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2017 Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel even roped Ben Affleck into his Matt Damon trolling at the Oscars

The lead-in to the presentation of the Best Screenplay Oscar at Sunday's Academy Awards had nothing to do with script-writing and everything to do with Jimmy Kimmel's celebrity feud with Matt Damon. In the pre-shot video, Kimmel is seated in a movie theater, talking about the first time he saw Damon's 2011 film We Bought a Zoo. "That's the thing about Matt, you know," Kimmel mused: "He has almost no discernible talent, but he works." Things didn't improve for Damon when he walked out onstage as the "and guest" to co-presenter and longtime friend Ben Affleck, who was obviously in on the joke and joined the ribbing.

Kimmel got the last laugh in this clip, but Damon didn't fare so poorly in the end: The film that won was Manchester By the Sea, which Damon produced with the winning screenwriter, Kenneth Lonergan, and starring Ben Affleck's younger brother, Casey, who went on to take the Best Leading Actor Oscar. You can watch Kimmel end on a high note, however, below. Peter Weber