- Matthew was chosen as one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive for 2007.
- Matthew came in second place as Jack Shepherd on Lost on "TV's Best" in TV Guide for "TV's Best Jack." Kiefer Sutherland's 24 character, Jack Bauer, received the title as best.
- Matt was one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive, 2006. He is found in the "Sexy at every age, Age 40".
- Matthew was #1 on the "2006 Hottest TV Hotties" for the TV Guide Channel.
- Matthew was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1996.