Casey Affleck Promises to Make Amends for Snubbing Brother Ben in Golden Globes Speech

"I promise if I get another chance I'll be sure to thank my big brother first," he tells THR after Ben joked he was "taken aback."
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When Ben Affleck stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! immediately after his little brother won a Golden Globe for his work in Manchester by the Sea, Affleck and the upcoming Oscar host Kimmel had quite a few laughs over Casey Affleck's speech. Why? Because Casey Affleck, 41, failed to mention his big brother. "He thanked a shitload of people. I was a little taken aback," Ben Affleck, 44, joked. "That's not the kind of thing I would do." And he's right.

When Ben Affleck took home an Oscar in 1998 with Matt Damon for writing Good Will Hunting, he praised "my brother Casey, who is brilliant." It seems Casey Affleck heard the ribbing loud and clear. When The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Casey Affleck recently, he said he's got his list ready to go. "Now that I know that it's so important, I promise if I get another chance to get onstage at an awards ceremony I’ll be sure to thank my big brother first," explains Casey Affleck, who will have a shot at both the Independent Spirit Awards and the Oscars.

And if he does take the stage on Oscar night Feb. 26, Ben Affleck joked to Jimmy Kimmel that a win would make him "the very first person to win an Academy Award who once asked his brother if Back to the Future was a true story."

During his sit-down with Kimmel, the host also played a clip of Eli Manning thanking his older brother, Peyton Manning, when he won the Super Bowl in 2012. "And they hate each other," Ben Affleck joked, after watching the clip. The Affleck brothers clearly don't hate each other, but when THR asked the younger actor who he would want sitting next to him at the Oscars, he had a quick answer: "Peyton Manning."

A version of this story first appeared in the Feb. 17 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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