Tonight Matt Damon received the Chairman’s Award at this year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala. Matt, who was introduced by The Martian’s Director Ridley Scott, talked about his work on The Martian, and joked about when Ben Affleck won this award a few years ago and had everyone call him The Chairman, and how he’s gonna do the same. Here are some photos:
Matt Damon has received nominations for Best Actor in TV Show/Minisseries for both 71st Golden Globe Awards and 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role in Behind The Candelabra.
The TV Movie has also been nominated for Best Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for TV and Michael Douglas for Best Actor in the same category as Matt. Rob Lowe has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
The 71st Golden Globe Awards winners will be announced on January 12th, 2014.
Matt Damon and his fracking drama Promised Land received separate honors at Saturday’s Environmental Media Awards, held on the Warner Bros. lot.
The Environmental Media Association event honored Promised Land in the feature film category, while Damon received the EMA Ongoing Commitment Award for his environmental work. Damon is a co-founder of Water.org and has promoted access to safe water and sanitation around the world.
The Environmental Media Association was founded in 1989 by Cindy and Alan Horn and Lyn and Norman Lear. The non-profit organization seeks to use the power of celebrity and the media to promote sustainable lifestyles. Visit the origination online at www.ema-online.org and www.facebook.com/EMAOnline.
Matt Damon has gotten an nomination for this year’s Emmy Awards for his role in Behind The Candelabra, in the category Outstanding Lead Actor in Miniseries or Movie. Michael Douglas, who also starred in the movie, has also got an nomination.
Behind The Candelabra got nominated for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Writing for Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special and Directing for Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
The Emmy Awards will air on September 22nd, on CBS.
Congratulations and good luck!
Matt Damon was honoured for his career at this year’s Gotham Awards, here are pictures:
Here’s the article from BBC:
Actors Matt Damon and Marion Cotillard have received career tributes at the 22nd annual Gotham Awards in New York.
The Fighter director David O Russell was also honoured at the event, the first in the yearly film awards season.
Wes Anderson’s comedy Moonrise Kingdom was named best feature at the event, an annual ceremony held to recognise the year’s best independent films.
Britain’s Emily Blunt was recognised, along with her co-stars, in another indie comedy, Your Sister’s Sister.
The film, about a man who sleeps with his girlfriend’s sibling, beat Russell’s Oscar-tipped Silver Linings Playbook to the best ensemble performance award.
Another Oscar hopeful, the critically acclaimed Beasts of the Southern Wild, saw its director Benh Zeitlin receive the breakthrough director prize.
Zeitlin also received the inaugural Bingham Ray Award, named in honour of the former United Artists president and co-founder of October Films who died in January.
Damon, who received his award from Blunt’s actor husband John Krasinski, said it felt “really weird” to be honoured and joked that “people are trying to get rid of me”.
Fellow Oscar winner Cotillard said she felt “very welcomed” and “very happy” as she arrived at the event, held on Monday at the Cipriani restaurant on Wall Street.
The Gotham Awards are held annually by the Independent Feature Project, a not-for-profit organisation that supports independent film-making.
Last year’s event saw Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life and Christopher Plummer film Beginners share the top prize for best feature.
Matt Damon, David O. Russell and Jeff Skoll have been chosen by the Independent Filmmaker Project to receive career tributes at the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 26.
“It is with pride and great pleasure that we give tribute to these three luminaries, each of whom plays an amazing role in expanding the language of film, breaking boundaries along the way,” said IFP executive director Joana Vicente. “Each has a unique voice and clearly defined vision of cinema for today’s generation, bringing perspective and relevance to the film world today.”
The honors will be presented along with seven competitive awards at the organization’s 22nd annual event, which will take place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
Damon, Russell and Skoll, the philanthropist and social entrepreneur who founded Participant Media, were chosen because of their independent film roots and support for independent visions. Damon has the socially conscious drama “Promised Land,” which was produced by Participant, hitting theaters in January through Focus Features, while Russell’s latest, “Silver Linings Playbook,” opens in November through the Weinstein Co.
I had completely missed that one as I usually don’t pay much attention to the comedy nominations. Bad me!
Anyway, Matt Damon got nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for his role as Carol in 30 Rock. Awesome!
The Emmys will be held Sunday, September 18th, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Fox will be broadcasting the show, and Glee’s Jane Lynch will be hosting.
Some events from this year, catching up on stuff I hadn’t added yet.
May 10, 2011 – Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine L. Oliver will host the sixth annual “Made in NY” Awards on June 6th at 7:30 PM at Gracie Mansion. The awards are given to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the City’s entertainment and new media industries. At this year’s event, Mayor Bloomberg will present the first-ever “Made in NY” Mayor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement posthumously to director Sidney Lumet, which will be accepted on his behalf by his daughter, Jenny Lumet. The other 2011 “Made in NY” honorees will be Academy Award winner Matt Damon, location-based mobile platform foursquare, actor John Leguizamo who is currently starring on Broadway in Ghetto Klown, founder of the Urbanworld Film Festival & CEO of MoviePass Stacy Spikes, commercial production company Smuggler and Lauren Zalaznick, chairman, NBC Universal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media.
“New York City is the entertainment capital of the world and is poised to be the digital media capital of the world. The annual ‘Made in NY’ Awards offer us a chance to honor some of those who have advanced these industries in our City,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “Sidney Lumet was one of the great chroniclers of our City and a consummate New Yorker. When I spoke with Sidney in March before his passing, he graciously agreed to be the first recipient of the ‘Made in NY’ Mayor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement. I will be proud to present it to his daughter on his behalf.”
“The ‘Made in NY’ Awards are a special time for us each year, and even more so this year,” said Commissioner Oliver. “This year’s awards include a few firsts for us as we bestow the first Lifetime Achievement Award to Sidney Lumet and honor a digital media company for the first time. We’re thrilled to have such esteemed honorees to accept the awards this year. It is a true celebration for the industry.”
The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment consists of the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, NYC Digital and NYC Media, the official TV, radio and online network of the City of New York. The agency’s mission is to streamline government communications by making information accessible, leveraging technology to aid in the transparency of government and by supporting relevant media and entertainment industries in New York City.
Tons of 2010 events: