Victoria’s Secret Angel Makes Peace Between Jimmy Kimmel And Matt Damon
Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel cracked jokes about a bunch of celebrities throughout the 89th annual Academy Awards, but the person he targeted the most (possibly with the exception of President Trump) was Matt Damon.
“Tonight in the spirit of bringing people together, I would like to bury the hatchet with someone I’ve had issues with — Matt Damon,” Kimmel said in his opening monologue. “Now, Matt, I’ve known Matt for a long time. I’ve known Matt so long, when I first met Matt, I was the fat one.”
Kimmel carried on cracking jokes about the “Jason Bourne” star throughout the entire evening, but the two got together afterwards for a photo with Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party. (SLIDESHOW: The Best Looks From The Red Carpet Of The Oscars)
“Peacemaker angel,” Lima said in a post on her Instagram account. “Can’t we all just get along?”
“We’ve had problems. He’s a selfish person,” Kimmel told the audience of Damon during the show. “Those of you that have worked with him know this.”
The Oscars host also noted Damon’s unselfish move of passing up the leading role in “Manchester By The Sea,” which Casey Affleck ended up winning an Academy Award for.
A video “tribute” to Matt Damon… @BenAffleck #WeBoughtAZoo pic.twitter.com/FFE5aJwa43
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) February 27, 2017
“He handed what turned out to be an Oscar-caliber role over to his friend and made a Chinese ponytail movie instead,” Kimmel said. “And that movie, ‘The Great Wall,’ went on to lose $80 million. Smooth move, dumbass.”
Later in the evening when Damon and Ben Affleck took the stage to present an award, Damon was introduced as Affleck’s “guest.” While they presented, Kimmel hilariously conducted the orchestra to play Damon off the stage.
Kimmel and Damon have been involved in an ongoing fake feud for years, and if Kimmel’s Oscars performance is any indication it seems like it will continue despite the Victoria’s Secret Angel’s best efforts.