Sarah Silverman wins Emmy for F**king Matt Damon

In a ceremony for the Creative Arts Emmys held Saturday in Los Angeles, and hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and Sarah Chalke, Sarah Silverman won two Emmys for the incredibly funny and oddly poor-timed video, “I’m F’cking Matt Damon“. Sarah bagged the Best Original Music and Lyrics and a picture-editing award.

Originally recorded for then boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show, the song became a internet hit and spurred a rebuttal video from Kimmel, claiming he was f’cking Ben Affleck. Sarah and Damon’s song was much better, but Jimmy’s video had an amazing number of cameos including Brad Pitt as a FedEx delivery guy, a We-Are-The-World-style sing along with more names than I can count, and Harrison Ford being very unHarrison Ford-like as he speeds away in a convertible.

The Damon-Kimmel “feud” goes back to September 2006, when Damon delivered a very convincing tirade on Kimmel for bumping him from the show… again. Although I’ve never seen it substantiated, I think Matt Damon showed just how good an actor he is in the closing credits of that show. Damon references the joke at the end of the Silverman song.

The song was released in February and Silverman and Kimmel ended their five year relationship in July, but Sarah, who’s not generally known for her manners or compassion, knew who to thank in her acceptance speech.

“Let’s be honest, Matt Damon had very little to do with this being popular,” Silverman, 37, said while accepting her award at the Creative Arts Emmys for the salty music video “I’m F—— Matt Damon” at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

“Thanks to the person for whom this whole video was made: Jimmy Kimmel, who broke my heart – ohh, who’ll always have a place in my heart,” Silverman continued.

In her speech Saturday, Silverman also thanked her cowriters and joked, “this makes all the, ‘Hey, I’m f—— Matt Damon, too,’ totally worth it.”


The Creative Arts Emmys air on E! September 20th.  The Primetime Emmy Awards air on ABC September 21st.

Sarah Silverman is shown at the Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards on 9/13/08. Credit: Apega; Adriana M. Barraza / WENN

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  1. Tabby says:

    Is it wrong that I adore her outfit?!

  2. Sarah says:

    You can get an Emmy for something like THAT???!?! LOL!! 😆 Awesome! Then, I eventually should start entering my home made funny song vids. 😉

    Well deserved, Sarah! You rock!

  3. silentA says:

    @ Tabby – No way!
    Her outfit is so cute!

  4. daisy424 says:

    Funny write up Ceilidh 😉
    I forgot about Matt being bumped on the show. The cameos in Jimmy’s video were funny, but I liked Sarah’s video better.
    She looks happy in the photos. Good for her.

  5. Samantha says:

    What I love most about that outfit is that it seems very inappropriate for her. She is more of an overalls and stripped t-shirt kind of gal, its weird seeing her all dolled up. I just imagine her like a child, twisting her leg and lifting up her dress while talking about silly things. She is adorable though, and she deserves any success she finds.

  6. gracie says:

    I love Sarah and I love Matt Damon and love I Jimmy Kimmel. That video was just perfect and hilarious and Matt Damon made it even more convincing!

    That was totally a freudian slip in her acceptance speech. He totally broke her heart and she totally wants him back. (Yeah, ok…too many “totally”s)

    I always wondered if maybe somewhere in his heart Jimmy believed that maybe Sarah really was fucking Matt Damon because he sounded so sincere about it in the video. Maybe that thought stuck in his head and he couldn’t get past it.

    I’d take Matt Damon, no kidding around.

  7. koolaid says:

    I’m not going to talk about her outfit. She is hilarious and if you want to hear more about it , I’ll write more comments telling you how FUNNYshe is!!!!!!

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