The longtime feud among Matt Damon and Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel did not cease at tonight's ceremony.
Kimmel first slammed Damon's 2011 film "We Purchased a Zoo" in a video sketch before Damon came onstage with Ben Affleck to present the award for greatest 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 throughout Damon's lines.
"You got to be kidding me! Come on, what is with the music? Am I becoming played off? Seriously?" Damon said. "I'm just presenting!"
"Wrap it up!" Kimmel said from the orchestra. "We want to go property!"
The feud between the actor and Kimmel has been a running gag for years most recently Damon attempted to crash the "Jimmy Kimmel Reside" set immediately after the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl.
In Kimmel's opening monologue, he said, "I would like to bury the hatchet with a person I've had issues with -- Matt Damon. ... I've known Matt for a lengthy time now. I've identified Matt so long, when I very first met Matt, I was the fat one."
He added: "He's a selfish individual -- those of you who have worked with him know this. But Matt did anything quite unselfish and I want to commend him for it. Matt, as you most likely know, could have starred in 'Manchester by the Sea.' ... But he didn't. He gave that role to Casey Affleck, his childhood buddy. He handed what turned out to be an Oscar-caliber part more than to his friend and created a Chinese ponytail movie instead. And that film, 'The Wonderful Wall,' went on to drop $80 million."
Earlier tonight on the red carpet, Damon predicted he'd be a target of Kimmel's jokes through the show.
"He's talentless himself, but regrettably, he's got an outstanding group of writers who work for him," Damon told ABC's Michael Strahan. "So, I am afraid, I assume I am in for it tonight. It really is 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 made the Oscar-nominated film "Manchester by the Sea" and referred to as the film the "very best part I'd ever study."
Damon was going to star in the film but for the reason that of scheduling conflicts, he offered the element to his longtime buddy Casey Affleck, who is now nominated for finest actor.
Damon known as Affleck "the only person" for whom he would give up the aspect.
"I'm so proud. And I just enjoy him so substantially," Damon mentioned. "I've known him considering that he was five years old ... he's just a single of the ideal men and women I've met in my life.
"I knew Casey would just crush the part and I'm so thrilled with what he did with the part," Damon added.
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