Saturday January 15th, 2011 · by Annie

Matt Damon Receives Joel Siegel Award

Getting special recognition during the course of the evening, Matt Damon was toasted at the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California on Friday (January 14).

With the always-swanky ceremony taking place at the Hollywood Palladium, the “Bourne Indentity” star was brought onstage by Emily Blunt and Jimmy Kimmel to receive the fourth annual Joel Siegel Award.

The honor was bestowed upon Damon, a renowned actor and philanthropist, as a way to pay homage to beloved Good Morning America film critic and BFCA member Joel Siegel, who lost his long struggle with cancer in June, 2007.

Other big winners at the Critics’ Choice Awards included “The Social Network” as Best Movie and Natalie Portman as Best Actress.

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