As host of the 89th Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel spent the night playfully taking digs at his friend Matt Damon. 

But after the ceremony wrapped on Sunday, the Martian actor turned the tables and pinned the night’s Best Picture winner flub on the comedian during an interview at Vanity Fair’s Oscars after-party in Beverly Hills.

‘I was the one person who wasn’t surprised that it all got screwed up,’ the 46-year-old joked while speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the soiree. ‘That’s what they [get] for hiring Jimmy. You know, they got what they paid for.’

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Antics: Matt Damon jokingly lamed Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel for Best Picture announcement flub on Sunday during an interview with Entertainment Tonight at the Vanity Fair after-party, where he wrapped his wife Luciana in his tuxedo jacket

Antics: Matt Damon jokingly lamed Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel for Best Picture announcement flub on Sunday during an interview with Entertainment Tonight at the Vanity Fair after-party, where he wrapped his wife Luciana in his tuxedo jacket

Antics: Matt Damon jokingly lamed Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel for Best Picture announcement flub on Sunday during an interview with Entertainment Tonight at the Vanity Fair after-party, where he wrapped his wife Luciana in his tuxedo jacket

Epic blunder: Jimmy speaks with Warren Beatty during the Best Picture presentation at the 89th Academy Awards

Epic blunder: Jimmy speaks with Warren Beatty during the Best Picture presentation at the 89th Academy Awards

The We Bought A Zoo actor arrived at the star-studded fete with his wife of nearly 12 years Luciana, whom he wrapped in his tuxedo jacket. Together they have daughters Isabella, 10, Gia, aged eight, and Stella, aged six. He is also stepfather to Luciana’s 18-year-old daughter Alexia.

Matt was among the many stunned celebrities in the audience who watched in horror as Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway unwittingly announced La La Land as the Best Picture winner after a pair of starstruck accountants at PriceWaterHouseCoopers gave the presenter the wrong envelope.

Producers from La La Land, who were basking in triumph, were alerted of the error while onstage and announced that it was Moonlight that in fact won the big prize of the night.

Lucky in love: Matt and his wife Luciana have been together for nearly 12 years

Lucky in love: Matt and his wife Luciana have been together for nearly 12 years

Family matters: Together they have daughters Luciana and Isabella, both aged 10, Gia, 8 and Stella, 6. He also has 18-year-old stepdaughter Alexia.

Family matters: Together they have daughters Luciana and Isabella, both aged 10, Gia, 8 and Stella, 6. He also has 18-year-old stepdaughter Alexia.

Matt  and his wife Luciana met up with Jimmy and his pregnant wife Molly at the soiree

Matt and his wife Luciana met up with Jimmy and his pregnant wife Molly at the soiree

Confusion blanketed the room during the unprecedented display, which prompted Jimmy to explain to the crowd that it wasn’t a comedy segment or prank, but in fact an extraordinary mix-up of epic scale.

Throughout the Academy Awards program, Jimmy took part in several antics that called into question that he could’ve been behind the spectacle. 

Earlier, Kimmel conducted a prank on a group of unsuspecting tourists that he led into the award show to mingle among the celebrities. He also made Matt the subject of ridicule—poking fun at his film credits and recent fuller figure.

‘Tonight, in the spirit of healing and bringing people together, I would like to bury the hatchet with someone I’ve had issues with. I would. Matt Damon,’ the 49-year-old comedian said.

‘I’ve known Matt for a long time now. I’ve known Matt so long, when I first met Matt, I was the fat one, OK? It’s true. And we’ve had problems. He’s a selfish person. Those of you who have worked with him know this.’ 

Already a winner: Good Will Hunting earned an Oscar for Matt in 1997 for Best Screenplay

Already a winner: Good Will Hunting earned an Oscar for Matt in 1997 for Best Screenplay







Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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