Four-time host Ricky Gervais emceed the 73rd annual Golden Globes live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on NBC

By Chancellor Agard and Jessica Fecteau
Updated January 10, 2016 09:30 PM

Matt Damon came out of Sunday night’s 73rd annual Golden Globes a big winner.

Amy Adams presented the The Martian star with his second statuette, this time for best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy, at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

“First off, my kids are watching, so I have to thank my kids, because I told them if I got on TV I’d definitely say something to them – so get ready to go to bed,” Damon said while accepting his award. “But my wife, thank you Lucy for, you know, everything”

“Look, I was here 18 years ago,” he continued, referring to winning best screenplay with Ben Affleck for Good Will Hunting in 1998. “It’s literally been 18 years since I’ve been here doing this, and with a little more context I know how lucky I am and how lucky I am to do this for a living, and when people go see movies, it’s kind of rare. I’ve made a lot of movies that people just didn’t go see, so to make one that everyone enjoyed this much, we had this incredible crew, this incredible cast, and it really all came down to [director] Ridley Scott.”

The other contenders in the category were Steve Carell and Christian Bale for The Big Short, Al Pacino for Danny Collins and Mark Ruffalo for Infinitely Polar Bear.

Hosted once again by Ricky Gervais, the 73rd annual Golden Globes are being presented live from Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on NBC.