Comedian Jimmy Kimmel took a dig at longtime frenemy Matt Damon while hosting the 95th Oscars. During a comedic segment, Kimmel asked actress Jessica Chastain, “Was it difficult filming your movie ‘The Martian’ because your co-star Matt Damon can’t read and smells like dog medicine?” Chastain laughed off the joke, saying she didn’t have many scenes with Damon.
The Kimmel-Damon feud dates back to 2005, when Kimmel made an offhand joke about Damon at the end of a show. This sparked a recurring bit where Kimmel apologizes for running out of time for Damon as a guest. The two have since traded insults on talk shows and made various comedic videos, including a raunchy music video from Kimmel’s then-girlfriend Sarah Silverman titled “I’m Fucking Matt Damon.”
Kimmel and Damon have also gone to “couples therapy” in some of their videos. In 2017, when Damon and his friend Ben Affleck presented at the Oscars, Kimmel had the announcer introduce Damon as a “guest” and played him off with music as soon as he started speaking.
This marks Kimmel’s third time hosting the Academy Awards, which were broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.