Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Are the Ultimate BFF Duo at the 2024 Golden Globes

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon brought a bit of Boston magic to the red carpet at the 2024 Golden Globes, where their film Air is nominated for two awards.

By Sabba Rahbar Jan 08, 2024 1:11 AMTags
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From Boston to the Beverly Hilton.

Longtime best friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon shared a laugh inside the ballroom at the 2024 Golden Globes, just minutes before the Jan. 7 award show began. The adorable moment in question, shared on social media by The Hollywood Reporter, came as the Air director made a beeline to where Matt and his wife Luciana Barroso were sitting, dropping into a chair with the Bourne actor promptly giving the director a big hug.

Matt and Ben—who was joined by his wife Jennifer Lopez—were in attendance to support their 2023 hit, Air, which tells the story of Nike's partnership with Michael Jordan.

In fact, the film is up for two awards during the ceremony: Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and Matt's nod for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. (He'll face off against Nicolas Cage, Timothée Chalamet, Paul Giamatti, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeffrey Wright.)

Air is the latest entry in a line of hits from the Matt and Ben, following their 2021 film, The Last Duel. Before launching their independent film company, Artists Equity in 2022, they had established Pearl Street Films in 2012.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Friendship Through the Years

Matt, 53, and Ben, 51, first met as kids in Boston before forging their way in Hollywood together, even winning a Best Screenplay Academy Award in 1998 for their film, Good Will Hunting.

And the friends of more than 40 years are grateful to be on this journey together. "If you're lucky, you can find a way to work with people that you love," Ben explained to E! News at the Air premiere last year. "And then, as they say, you never work another day in your life."

Read more to see all the stars on the red carpet at the 2024 Golden Globes.

Florence Pugh

In custom Valentino dress and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Taylor Swift

In custom Gucci dress and De Beers jewelry.

Margot Robbie

In custom Giorgio Armani Privé dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Oprah Winfrey

In Louis Vuitton dress and Chopard jewelry.

Emma Stone

In custom Louis Vuitton.

Timothée Chalamet

In Celine suit and Cartier jewelry.

Jennifer Lopez

In custom Nicole + Felicia Couture.

Selena Gomez

In custom Giorgio Armani Privé.

Hailee Steinfeld

In custom Prada.

Ryan Gosling

In custom Gucci.

Reese Witherspoon

In Monique Lhuillier dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Emily Blunt

In custom Alexander McQueen dress and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Angela Bassett

In Dolce & Gabbana dress and Lagos jewelry.

Brie Larson

In Prada dress and Kwiat jewelry.

Jennifer Lawrence

In Dior dress and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Dua Lipa

In Schiaparelli dress and and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

America Ferrera

In custom Dolce & Gabbana dress and Harry Winston jewelry.

Jennifer Aniston

In Dolce & Gabbana.

Natalie Portman

In Dior dress and De Beers jewelry.

Jeremy Allen White

In Calvin Klein suit, Ferragamo shoes and Briony Raymond jewelry.

Ayo Edebiri

In custom Prada dress and Boucheron jewelry.

Naomi Watts

In Fendi dress and Harry Winston jewelry.

Amanda Seyfried

In custom Giorgio Armani Privé gown and Pomellato jewelry.

Billie Eillish

In Willy Chavarria outfit and Anita Ko jewelry.

Julia Garner

In Gucci.

Julianne Moore

In custom Bottega Veneta.

Quinta Bunson

In custom Balmain dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Meryl Streep

In custom Valentino dress, Bella Rosa Collection bag and Fred Leighton jewelry.

Rachel Brosnahan

In custom Sergio Hudson dress and Swarovski jewelry.

Matt Bomer

In custom Brioni.

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