The Jimmy Kimmel-Matt Damon war will continue at the Oscars, following last year's Emmy feud

Jimmy Kimmel has vowed to keep his 'longtime frenemy' and actor-producer Matt Damon offstage.

PTI February 21, 2017 15:57:55 IST
The Jimmy Kimmel-Matt Damon war will continue at the Oscars, following last year's Emmy feud

TV personality Jimmy Kimmel, who will be hosting the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, has vowed to 'keep his 'longtime frenemy' and actor-producer Matt Damon offstage.'

The Jimmy KimmelMatt Damon war will continue at the Oscars following last years Emmy feud

Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel at the Emmy awards 2016. (Image courtesy: Getty Images)

Damon's film Manchester by the Sea is up for the best picture Oscar but he might have trouble collecting the trophy if the movie wins, as the 49-year-old popular talk show host has no plans to drop the pair's long-standing infamous feud anytime soon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"I'm going to do everything I can to make sure that he (Damon) doesn't win or doesn't know that he won. My goal is to keep him offstage," Kimmel said.

The two stars fake feud started during the third season of Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2005 when Kimmel off-handedly ended a discouraging show by apologising to Damon, 46, for bumping him out of the show.
Since then the pair have continued to pull pranks on each other with Kimmel spoofing Damon's film The Martian.

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