Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Matt Damon To Be Honored With Joel Siegel Award At Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

Matt Damon To Be Honored With Joel Siegel Award At Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

Matt Damon To Be Honored With Joel Siegel Award At Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

Matt Damon To Be Honored With Joel Siegel Award At Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.  Matt Damon will be honored at the upcoming Critics’ Choice Movie Awards with the fourth annual Joel Siegel Award. The award, named after the late “Good Morning America” film critic, recognizes the philanthropy work of current film stars. Damon, who starred in this year’s CCMA-nominated “True Grit,” will be given the award during the show’s 16th annual ceremony, the BFCA announced today. Along with being an award-winning actor, Damon is a co-founder of Water.org, which works to offer safe drinking water across the globe, while as co-founder of Not On Our Watch, he works to end mass violence. He’s also part of the ONE campaign to help fight AIDS, ambassador for the children’s organization ONEXONE, and a spokes person for hunger-relief organization Feeding America. “Matt personifies the values celebrated by the Joel Siegel Award,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin. “Clearly Matt understands, as Joel did, that the true value of celebrity is as an enhanced platform to do good works for others.” Damon is the recipient of two Critics Choice Movie Awards for his work in “Good Will Hunting,” and his been nominated for five more awards, including one for his work in last year’s “Invictus.” The previous recipients of the Joel Siegel Award include Don Cheadle, Richard Gere, and Kevin Bacon. The 16th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will are live on January 14th on VH1 at 9:00 PM ET/PT

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