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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Were Calling Their Moms After Winning The Oscar For Good Will Hunting in 1997? Fact-Check 

Hollywood stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are shown in an image that has gone viral, purporting to show them calling their mothers following their 1997 Oscar victory for Good Will Hunting.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @fasc1nate tweeted “Ben Affleck and Matt Damon calling their moms after winning the Oscar for Good Will Hunting, 1997.” on March 11, 2024 and later deleted the tweet. The tweet has received an about 2M views on X, contributing to the spread of the information to many more social media users.

What is the Actual Truth Behind this Incident? : Fact

The truth is that there is no evidence to support this allegation. Their mothers attended the event on that day. There is no proof to support the claims that they called their mothers.

We visited gettyimages, which posted the picture Feb 18, 2009 with the caption “The 70th Annual Academy Awards – Red Carpet”. We found out the picture here, which was posted with same outfits as it was shared by others with misleading claims. Here, from the 70th Annual Academy Awards, we found out the picture of Chris Affleck, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and mother Nancy Carlson-Paige posed together. The image was clicked by Kevin.Mazur. This shows that the mother of the Hollywood stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were already present at the event. There is no evidence that the stars were calling up their mothers from the picture shared.

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D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:


Influencers are circulating images of Ben Affleck & Matt Damon with self-invented stories to get the spotlight using #Oscars2024. An image featuring Hollywood superstars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon has been shared, claiming that they were seen calling their moms after winning the #Oscars for Good Will Hunting in 1997. In actuality, there is no evidence to support this assertion. Their mothers attended the event. The rumours that they called their mothers are unfounded.


Fact : The truth is that the this claim is Unsubstantiated. Their moms were present at the event as their dates. The claims about them calling their moms are not verified.

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