Matt Damon Unable to Attend Britannia Awards Due to ‘Family Emergency’

Family comes first for Matt Damon. 

The 47-year-old actor was honored with the Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film at the 2017 BAFTA Britannia Awards on Friday, yet was unable to attend the event due to a “family emergency.” 

Kate Mara, who delivered a touching speech about Damon before accepting the award on his behalf, revealed which Damon had to travel back to his hometown of Boston “urgently.” 

“Unfortunately Matt has urgently needed to travel to Boston in addition to also couldn’t join us tonight. As much as we wish he was here with us, we know family comes first. So our thoughts are with you, Matt, in addition to also much love coming from your friends here in LA,” she said, before a pre-recorded message coming from Damon appeared on screen.

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