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Oscar reactions, Hereafter
  • Matt's reation to his Oscar nomination is at mygloss.com (also reported on CNN's Twitter).

    Matt: To be directed by Clint Eastwood every day and to sit across the table from Morgan Freeman and watch him do what he did was a dream come true. I’m so grateful that this role came my way.

  • Another quote from Morgan Freeman:

    Freeman, who was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in the film, which set during the 1995 rugby World Cup in South Africa, told 702 private radio station in Johannesburg in a radio interview from Rome: "I'm feeling pretty good about it."

    "But I just can't understand why the picture didn't get nominated out of the ten (nominated)," Freeman said.

  • A quote from Sandra Bullock about her first Oscar nomination:

    As for being in the eye of the awards storm, "I am more used to presenting or watching these shows on TV. It's best if you enjoy each moment for the party it is and the party you get to see. And to see everyone, everyone I've not met. The actors are just happy to be there. You sit down and see Matt Damon and say, 'Dude, your career is awesome. How are your kids?' That's feeling it from the inside out. It's more calm and humbling."

  • A good video interview with Matt, Francois Pienaar and former UK rugby player Matt Dawson is here. An article with Pienaar is here. Photos of Matt with Clint Eastwood and his daughters Morgan and Francesca, and Matt with Morgan, Clint and Dina Eastwood from the London premiere are below. Video footage from the premiere is at YouTube - watch to the end when Matt and Lucy leave the theater.

  • Photos of Matt and Clint Eastwood on the set of Hereafter this week are at PopSugar here and here, and CelebMad.

  • Vanity Fair lists Matt as Hollywood's 30th top earner in 2009.

    30 Matt Damon (WME)
    Estimated 2009 earnings: $22 million
    $7 million: The Adjustment Bureau (fee for starring in upcoming sci-fi thriller opposite Emily Blunt)
    $7 million: Invictus (fee for starring)
    $7 million: Hereafter (fee for starring in upcoming Clint Eastwood film)
    $1 million: Royalties from older films, especially the Jason Bourne movies

  • A quote from actress Amanda Seyfried is here:

    Q: Besides Channing Tatum, who is your dream romantic co-star?
    AS: Dream romantic co-star? Matt Damon. That would be amazing, I think Matt Damon is so good. Matt Damon, I know he is older, but that would be really cool.
  • 3 comments or Leave a comment
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 3rd, 2010 11:15 am (UTC) (Link)
    Yes, it could be better, and maybe,more deserved a nod for The Informant,but this one for Invictus ain't bad at all.
    And yes,Lucy looks pregnant.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 3rd, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Oscar nom.

    Congratulations Matt on your nomination for best supporting actor. Your performance in the Informant! was more deserving to be nominated, but I'm happy that the Academy is recognizing you this year for your acting chops in Invictus.
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