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Matt Damon of 'The Martian' wins Globe for comedy actor

Matt Damon made a winning return to the Golden Globe awards on Sunday night, accepting the trophy for best actor in a motion picture comedy or musical for "The Martian."

It came 18 years after his first and only other Globe win for co-writing the screenplay of "Good Will Hunting" with friend Ben Affleck.

In "The Martian," Damon played an astronaut accidently left behind on Mars by his crew.

"The 18-year gap was me working on my singing, which brought me here tonight," Damon joked backstage in a nod to the odd pairing of the category.

In his acceptance speech, Damon noted that he's made "a lot of movies that people...