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  • Manchester by the sea won two Academy Awards: Best Actor for Casey Affleck and Best Original Screenplay for Kenneth Lonergan (presented by Matt and Ben). Photos of Matt and Lucy (both in Versace) on the Oscars red carpet, during the ceremony and at the Vanity Fair Oscar party are below, at Just Jared and at the Daily Mail, including red carpet video:

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  • A summary of the Matt and Jimmy Kimmel 'feud' gags on Oscar night is at the Boston Globe, Daily Mail and news.com.au. Before the final Best Picture mix-up there was going to be another gag with Matt and Jimmy - details from the LA Times. Adriana Lima posted a photo of herself with Matt and Jimmy at an after-party.

  • Matt's interview with Michael Strahan on the red carpet is available here. Strahan posted photos with Matt and Lucy on the red carpet.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 27th, 2017 09:17 am (UTC) (Link)

    And more

    Matt and Lucy on the red carpet and meeting Salma Hayek:

    https://twitter.com/Lauratobin1/status/836117623075135488

    Another view of Matt and Lucy on the red carpet with Salma:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BRAp5hKAyrX/?taken-by=billionairesrow

    Another pic with Jimmy, Matt and Adriana:
    https://twitter.com/RaminSetoodeh/status/836157842927190016

    Just saw the show and thought Jimmy coped very well. Crazy ending to the show (and love the results and Manchester wins).

    Edited at 2017-02-27 10:31 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 27th, 2017 11:06 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: And more

    Vanity Fair party:

    http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/photos/2017/02/vanity-fair-oscar-party-inside#15

    This photo of the crowd's shock at the end is great:
    https://twitter.com/Sr_Dios/status/836143686719320064

    Edited at 2017-02-27 11:58 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 27th, 2017 09:46 am (UTC) (Link)

    Oscars

    I rarely get to see the Oscars due to the time difference but stayed up last night and what a night it was, so happy for Casey, a well deserved win. The Matt and Jimmy feud was so funny but i thought the whole show was really entertaining. The mix up at the end for best film was such a shame but not Warren's fault, he was given the wrong envelope and you could see on his face something was wrong. I loved the tourist's coming in though, that ladys face when she saw Ryan Goslin was priceless, a fun night.

    To finish off Matt and Lucy looked amazing, i love Lucy's dress, she realy does choose well
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 27th, 2017 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Oscars

    WOW! I went to bed right after La La Land was announced and didn't know about it all until this morning. What craziness!

    But it's all good. Jimmy handled it very well, the crack about Steve Harvey was classic. And everyone was gracious about the mistake, so that saved it. If he does the show next year they could actually have some fun with all that. They did a nice job incorporating the 'feud', making it original and not overbearing. The bit about Kimmel 'honoring' Matt was amusing. And the food drops were good fun.

    Matt must be over the moon about Casey and Lonergan. And Matt and Lucy never looked better. Versace did wonderfully by them both. And who knew Matt could whistle like that?! A kind of crazy, memorable night.
    Paula
    From: iri_na_00 Date: February 27th, 2017 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Oscars

    Another interview on the red carpet. Who also watch not on Matt with a reporter, but on Lucy? )
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jt8zGB27QQ
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 27th, 2017 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Oscars

    I wish we could hear her speak,
    I think within the 11 years they've been married, we have never heard her speak!
    I think it would be cool to hear her talk

    -Hanna
    RE: Re: Oscars - (Anonymous) - Expand
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 28th, 2017 02:55 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: More

    I love that when Matt walks up to Guillermo on the Red Carpet he says, "Hi buddy!"

    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 28th, 2017 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    More Oscar

    A clearer description of Matt and Kimmel's intended closing bit. Kimmel is kind of endearing here. Thinking that the host needs to get out there and help clear the weird snafu up, then suddenly realizing, "That's me!" I think he's the best host they've had since Johnny Carson.

    http://etcanada.com/news/207995/jimmy-kimmel-reveals-what-really-happened-during-craziest-oscars-ever-plus-the-matt-damon-ending-we-didnt-see/

    Paula
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: February 28th, 2017 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Jimmy Kimmel Producers Reveal Oscars Secrets

    http://www.indiewire.com/2017/02/jimmy-kimmel-producers-oscars-secrets-la-la-land-moonlight-1201788172/

    Another surprise for Kimmel came a few days before the ceremony. Looking to parody a series of packages that ran all night, featuring stars discussing what films influenced them (such as Seth Rogen and “Back to the Future”), Kimmel taped a gag segment in which he, tongue-in-cheek, lauded Damon’s “We Bought a Zoo.”

    “Jimmy and I watched ‘We Bought a Zoo’ the weekend before the Oscars, which we were actually pleasantly surprised at how cute that movie was,” McNearney said. “We really enjoyed it. And we were really bummed while watching it. Just based on the title we were hoping that it would be bad.”

    Said Ricker: “We clearly write a lot of Matt Damon jokes on this show and the number one thing that we reference is ‘We Bought a Zoo.’ None of us have seen it, but that’s what we reference because the name is hilarious.”

    Damon was shown the clip the day before the Oscar rehearsal, and McNearney said “he was hysterically laughing, because Matt Damon is the world’s best sport. We love him so much. We’re not allowed to say that, but the writers love him so much.”
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 28th, 2017 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Interesting...(I didn't know until today)

    I just watched a video from Entertainment Tonight, and just noticed that Lucy actually has Matts name tattooed on that back of her neck! Cool!

    -Hanna
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 28th, 2017 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Interesting...(I didn't know until today)

    Thanks - will look out for that and try and find some photos (must be in addition to the one on her arm).

    Here's the ET video:
    http://www.etonline.com/awards/211565_matt_damon_blames_oscars_flub_on_host_jimmy_kimmel_they_got_what_they_paid_for/

    Edited at 2017-02-28 11:39 pm (UTC)
    From: iri_na_00 Date: March 1st, 2017 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)

    Pics

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 1st, 2017 09:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Pics

    Lovely photos, thank you.
    From: iri_na_00 Date: March 1st, 2017 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Pic

    Photo from instagram Adriana Lima. Just from the comments I realized that the girl in the background is Alexia)

    Edited at 2017-03-01 05:11 pm (UTC)
    From: iri_na_00 Date: March 1st, 2017 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Pic

    I found tattoo on Lucy's arm. On the right arm, above a wrist there are four letters. What they imply - unknown.
    http://www.mattdamonfan.net/pictures/displayimage.php?album=811&pid=42522#top_display_media
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 1st, 2017 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Oscar shock

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 2nd, 2017 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Oscar shock

    And, going along with that, an article that uses Matt's facial reactions as a sort of "guide" to the Oscar mix up. So funny. This is actually an excellent idea. Matt's face should be used to illustrate all American events. Lol.

    https://www.boston.com/culture/entertainment/2017/03/01/the-oscars-best-picture-mishap-as-told-by-the-many-faces-of-matt-damon

    Paula
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 2nd, 2017 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt and Ben

    wownow From: wownow Date: March 3rd, 2017 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Matt and Ben

    Great photo! Molly McNearney (Jimmy Kimmel's wife) liked it on Twitter too

    Edited at 2017-03-03 12:53 am (UTC)
    RE: Re: Matt and Ben - (Anonymous) - Expand
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 2nd, 2017 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Oscar envelope drama

    From: bumengbumeng Date: March 3rd, 2017 03:56 am (UTC) (Link)

    Premiere Of 'Beauty And The Beast'

    Actor Matt Damon and Luciana Bozan Barroso attends Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' premiere at El Capitan Theatre on March 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California
    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos/matt-damon?excludenudity=true&family=editorial&phrase=matt%20damon&sort=best#license
    From: iri_na_00 Date: March 3rd, 2017 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Premiere Of 'Beauty And The Beast'

    I was surprised, too)

    "Celine Dion with Matt Damon ?.... How ?"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_OVg11J4bI

    From other foreshortening
    http://www.gettyimages.com/license/647551448

    Edited at 2017-03-03 08:16 am (UTC)
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