Matt received a BAFTA (British Academy Film Awards) Supporting Actor nomination for Behind the Candelabra, and will compete against Barkhad Abdi, Daniel Bruhl, Michael Fassbender and Bradley Cooper. Michael Douglas was not nominated, but the film received a total of five nominations. The movie received a cinema release in the UK. The award ceremony is on 16 February.
Behind the Candelabra is nominated in Adapted Screenplay, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Matt Damon is nominated for Supporting Actor.
Matt is scheduled to present a session at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland on 22 January with Gary White for water.org. Details are in the official program.
Matt and Jerry Weintraub are the emcees of the UNICEF Ball in Los Angeles on 14 January. Michael Douglas will be honored at the event.
Matt has provided a statement in support of the Oscar contender documentary Dirty Wars. Details are at the film's Facebook page.