Jimmy Kimmel slams Matt Damon's 'We Purchased a Zoo'

The longtime feud among Matt Damon and Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel did not quit at tonight's ceremony. Kimmel first slammed Damon's 2011 film "We Purchased a Zoo" in a video sketch prior to Damon came onstage with Ben Affleck to present the award for very...

Jimmy Kimmel slams Matt Damon's 'We Purchased a Zoo'

The longtime feud among Matt Damon and Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel did not quit at tonight's ceremony. Kimmel first slammed Damon's 2011 film "We Purchased a Zoo" in a video sketch prior to Damon came onstage with Ben Affleck to present the award for very...

27 February 2017 Monday 16:00
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Jimmy Kimmel slams Matt Damon's 'We Purchased a Zoo'

The longtime feud among Matt Damon and Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel did not quit at tonight's ceremony.

Kimmel first slammed Damon's 2011 film "We Purchased a Zoo" in a video sketch prior to Damon came onstage with Ben Affleck to present the award for very best original screenplay. Affleck was introduced as "two-time Academy Award winner," though Damon was introduced as ... "guest."

Then, the "wrap up" music grew mysteriously louder during Damon's lines.

"You got to be kidding me! Come on, what is with the music? Am I being played off? Seriously?" Damon mentioned. "I'm just presenting!"

"Wrap it up!" Kimmel stated from the orchestra. "We want to go household!"

The feud in between the actor and Kimmel has been a running gag for years most recently Damon attempted to crash the "Jimmy Kimmel Reside" set soon after the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl.

In Kimmel's opening monologue, he said, "I would like to bury the hatchet with someone I've had issues with -- Matt Damon. ... I've known Matt for a lengthy time now. I've recognized Matt so extended, when I initially met Matt, I was the fat one particular."

He added: "He's a selfish person -- those of you who have worked with him know this. But Matt did some thing incredibly unselfish and I want to commend him for it. Matt, as you likely know, could have starred in 'Manchester by the Sea.' ... But he didn't. He gave that part to Casey Affleck, his childhood friend. He handed what turned out to be an Oscar-caliber role more than to his buddy and made a Chinese ponytail film rather. And that movie, 'The Fantastic Wall,' went on to lose $80 million."

Earlier tonight on the red carpet, Damon predicted he'd be a target of Kimmel's jokes throughout the show.

"He's talentless himself, but regrettably, he's got an incredible group of writers who operate for him," Damon told ABC's Michael Strahan. "So, I am afraid, I consider I'm in for it tonight. It's going to be rough."

Kimmel wasted no time responding, tweeting, "Dead man walking the red carpet" as he watched Damon's interview from backstage:

Dead man walking the red carpet. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/j2KaUkdHTX

Damon created the Oscar-nominated film "Manchester by the Sea" and known as the film the "finest part I'd ever study."

Damon was going to star in the film but simply because of scheduling conflicts, he offered the portion to his longtime buddy Casey Affleck, who is now nominated for very best actor.

Damon called Affleck "the only person" for whom he would give up the component.

"I am so proud. And I just like him so significantly," Damon mentioned. "I've known him because he was 5 years old ... he's just one particular of the greatest people I've met in my life.

"I knew Casey would just crush the component and I'm so thrilled with what he did with the function," Damon added.

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