Emmy Irony: Sarah Silverman Gets Nod for 'Matt Damon' Song

Published July 17, 2008

| FoxNews.com

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.

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