wrong reasons)

    she will NEVER recieve this award.. that’s what they were saying basically. Hahahahaha

    that is GREAT! Hope Vanessa was embarrassed… I would be!

  • Ek200

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    they sooooo made fun of Vanessa (Talent-less) Hudgens.. Yea people in hollywood know her because she’s dating Zac and had a N*U*D*E Photo SCANDAL that had everyone talking (for the wrong reasons)

    she will NEVER recieve this award.. that’s what they were saying basically. Hahahahaha

    that is GREAT! Hope Vanessa was embarrassed… I would be!

  • Clay

    Matt is soooo handsome!

  • http://findafilter.com/ air conditioner filter

    Does it really matter who said what, or is it more important that he got the award? I say congrats Matt, you’re a fine actor!

  • lexy hates bilson

    He’s a great actor! He and his wife look lovely and glad to see Matt and Jen supporting their friend!!

  • flor

    Yay Matt!!!!!

  • claudia

    Is his wife there to receive the “Luckiest Skanky Cocktail Waitress” award?

  • peggy

    @Ek200:

    HAHAHA maybe you should learn to read–The quote JJ used from EW is already being called a falsehood by people who were there supposedly. THe actual reference had to do with Damon and Hudgens being young. But this is JJ where a statement that causes controversy whether true or not is printed.

    Finally you obviously know nothing about anything. Vanessa just won Showest and Bestly was the biggest thing hit there.

    But since you know nothing I’ll educate you – it was a roast of Damon and you are only used as a joke at a roast if you’re relelvant.

    And the fact your grandmother was known for selling herself on a street corner shouldn’t make you so bitter.

  • sunshine

    “claudia @ 03/29/2010 at 8:31 am

    Is his wife there to receive the “Luckiest ****** Cocktail Waitress” award?”

    Hahahaha – that made me laugh so hard! I always get the feeling there is something so off about them He knocked her up and then married her probably in defense of his career. I don’t believe it’s true love, I think she’s a beard.

  • em

    it was’nt an insult to Vanessa. Matt Damon isn’t a nobody he is sucessful, he has been nominated several times for an Academy Award and has even won one. What Kimmel was saying is that it’s ridiculous to give a life time acheivement award to someone who is not even 40! It wasn’t a pun to Matt’s sucess as an actor but to his age. He said Vanessa Hudgens as it stating that she’s even younger, next year lets give it to her. Sure it was a joke but it wasn’t meant to be offensive.
    I agree Jared should fix the quotes because they are incorret. I read this yesterday online and i thought it was cute, but i read it here again and i knew something was off.

  • Poor Matt

    He should have followed Ben’s lead in marriage. Ben married a beautiful, talented, university grad while Matt settled for this? An illiterate cocktail waitress who performed lap dancers for customers in the mens restroom. Matt you failed big time with this one.

  • Katie n

    There is lot of jealousy in the last few posts. Yes. she is very lucky. He seems very much in love with her and wants to spend time with her. Just be happy for her.

  • QueenOfTrashin

    Funny, I have never heard Luciana referred to as Lucy.

  • em

    love is blind but Matt is in love and he seems happy so i’m happy for him, for both of them.

  • peggy

    @Poor Matt:

    Luciana was a bartender not a lap dancer and she is from Argentina.

    Keep your racist views cause she’s olive complexted to yourself.

    She is a lovely woman and he is in love and happy – things I’m sure you are not

  • MARY

    They’re madly in love.
    I smell envy and jealousy in many posts.
    go to the doctor, sick

  • vfan

    Yay! Nice to have Vanessa mentioned.
    Hopefully we will see them on the big screen together! :)

  • julie

    congrats matt, lovely wife, he deserves everything he gets, such a nice man and great actor, every post these same jealous people say the same thing, who cares but you, we love all of them, so keep your negativity to yourself losers. a big fan still.

  • to goopy

    IMO Lucy is preggers again
    ———————-

    and you know this for sure exactly how?

  • to poor matt

    you really don’t know what you’re talking about, do you? first off, lucy was a bartender. for your information, there are a lot of bartenders who are women, i’m one of them. and just where did you get the idea that lucy is illiterate. oh wait, let me guess! you’re projecting your own personal flaws on to lucy.

  • to sunshine

    you really are an idiot, aren’t you? there was/is no reason matt had to mary lucy in defense of his career. for your information, matt met lucy while he was filming Stuck on You (2003) in Florida. they married in 2005. isabella was born in june of 2006. contrary to what you believe, i happen to know that matt is very much in love with lucy. you see, idiot, it is not only a case of what you know but also a case of who you know.

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