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  • Matt won Best Actor at the Empire Awards, which was presented to him by Paul Greengrass. A report is at the Daily Mail, a live blog at Empire, with photos at Zimbio and the collage by Republic of Photography. A post-award interview is at YouTube.

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    To present Best Actor, sponsored by Jameson, it's the director of what Walliams calls "the good Bourne films", Paul Greengrass. In fairness to Doug Liman, The Bourne Identity isn't half bad.

    Michael B. Jordan may have been overlooked by the Oscars but Empire readers are a canny lot and spotted something highly nominatable in his portrayal of Adonis Johnson in Creed. Matt Damon (The Martian), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Michael Fassbender (Macbeth) and Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) are the other nominees.

    And the winner, says Greengrass, is... "Someone who literally shovelled shit for this part, the wonderful Matt Damon."

    "We literally just worked a seven-day week on the new Jason Bourne movie," says Damon. "Hopefully we didn't fuck it up." Damon laughs about The Martian's win in the Musical or Comedy category at the Golden Globes. "Maybe they didn't see it and just liked me and felt bad," he says. "Keep supporting movies! We all have jobs because of you guys." We bloody love Matt Damon.
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    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: March 21st, 2016 08:49 am (UTC) (Link)

    Empire

    Congrats to Matt indeed! He looks rather dashing in his checkered blue suit and lavender tie. So now he has the Empire award & a Golden Globe for his performance in the Martian.
    The YouTube interview is great. I like how the interviewer stops him from carrying on about Leo and brings it back to Matt. He looks humbly amused that the focus is HIM. :)
    Gregory

    Edited at 2016-03-21 08:49 am (UTC)
    From: iri_na_00 Date: March 21st, 2016 10:08 am (UTC) (Link)

    Awards

    Matt looks very good.

    I don't think we'll see him again with the award soon. His following films don't dispose of it. I'll be happy to be wrong.
    From: iri_na_00 Date: March 21st, 2016 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Empire Awards

    Matt's speech during the award ceremony
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOVDfTX-nVg
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 21st, 2016 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    BOURNE and EMPIRE AWARD

    Matt filming Bourne in London:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3503033/Matt-Damon-sports-black-eye-scratched-forehead-continues-filming-new-Jason-Bourne-film-London.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3503033/Matt-Damon-sports-black-eye-scratched-forehead-continues-filming-new-Jason-Bourne-film-London.html

    https://twitter.com/GreyCatDesign/status/711992904202514432

    Empire award press conference:
    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/matt-damon-on-winning-the-award-thankful-to-the-fans-news-footage/517019910

    B.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 21st, 2016 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BOURNE and EMPIRE AWARD

    Sorry, I put twice the same link!
    Here is the correct second one:

    http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/668475-jason-bourne-set-photos-show-matt-damon-nearly-airborne#/slide/1

    B.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 21st, 2016 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BOURNE and EMPIRE AWARD

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 22nd, 2016 07:18 am (UTC) (Link)

    London pic

    A photo of Matt with fans at Claridges in London on Monday. Matt's group seem to be staying at Claridges, or at least spending a lot of time there in recent weeks.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BDOvOPrrP44/?taken-by=socialbutterflikat
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 22nd, 2016 07:55 am (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne has finally wrapped?

    A crew member has posted that filming has wrapped (again) in London. Will Matt hang around for the Batman premiere? And only about a week until the next film starts!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 22nd, 2016 08:08 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne has finally wrapped?

    Matt Damon Says Title of Fifth 'Bourne' Installment Will Make Sense When the Film Debuts
    "We talked about calling it The Bourne Something, but I think the idea was to separate this film from the others, because so much time has passed since we did one. Ours are really about identity, and the guy’s search for identity, and at the end of the third one, he says ‘I’m no longer Jason Bourne,’” he explained.
    Matt added, “I think the title will make more sense when you see the movie, but it felt right because it felt pertinent to the story we were telling and also different from the others – in the right way. A decade has passed…”

    http://www.justjared.com/2016/03/21/matt-damon-says-title-of-fifth-bourne-installment-will-make-sense-when-the-film-debuts/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    B.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 22nd, 2016 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne has finally wrapped?

    Yes, linked above in the original story.

    So sorry to hear the Brussels news reports B.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 22nd, 2016 09:53 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne has finally wrapped?

    Oh thank you very much for this nice thought, Felicity!
    B.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 22nd, 2016 12:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne has finally wrapped?

    And Matt already hanging out with Ben in London:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BDQTeV9gMb_/?taken-by=__ninstagram__
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 22nd, 2016 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne has finally wrapped?

    But Matt didn't go to the premiere, or at least show up in a public area. Press interviews were cancelled due to the Brussels attacks, but they went ahead with the premiere (questionable logic).

    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/entertainment/movies/batman-v-superman-cancels-press-at-london-premiere-after-brussels-attacks-20160322-gnoxta.html

    Ben on the Kimmel stunt:
    http://extratv.com/2016/03/22/ben-affleck-reveals-just-how-hard-it-was-to-sneak-matt-damon-onto-jimmy-kimmel/

    Edited at 2016-03-22 10:34 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 23rd, 2016 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)

    Ikea

    From: iri_na_00 Date: March 24th, 2016 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Ikea

    I have found only such video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b0rTEkCtyA
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 23rd, 2016 06:28 am (UTC) (Link)

    Back in LA

    Matt is back in LA. photo on the plane at www.instagram/blanquitafon
    From: iri_na_00 Date: March 23rd, 2016 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne 5

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 23rd, 2016 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Martian financial report

    Another report on The Martian's profitability, including a final take of $94 million in China. Though I still find it surprising it only made $150 million profit.

    http://deadline.com/2016/03/the-martian-2015-profit-box-office-2015-matt-damon-ridley-scott-1201724168/
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 25th, 2016 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)

    Oscars pic

    Here's another version of the cute Matt and Lucy pic at the Oscar arrivals area (small and watermarked):

    http://image.aflo.com/0/2/aflo_ezma027011.jpg

    Edited at 2016-03-25 04:59 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 25th, 2016 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Oscars pic

    Cute!
    They're really cute together!

    -Hanna
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 25th, 2016 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Oscars pic

    Awwwwww.

    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 25th, 2016 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Great Wall

    Here's a description of the Great Wall, as told by Matt to Total Film magazine:

    http://www.tv3.ie/xpose/article/entertainment-news/196984/Matt-Damons-Olympic-monnster-movie
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 26th, 2016 12:01 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Great Wall

    I have no idea who the audience for this movie is expected to be, but I gotta admit that 'a film version of the Beijing Olympics - with monsters' is a pretty fabulous tag line.

    Well played, Mr Damon :)

    Paula

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 26th, 2016 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Great Wall

    He and the publicity team are crafty boys and girls, for sure. Paula, I am the audience for this film, and I suspect many others will be.I have a feeling this will be a big hit, certainly in China, but also in the West. Americans have shown our love of monsters and ancient barbaric hordes. I can't wait to see whether Matt will make us laugh or cry. He's a consummate pro, so I'm sure he'll treat the script with great respect and maybe be smiling inside.
    From: iri_na_00 Date: March 25th, 2016 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Oscars Party video

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 25th, 2016 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Oscars Party video

    Awww!
    I laughed when he jumped back and was like "oww".

    -Hanna
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