Jimmy Kimmel watched someone else walk away with an Emmy for Best Variety Talk Series last night.
That, however, wasn't where the pain of loss ended.
As John Oliver and his colleagues exited stage left, Kimmel's "nemesis," Matt Damon casually entered stage right, munching on an apple and looking to shoot the breeze.
"Terrific," Kimmel deadpanned as he saw the Oscar winner stroll up to him.
"Can I help you?" he asked a smirking Damon.
"What do you want?"
"Just calm down, man," Damon said, his mouth full of apple.
"I missed the last category. Did you win?" he asked Kimmel.
"No, we didn't win, alright?"
"Oh, that's a bummer. It makes a lot of sense, but...you must be really bummed out."
"Yeah, we're a little disappointed, thank you."
"So, you're not going to get a trophy."
"No, I don't get a trophy, then," Kimmel said. " Are you finished? You done?"
"Wait, who did get a trophy? Who won?" Damon asked.
"John Oliver. He was just out here. What do you mean..."
"Yes! Yes!" Damon said as the audience cheered.
"They know," he added, pointing out into the crowd.
"And I knew. I had him in my pool."
"Do you mind if I continue with the show," a ticked off Kimmel asked.
Damon relented and told his frenemy he'd see him at the after party.
"There's an after party?" Kimmel asked.
"Hey Jimmy. Tell your mom, 'I like them apples," Damon said as he walked off stage, referencing a line from Good Will Hunting.
Kimmel's mom had made about 7,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the audience last night.
Kimmel assumed that some people were hungry since they "hadn't eaten since Labor Day," so Mrs. Kimmel packed sandwiches, juice boxes and apples for everyone.
Damon and Kimmel have this skit up for 11 years, and it still isn't old. Last night's might have been the funniest yet, though their interactions in the past - most recently "Couples Therapy" - are pretty damn good.
It started on the third episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the talk show host himself told NPR in 2013.
“We had a bad show. … The guests were bad, and I was feeling pretty bad about myself at the end of the program,” Kimmel recalled.
“And I decided to say, for the amusement of one of our producers who was standing next to me …
‘I want to apologize to Matt Damon. We ran out of time.’ … And he got a kick out of it, the producer, so I just started doing it every night to amuse him.”
From there, it led to an appearance by a very unamused Damon, to Sarah Silverman's "I'm F---ing Matt Damon" music video, and soon became a recurring segment of the show.
Watch the skit below from last night's 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. It truly is television magic.