At Palm Springs festival, Damon leads Oscar charge for Scott – Business Insider

Michael Keaton, right, presents the Sonny Bono visionary award to Tom McCarthy at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, in Palm Springs, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Matt Damon launched a bold new phase of Oscar campaigning for his “The Martian” director on Saturday, telling a crowd that Ridley Scott has “given more than enough to cinema” over his career to deserve an Academy A.