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Oscar nomination
  • Matt received an Oscar nomination as a producer on Manchester by the sea. The film also received nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Director. Matt is the third person after George Clooney and Warren Beatty to receive Oscar nominations as a writer, actor and producer.

  • A video interview with Marc Malkin at Sundance.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 25th, 2017 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Manchester, Sundance

    Again, huge kudos to Matt for the Oscar noms for Manchester.

    I couldn't get the Malkin interview to play for me, but I'm assuming this is the same one. In case anyone else is having the same trouble, here it is. It's the first time I have heard Matt refer to the water crisis in Flint, which I was kind of hoping he would do at some point.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4VZAgyYvbCk

    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 26th, 2017 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Manchester, Sundance

    Matt told about Flint water crisis in an interview at Sundance last year. I had found it randomly at that time.

    B.

    http://www.thehindu.com/videos/entertainment-videos/article8158212.ece
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 25th, 2017 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Another Sundance interview

    Cute. I don't think this was posted before?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zkwGD5jlnTU



    From: fitzgerald17 Date: January 25th, 2017 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Damon, Affleck hope 'Bending the Arc' inspires millennials

    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 26th, 2017 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    Forbes Mention of Matt at Sundance

    Matt's event picked as one of the highlights of the first week at Sundance

    From Tap to Table: Stella Artois and Matt Damon team up over lunch to save the world

    It’s usually difficult for a daytime panel to be as exciting or stimulating as an evening affair. But when an event has Matt Damon giggling over doing good for the world, it’s hard to beat. This lunch, jointly thrown by Stella Artois and Water.org, was the launch of their 2017 Buy a Lady a Drink Campaign that aims to bring clean water to 3.5 million people in the developing world. Matt Damon and Gary White, a co-founder of Water.org, shared moving stories about the global water crisis and people whose lives have been transformed by access to clean water. That would have been enough on its own but guests were served a three-course meal, paired with Stella, created by Chef Marcus Samuelsson, the brains behind Red Rooster in Harlem and the guest chef for Obama’s first state dinner.

    link below

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/alysonkrueger/2017/01/25/an-inside-look-at-sundances-best-and-craziest-experiences-part-1-fire-parties-matt-damon-magic/#4c33368c7b9c
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 29th, 2017 10:16 am (UTC) (Link)

    Boston?

    It looks as though Matt is in Boston.
    Just saw a picture of him, a "family member"(didn't want to give put names), and some friends.
    Picture is on private account


    -Hanna

    There just hasn't been anything posted on here for a while, so I thought I'd give an update
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 29th, 2017 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Boston?

    He had been in NY previously, according to Twitter sightings.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 29th, 2017 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Producers Guild Awards

    Matt was at the Producers Guild Awards in LA.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 30th, 2017 06:22 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Producers Guild Awards

    Casey lost the SAG Award today and is probably now likely to lose the Oscar (due to backlash, not merit). Noting that awards are rarely given on merit (see Revenant, La La Land).

    Edited at 2017-01-30 09:09 am (UTC)
    From: iri_na_00 Date: January 30th, 2017 11:41 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Producers Guild Awards

    Backlash was weak during a prize season. It can be connected with last year's scandal about a diversity on the Oscar.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 30th, 2017 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Producers Guild Awards

    REAllY, it can't be that the other actor was just better. Why is it when a person of color achieves something most say it's because of diversity?
    From: iri_na_00 Date: January 31st, 2017 06:56 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Producers Guild Awards

    It is an award of guild of actors. If Oscar's result will be same, we can return to this question, if you want.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 30th, 2017 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Producers Guild Awards

    Casey had two lawsuits for sexual harassment. It was obvious that he was going to have some kind of backlash.
    (Although I must say he was quite protected by the MSM)

    Anyway, you're right. Rarely win the one that deserves it most.
    For instance; La La Land is going to win BP, but Moonlight and Manchester are waaaaaay better movies.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


    S.
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: January 29th, 2017 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Great Wall Cast Speaks About Matt Damon

    From: bumengbumeng Date: January 31st, 2017 06:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: The Great Wall Cast Speaks About Matt Damon

    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 1st, 2017 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Great Wall Cast Speaks About Matt Damon

    good interview!
    G
    From: bumengbumeng Date: January 31st, 2017 06:27 am (UTC) (Link)

    Patriots

    From: bumengbumeng Date: February 1st, 2017 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Manchester by the sea

    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 1st, 2017 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Great Wall

    is there any news of Matt promoting the Great Wall
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 3rd, 2017 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Great Wall

    Pedro Pascal is doing more promotion for the film so far - this interview in the NY Times:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/fashion/mens-style/pedro-pascal-great-wall-game-of-thrones-narcos-late-success.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

    Story at the end about his birthday on set.
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: February 3rd, 2017 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt Damon takes on Tom Brady haters

    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 4th, 2017 12:32 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt Damon takes on Tom Brady haters

    Tom Brady is a cheater.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 4th, 2017 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt Damon takes on Tom Brady haters

    I don't think I'm speaking too broadly when I say that a rabid fan will usually make excuses for one who cheats FOR his team. Lots of teams cheat when they think they can get away with it. That's pro sports for you. I'll bet Matt doesn't think it's morally wrong, bless him!

    Louie
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 4th, 2017 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt Damon takes on Tom Brady haters

    Cheating is always morally wrong, no matter how hard you try to justify it.
    I guess that's why I don't like pro sports.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 4th, 2017 12:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Matt Damon takes on Tom Brady haters

    LOL.

    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 4th, 2017 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Manchester By the Sea!

    Just saw it, and though it was very slow paced and quiet, i was really impressed!
    Casey did very well, as for Michelle Williams and everyone else involved!
    Poor Jacksons character though 😂 I laughed when he yelled "get off my back!". Hope to see him in more.
    I give the movie a 7/10

    -Hanna
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 4th, 2017 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Manchester By the Sea!

    I agree 7/10, it didn't blow me away but solid film and hoping to see more of Jackson as well
    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 4th, 2017 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Manchester By the Sea!

    Manchester By the Sea is a beautiful movie.
    I give a 9/10. (Only topped by Moonlight)


    Is Matt's nephew an actor? Or does he just make an appearance in the movie?
    Most of Matt's family (mother, father, brother, now his nephew, Alexia in We Bought a Zoo) and also several of his friends, have appeared in his movies.
    I think the only one I've never seen in any of Matt's movies is Lucy.

    S.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 5th, 2017 12:42 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Manchester By the Sea!

    I think that jackson and also even alexia are interested in the film industry, because I saw a picture a while back whenever he was filming downsizing and jackson was on the set with a headset on...
    Also in an interview in the last couple of years, he mentioned that Alexia is interested in working in film

    -Hanna
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 5th, 2017 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Manchester By the Sea!

    Opened this week here but I haven't seen it yet.

    Matt did another Q&A with Casey in LA today (pics on IG).
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 5th, 2017 05:17 am (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian Extended

    I finally got around to purchasing The Martian Extended Edition. I cannot recommend it enough!! There's over 2 hours of special features!!! A detailed & lengthy Making of, NASA's plan to get to Mars, Gag Reel, Deleted Scenes, trailers, 5 Ares Mission videos etc.

    I wonder where Matt will be watching the Super Bowl. My guess at his home with friends and family

    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 5th, 2017 12:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: The Martian Extended

    I keep on intending to get that Martian edition. Thanks for the report.

    Wherever Matt is, I'm sure he'll have his Boston bros around him!
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 5th, 2017 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian Extended

    Love the features on the extended edition. The Under Armor spot(what a body) is a nice touch, oh my!
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 5th, 2017 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian Extended

    Paula, this is a MUST for you! There's also a one hour q&a with Andy, Ridley, and Drew.
    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 5th, 2017 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: The Martian Extended

    👍🏼
    Paula

    And, GO PATS!

    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 6th, 2017 06:13 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian Extended

    Well they won! I can hardy imagine the raucous in that house if Matt, Ben, Casey, and John were together tonight LOL
    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 6th, 2017 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: The Martian Extended

    That was an insanely CRAZY and wonderful game! Incredible!
    Paula
    From: iri_na_00 Date: February 6th, 2017 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)

    pics

    There are a very good pics on legion-media.ru. Matt watches as Alexia plays football

    Edited at 2017-02-06 10:13 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 6th, 2017 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Oscars lunch

    Matt is at the Oscars lunch, and wearing a name-tag.

    He may also be on Kimmel with Tom Brady and Rich Eisen.

    Edited at 2017-02-07 02:01 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 6th, 2017 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Producers Roundtable

    Can't find that this has been posted. Watched the whole thing and found Matt's comments (as well as others') fascinating.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/watch-thrs-producer-roundtable-sundancetv-matt-damon-frank-marshall-marc-platt-darren-aronofsky?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thr%2Fnews+%28The+Hollywood+Reporter+-+Top+Stories%29

    Louie
    From: bumengbumeng Date: February 7th, 2017 03:28 am (UTC) (Link)

    Matt in JKL ?

    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 7th, 2017 03:38 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt in JKL ?

    OMG! Love this so much.


    Susie
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 7th, 2017 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Matt in JKL ?

    Yaassss!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
    I was wondering when they were going to have another rivalry!!

    -Hanna
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 7th, 2017 04:28 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt in JKL ?

    HAHAHA now he's impersonating Brady to get on the Kimmel show. FUNNY
    G
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