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Thought awards season was over? You were wrong! On March 27th at the Beverly Hilton, Matt Damon will be presented the 24th American Cinematheque Award by his longtime wonder brah, Ben Affleck. Damon is the youngest recipient of the award, deemed to recognize "an extraordinary artist in the entertainment industry who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of the motion pictures." Past winners include Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis and Bette Midler. Basically, this is "the famous person award" -- just roll with it. On hand for the ceremonies will be Casey Affleck, Don Cheadle, Bill Clinton (via videotape), George Clooney, Clint Eastwood, Jimmy Kimmel, Greg Kinnear, Ben Stiller, Charlize Theron and Robin Williams. Is that all? How many people do we really need to say, "Good job, Matt! Keep up the good work with the movies and the charity work and the conscience and the level-headedness and the being a great guy?" Seems like 5 or 6 should do the trick. And in another first, ABC will air the ceremony at a later date. If it goes anything like last year, when kooky drunk aunt Julia Roberts went on a potty-mouthed tirade about some of honoree Tom Hanks's lesser-beloved films, it should make for mildy distracting viewing! [toh!]


  • OldTowneTavern says:

    The man has only been a lead actor for less than 15 years, so this is utter bull... What? Clips? With shirt off and sweaty hand to hand combat? I see. Well, I perhaps I was a little hasty.