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Golden Globe Awards
  • Matt and Lucy attended the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Matt wore a Calvin Klein tuxedo and Lucy a Naeem Khan dress. Behind the Candelabra won for Best Movie or Mini-Series for Television and Michael Douglas won over Matt for Best Actor. Matt's eventful night was summarised at People, explained partly in gifs here. Matt didn't wear his arm sling on the red carpet but put it back on inside the HBO party. Photos are at PopSugar, Perez Hilton and Zimbio. A cute video from the red carpet is available here. Other photos are from the Golden Globes twitter, a TV still from Instagram, more at PopSugar and NBC.

    [Michael] thanked his costars and the crew, but then, there were "two people in particular I really want to acknowledge—Matt Damon, the bravest, talented actor I've ever worked with. And the only reason you're not here is...I had more sequins."

    Were the Golden Globes really the Matt Damon appreciation hour [or] Matt Damon Is the Belle of the 2014 Golden Globes

    No disrespect to Ben Affleck – but the 2014 Golden Globes were all about Matt Damon.

    From the top of the show, Tina Fey sealed Damon's fate as the unofficial mascot when she included him in the opening monologue. Noting the room's overflow of A-list talent, Fey, 43, made him a friendly punchline when she and co-host Amy Poehler pointed out his status in the room full of iconic talent, which included Meryl Streep, Robert Redford and more.

    "No offense to the movies and nominees last year but this year is legit!" she said. "There are so many stars in the room tonight, it's hard not to be overwhelmed."

    Poehler, 42, chimed in, comparing Damon to the surrounding talent: "You're basically a garbage person."

    Cameras panned to Damon, who with his wife Luciana in the audience, laughing at Fey and Poehler.

    Next, Damon, took the stage to introduce a trailer for Captain Phillips, referring to himself as "a garbage person", pointing out he'd forgotten his glasses while trying to read the teleprompter.

    But it didn't end there for Damon's role as a running joke.

    While presenting the Globe for best actor in a TV movie (in which Damon was nominated for his role in Behind the Candelabra), Jimmy Fallon and Melissa McCarthy name dropped the actor in a far-fetched bit. Before announcing the winner, Fallon set the scene, explaining that after having suffered a head injury, McCarthy believe she's Damon.

    "Are we here to present the award for best actor in a miniseries or not? Because there are other places I'd like to be, like at home with my beautiful wife, Mrs. Matt Damon!" McCarthy interjected after introducing the nominees.

    And although he lost to his costar Michael Douglas, Damon still managed to get a touching shoutout.

    "Matt Damon. The bravest, talented actor I've ever worked with and the only reason you're not here is because I had more sequins," Douglas, 69, explained.

    One descriptor Douglas left out? A good sport.

  • Following the awards, Matt and Lucy briefly attended the HBO party, where Matt met up with Michael Douglas. Photos are at the Daily Mail.

  • Lauren Sanchez posted a photo of Matt, Ben and agent Patrick Whitesell at the HBO party.

  • 12 comments or Leave a comment
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 13th, 2014 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)


    I love this photo, but can't find it in a version that's not watermarked (photo is from NBC/Universal).


    Also good:


    Stuart Oldham ‏@s_oldham
    Matt Damon and Chris Hemsworth chatting outside the Hilton, probably about "Boune vs Thor" right? #GoldenGIobes

    Edited at 2014-01-13 07:27 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 13th, 2014 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Golden Globe Awards

    Time is proving to be good with Matt & Lucy..They both look great. I love Matt's hair and Lucy's tan complexion.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 13th, 2014 12:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Golden Globe Awards

    This is my favorite photo from the red carpet. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=691011677586600
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 13th, 2014 12:50 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Trying to leave the hotel, a fan tries to steal a kiss (Lucy's expression is great):

    HuffPostUK Pic Desk ‏@HuffPostUKPics
    This woman got so excited at the Golden Globes she tried to kiss Matt Damon on the lips http://huff.to/1m2f6Nv https://twitter.com/HuffPostUKPics/status/422706919392813056/photo/1
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: January 13th, 2014 11:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photo

    i see the twitter pic but not Lucy's expression. thanks for all the coverage and links!!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 13th, 2014 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photo

    I was referring just to the side view of Lucy from the fan's approach to Matt. I still have't found the photos I'm looking for above.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 14th, 2014 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photo

    More photos and a story about the 'ambush':

    I'm sure there's a story, but Matt with a Barbie at the HBO party:

    Funny. Ben looking for Matt at the party:
    9:35 p.m. Ben Affleck is in the house. He’s striding by Matt Damon’s empty table. “Where's Matt? Is Matt here?” Aw. He misses his friend.

    Edited at 2014-01-14 01:18 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 14th, 2014 04:43 am (UTC) (Link)


    From Kimmel's show:

    "What really matters is that Matt Damon lost. He made out with an old man and has nothing to show for it." #kimmel #GoldenGIobes
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: January 14th, 2014 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Kimmel

    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: January 14th, 2014 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photo

    ben looking for matt is BEYOND adorable.
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: January 14th, 2014 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photo

    all i can think is she must have hurt his injury!

    Edited at 2014-01-14 09:42 pm (UTC)
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: January 14th, 2014 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
    thank you so much for your time and generosity in compiling all of this for us. my god he and lucy look more beautiful than ever and matt was charming and humble and a pro like always. so enjoyable the show and all these goodies!!!!
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