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Matt Damon to receive Joel Siegel Award at Critics Choice Movie Awards

January 5, 2011 | 12:16 pm

Matt Actor/humanitarian Matt Damon, who's currently starring with Jeff Bridges in 'True Grit," is set to receive the fourth annual Joel Siegel Award at the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards on Jan. 14. The announcement was made Wednesday morning.

The award is a tribute to the "Good Morning America" film critic and member of the Broadcast Film Critics Assn., which presents the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, who lost his battle with cancer in June 2007.

"Matt personifies the values celebrated by the Joel Siegel Award," says BFCA President Joey Berlin. "Among his many charitable endeavors, Matt's work as co-founder of has inspired us to honor him."

The Critics Choice Movie Awards ceremony will be telecast on VH1 at 9 p.m. on Jan. 14.

-- Susan King

Photo: Matt Damon. Credit: Evan Agnostino / Associated Press