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Critics Choice Awards
  • Matt received the Joel Siegel Award for community service at the Critics Choice (Broadcast Film Critics) Awards in Los Angeles on Friday. Matt attended not with Lucy but water.org colleagues. Photos of Matt at the show with Emily Blunt, Elle Fanning (co-star in We bought a zoo), Ben Affleck, Jeff Bridges, Christian Bale and Hailee Steinfeld are at Zimbio. Reports and photos are at MTV, including video of the presentation by Emily and Jimmy Kimmel, PopSugar, Anne Thompson's column, and E online.

    Fabulously, Emily Blunt joined forces (or opposed forces, really) with Jimmy Kimmel to present Matt Damon with the fourth annual Joel Siegel Award for Service to the Community for cofounding Water.org, which provides safe drinking water to children in impoverished areas.

    "Isn't he great everybody? Matt Damon, the greatest guy in the world," Kimmel said, outraged. "You know, Sean Penn is actually in Haiti right now, carrying things...[Damon's] sitting there with makeup on. Have another Evian, Water.org!"

    "You stop it!" he told Blunt. "I'm sick of him getting awards! Do you know how much water he wasted during that shower scene in School Ties?"

    "Jimmy, I have no idea why you're here," Damon said. And so Kimmel turned on his heel and was on his way.

    After Steinfeld won the young star award, Elle Fanning made her way over to the True Grit table to greet shaggy-haired Matt Damon, in a grey suit, who was given the Joel Siegel humanitarian award, presented by his Adjustment Bureau co-star Emily Blunt and a very skeptical Jimmy Kimmel.

    Afterward, Sorkin congratulated Seidler. Ben Affleck came over to Damon.

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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 17th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)

    Golden Globes

    Lucy's apparently at the Globes with Matt. Twitter posts:

    @NBC: Just spotted sneaking in the back entrance: Matt Damon #goldenglobes

    @HollywoodLife: Matt Damon, hand in hand with wife, devastated that NE lost. He called it brutal.

    Matt's apparently up front sitting next to Robert De Niro. Anyone seen Lucy yet (I'm at work and not watching the broadcast)?

    Edited at 2011-01-17 01:42 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 17th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Golden Globes

    I just saw Lucy for one sec, she was sitting up front, next to Matt wearing a dark blue strapless dress ;)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 17th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Golden Globes

    Thanks for the report G. Great to see Lucy there (we haven't seen her since the True Grit premiere in December).

    No photos online yet.

    Does the Patriots loss mean they're gone for the year?

    Edited at 2011-01-17 01:59 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 17th, 2011 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Golden Globes

    I know, I wish they'd just do a whole show on Lucy. Which would make no sense. But I'd watch it! haha

    Matt is looking gorgeous, and is wearing a tux, and Lucy is wearing her hair down/loose.

    I don't know anything about football! I'm a girl and I'm Canadian = totally clueless. Sorry to hear Matts devastated though....;)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 17th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Golden Globes

    Title at Boston Herald sounds pretty definitive: Jets end Patriots season. So I suppose that's it.

    A twitpic of Matt during the Toy Story 3 acceptance speech from fredricksens:

    fredricksens: This was Matt Damon during @leeunkrich's wonderful speech. #goldenglobes #ToyStory3 #Pixar yfrog.com/hss7gtqj ·

    From The Envelope:

    Golden Globes: Matt Damon mourning Patriots' loss
    January 16, 2011 | 6:02 pm
    Matt Damon was sitting next to Robert De Niro and pretty thrilled to be presenting him with a career award. "This is nuts, right?" the actor asked. But the "True Grit" star couldn't hide a bad case of the Boston blues. "I missed the monologue -- I was watching the end of the Patriots game. I can't believe they lost. There's a great disturbance in the Force," he said. He couldn't stop replaying a first-half fake punt. "It was there, the whole right side was open." He shook his head and reached for a drink.
    -- Geoff Boucher

    Edited at 2011-01-17 02:13 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 17th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Golden Globes

    Matt just presented to DeNiro...he was very cute and classy, and when accepting DeNiro said that he wouldn't be surprised if Matt soon got his own Cecil B. DeMille Award...
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 17th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Golden Globes

    Matt and de Niro were both classy and funny. It would be awesome if Matt received this award too as de Niro suggested.
    Lucy looks gorgeous, as always, and Matt has had his arm around her everytime they have been shown on TV.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 17th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Golden Globes

    Aw, cute. Can't wait to see the ceremony.

    The speech appeared to receive a mixed reception, according to Twitter posts.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 17th, 2011 04:09 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Golden Globes

    There is video of Matt presenting to deNiro on Youtube (terrible quality though):


    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 17th, 2011 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Golden Globes

    And pics of Matt with DeNiro here:
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 17th, 2011 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Golden Globes

    Two pics of Matt and Lucy attending the Weinstein party at Getty Images.
    layne67 From: layne67 Date: January 17th, 2011 08:20 am (UTC) (Link)
    This made me so very happy!
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