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Jimmy Kimmel jokes with Matthew McConaughey at Emmys: ‘You’re a movie star’

Matthew McConaughey gets picked on at the Emmys
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Jimmy Kimmel might have been at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards to give out an award, but before he started listing off the nominees, he shared some humor with Matthew McConaughey who was sitting in the front row of the award ceremony looking happy to be part of the show. According to the Washington Post on Monday, it was Matthew McConaughey who seemed to be the star that everyone kept referencing.

Reminding everyone that Matthew McConaughey won an Oscar five months ago, the late night talk show host pointed out that McConaughey was a movie star and not a television actor. The funny bit surprised many people in the venue as it was so intense and yet so relevant to the idea of what TV was to America and how the entertainers are crossing over from one medium to another. McConaughey is nominated for a TV mini series and might win Monday night.

Suggesting that Matthew McConaughey should leave and doesn't even own a television, there wasn't any doubt this moment seemed well rehearsed and Mathew was happy to play along. In fact Jimmy Kimmel even mentioned that Matthew should take Julia Roberts with him when he left.

The funniest part of Jimmy Kimmel’s speech was his reflection on how difficult it might be to sit through another one of Mathew McConaughey’s speeches. Known for saying the same word over and over again, Jimmy Kimmel definitely had a chance to give the movie star a funny moment and make the audience laugh too.

While Seth Meyers was expected to come out and make the show funny, it was Jimmy Kimmel who was the runaway star that gave Hollywood’s biggest actors a little trouble while the entire world laughed along. Everyone is secretly wishing Jimmy Kimmel was the host on Monday night at the Emmys.

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