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SAG Awards
  • Matt and Lucy attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, and Matt lost in his category to Michael Douglas. Matt wore a Dolce & Gabbana suit and Lucy a Pamela Rolland dress. Photos from the LA Daily News, PopSugar, Zimbio and Wireimage are below.

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    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 19th, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Adorable photo of Matt looking on as Lucy and Cate greet one another. I also loved the Getty pic of Matt, Ben and Jen together after the ceremony. It looked like the room was emptying out, few people left, and Matt and Ben are still chatting happily together, despite the fact that they live only a few doors down from one another. It says a lot about their friendship. Very sweet.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 19th, 2014 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photos

    There are some great photos of Matt, Lucy, Don Cheadle and his wife I think after the ceremony, also with Brad and Ben nearby. Still trying to find more of them to post. Matt and Lucy didn't attend the parties (Matt will have to leave for Davos soon).

    From: ext_2087515 Date: January 19th, 2014 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photos

    I don't think that Matt and Ben's families she each other as often as many people assumed would happen once the move to LA for Matt's family was a done deal. First of all they live in different subdivisions, maybe 20 minutes apart from each other and secondly many of the pics of either families out and about are with them doing different things and hanging out with different groups. If Matt was always at Ben's house or vice versa there would be way more paparazzi pics of them doing so (like it has been seen in several previous occasions last year). The pic of Don Cheadle's wife talking to Brad Pitt to me is hilarious, it looks like Bridgid is so star struck being in Brad's presence.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 19th, 2014 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photos

    Brigid would have been around a lot during the Oceans filming. Matt and family are probably closer to Don's family than Ben's. Matt was hanging out with Don at the Globes and at the Unicef event, and Lucy sat next to Brigid there, and Alexia is friends with Don's girls. Lucy's also with Brigid in the background of photos at the Globes when Matt's talking to Ben (thus by inference Lucy's closer to Brigid than Jennifer, which isn't a surprise).

    Edited at 2014-01-19 11:32 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 20th, 2014 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photos

    I believe brigid renovated their la house. And either don or matt mentioned that their families hang out so they are close.

    It's been discussed here before but I believe Jen and Lucy get along just fine but they are not BFFs. She is closer to for example Emily blunt and brigid.

    I do believe ben and Matt's family do hang out together behind closed doors. Maybe not so much lately because isn't ben filming? (Gone girl?) I don't know if he's started filming batman yet.

    I have to say Michael Douglas has made sure to thank matt in every award he's won. They seem to have become close friends.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 20th, 2014 07:43 am (UTC) (Link)


    Thanks for the tip. I hadn't heard anything about Bridgid designing their house, but it makes a lot of sense.

    In one of the articles on her site it's stated that she was working on Matt's house (but there appear to be no photos in recent design examples).


    Edited at 2014-01-20 08:23 am (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: January 20th, 2014 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Brigid

    back when they interviewed Matt (i think for Behind the Candelabra or Elysium) they asked Matt about the origins of House of Lies. I vividly remember Matt saying something to the affect that he was sitting around talking with Don about ideas (which eventually led to the concept for the House Of Lies ep) while their wives were having their own chat, because "Don's wife is doing the interior decorating for our new home in LA".
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 20th, 2014 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bridgid

    I remember the first part of that discussion but not the second.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: January 20th, 2014 08:34 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photos

    Ben does not live in a different subdivision 20 minutes apart. Matt and Ben literally live down the street from one another in the same neighborhood like 2 minutes apart.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 20th, 2014 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photos

    Thanks for the confirmation about the geography, Gregory. Ben has said they live "closer than when we we kids", and they certainly had no difficulty hanging out together then!

    When Matt and the fam first moved Ben made some cute statements about being at each other's houses all the time. I vaguely remember he said he told Jennifer "Matt's coming over," and she said, "You were just at Matt's house!" The cutest thing about it was Ben's obvious enthusiasm. He was delighted.

    As far as their wives and kids go, I don't know. And Matt has many friends, probably more so than Ben... but I have no doubt that when Matt and Ben are not working they hang out a LOT. If they were free they probably were together watching the Patriots lose yesterday.

    I'm happy for both of them (that they have each other, not that the Patriots lost - ha). It's a rough business they're in, and a true friend is one of life's great consolations.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: January 20th, 2014 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photos

    what Paula said! :)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 20th, 2014 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Crystal Awards Ceremony

    The ceremony in Davos is at 6.10pm CET on Tuesday and will be webcast live, possibly at this link:



    Matt Damon
    Actor and Co-Founder, Water.org, USA
    Well-known for a prolific portfolio of films. Passionate about alleviating the global water crisis.
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: January 20th, 2014 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Crystal Awards Ceremony

    Thank you
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 20th, 2014 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Crystal Awards Ceremony

    It looks his award comes up right off the bat.

    I had to check out a time zone calculator. Looks like we're -7 hours here. That should actually work out pretty well. At least I won't have to get up in the middle of the night.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 20th, 2014 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Crystal Awards Ceremony

    Great! Thank you, champagne breaky tomorrow morning then :) M..
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 21st, 2014 12:07 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Crystal Awards Ceremony

    Oh, my! Unfortunately, I have no champaign in the house. Will white wine for lunch do?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 21st, 2014 04:05 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Crystal Awards Ceremony

    Sounds good Paula, we'll be cheering (or cheersing hehe) Matt on from all around the world :) M..
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 20th, 2014 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Thanks Felicity and Greg meeting Matt

    Thank you, thank you so much Felicity for all that job. It's great! You make us able to live at LA hour, to live all these events and to watch Matt again and again.More,there are always interesting comments to explain or analyse circumstances.Thanks for giving us a CET, maybe this times I can watch this ceremony!
    It's time for Matt getting an award!! He has chance for Bafta, Michael isn't nominated. Why did you write "he doesn't go because he isn't in the Oscar's race?" I think it's a big award and I hope he'll receive it!

    Hi Greg , I know I'm late and now totally out of context but I wanted to say you how much I’m happy for you. I only read your comment and see the pic yesterday evening: there is a lot to read in this time ...Matt doesn't stop!... and I haven't many time, even if reading MDNc is a priority! The dream comes true, such a great meeting! I think that through you, it's a little bit as each reader of MDNc greets Matt, you're our ambassador. The pic is nice, both Matt and you are great. Thank you for congratulate him about PL, he has this movie in his heart (and me too). This is my Matt's favorite pic for this moment, I put it on my phone . You're a lucky man! Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful stuff with us.
    Another pic I love: http://www.etonline.com/media/photo/2014/01/24062963/640_matt_damon_luciana_barroso_140118_463548961.jpg
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: January 20th, 2014 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thanks Felicity and Greg meeting Matt

    Hey B!
    That's very kind of you to mention me and congratulate me. I've become addicted to this blog since discovering it just over a year ago. I finally have a place to read about all things Matt and to also enjoy conversation. I really sense Matt's positive nature and his good heart. It's infectious and I've been so fortunate to be in his presence several times this past year. But, meeting him and getting a photo with him was very special cause I got to express to him that appreciation & I think he sensed it hence he shook my hand. I'm proud to be an ambassador and I gave a shout out on my instagram photo to mdlivejournal! Thanks again B :)
    p.s. i'm glad you appreciated me congratulating him on PL for the same reason I did!

    Edited at 2014-01-20 10:06 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 21st, 2014 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)


    Some quotes from the Monuments Men press conference:

    You'd have to be Mel Brooks to write a hilarious movie that prominently features Nazis, but George Clooney and his writing partner, Grant Heslov, have penned a poignant but often funny action-thriller in The Monuments Men.

    Scans from an Empire article on Monuments Men at Frenchies Fans of GC:

    Various sightings of Matt on a flight to Chicago as the first leg of the flight to Davos.

    Edited at 2014-01-21 01:57 am (UTC)
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: January 21st, 2014 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Various

    in the article they acknowledge Matt as a late comer. I guess it was not really written with him in mind. bummer.
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