Published July 17, 2008
Emmy winners usually thank their spouses or significant others during their acceptance speeches, but Sarah Silverman may have to give a shout out to ex-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel.
The 37-year-old comedienne was nominated for an Emmy on Thursday for her song "I'm F---ing Matt Damon," a YouTube favorite made popular on Kimmel's late-night talk show back when Kimmel and Silverman still were a couple. It was created to celebrate their fifth anniversary in February.
Silverman was nominated in the outstanding original music and lyrics category, along with co-writers and co-composers Tony Baubirei, Wayne McClaucey, Sal Lacono and Dan Warner.
The nomination comes three days after a rep for the comedy couple confirmed they had called it quits.
Silverman and Kimmel, 40, met at a roast for Hugh Hefner, and Kimmel soon hired Silverman to do voices on his Comedy Central show "Crank Yankers."
Her "I'm F---ing Matt Damon" was followed by Kimmel's "I'm F---ing Ben Affleck," featuring Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and Affleck himself.