Skip to comments.Actor Delivers Impassioned Oscar Acceptance Speech About God and Gratitude
Posted on 03/03/2014 11:34:15 AM PST by NKP_Vet
Actor Matthew McConaughey surprised Oscar viewers with an impassioned acceptance speech for his best actor win Sunday night an address during which he thanked God and said that the blessings in his life have come from the Almighty and not from any human hand.
After thanking his fellow cast and crew, McConaughey, who won for his role as AIDS patient Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club, told the audience that he has three things he needs each day: something to look up to, something to look forward to and someone to chase.
It was his comments about who he looks up to, though, that captured the most attention.
First off, I want to thank God, because thats who I look up to. He has graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or of any other human hand, McConaughey said. He has shown me that its a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late Charlie Laughton who said, When youve got God youve got a friend and that friend is you.
He also thanked his mother, wife and family. Watch the acceptance speech below (at link).
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Loved it! A whole 2 to 3 clappers in the audience!
Really? I won’t watch it but it wouldn’t surprise me one bit.
Best news of the night was that the audience was increased over the past years. I am so glad for that. Some of the best movies in years.
The academy homosexuals who voted for him because that role had to do with AIDS drugs were smiling as he approached the stage, and then probably started seething when they heard him mention God.
I actually think he is a pretty good actor.
While he has taken roles in movies that I’m not a fan of, his performance in HBO’s “True Detective” is extraordinary.
I wouldn’t say McConaughey is a conservative by any stretch, but he doesn’t come across as a guy who just mindlessly spouts the typical liberal garbage that the vast majority of Hollywood celebrities do.
Love it. Didn’t watch the Oscars, but I enjoyed and appreciate this clip of McConaughey praising his/our heavenly Father.
good speech. he made his case well.
He said, “if you have God, you have a friend. That friend is you.”
Now before anyone jumps on me about this. Let it be known that one of the characteristics of being Godless —is that you become your own worst enemy. Your best parts work against you.
I think they were shocked.
Actually your being too nice, it was more like 1 clap..just mentioning God Im surprised the audience didn’t boo, but I guess it wasn’t a DNC Convention so no boo’s allowed?
true... he was good in A Time to Kill, and i thought he was good in Dallas Buyers Club... i do not think his acceptance speech will hurt him in Hollywood... if anything, he will simply be cursed by winning the Oscar... it happens to so many!
Maybe he's one of those who actually has a life, and don't need to be invited to the "best" parties every weekend.
I’m glad he didn’t get political. And he will get roles. Because he always puts “butts in the seats”.
This guy’s running for something.
There was a lack of politics, by hwood standards and they were subdued. A lot of them mention love an family
There was no danger of seeing mooch this year. Tgey know. They have to know
It was really a surprise. But, if Romney had won we would have heard it all night long. There are lots of things they could have bitched about but not when their man is in office.
I’ve read he’s a republican. But we don’t now because he keeps it to himself. I wish they all would follow his lead.
Seems like more of a Libertarian, than anything....For Hollywood, that’s considered to the right of Attila the Hun.
McConaughey is on a roll and will get parts despite his godly speech. His performance in Dallas Buyers Club is one for the ages. I can’t think of a single performance in the last 50 years to surpass it. Do yourself a big favorite and watch it. I expect you’ll agree.
I don't know if he meant that the way it came out. If he did, then that is a kind of a self-esteem gospel.
However, I am glad he mentioned God.
if you have God, you have a friend. That friend is you.
I hope you’re right - I’m not familiar with the quote.
But it sound kinda new-agey to me...
“I cant think of a single performance in the last 50 years to surpass it”
“Raging Bull” De Niro WAS Jake LaMotta.
yea!! That house full of liberals couldn't figure out if they would be sent to detention if they applauded!!!
I was totally shocked that a film about homosexuality and one about slavery would win; man what will they think of next!!!!sarc/on
I know ...how about a film about Noah getting pissed about over population and global warming!!!
Yeah, McConaughey invited blacklisting. Pretty much committing professional suicide with that lovely speech.
Is there a lower, more self-absorbed, shallow, evil crowd on the planet than “the Academy?”
If you think the movie "Dallas Buyers Club" was about homosexuality then you either didn't actually watch the movie or you didn't understand it.
Dallas Buyers Club was about the corruption in the FDA and the Pharmaceutical Industry. The drugs in question treated AIDS but McConaughey's character was straight (He contacted AIDS through straight sex) and he was the focus of the movie and his battle with the FDA to get drugs to people that actually worked and kept them alive.
Hah, exactly what I noticed!!! Pagan bunch.
I clapped when he thanked God and I am sure I was not the only one. Congratulations Matt!
Ask Mel Gibson or Jim Caviezel. Passion of the Christ all but ended their careers as a big time actor. DOn’t be fooled when people say Gibson’s “anti-Jew) tirade did it for him, they were looking for a reason to ruin him. And Caviezel playing Jesus did it for him.
He's only the star of one of the highest-rated shows on TV, "Person of Interest".
You noticed that too? Gay or race, race or gay. I have a feeling there were quite a few low budget indies that were better but didn’t have the advertising or the correct politics.
Great show, Person of Interest. But I am specifically speaking of film roles.
I heard him interviewed about Person of Interest and he said the show caused him to get rid of his cell phone and computer.
In the same interview he said the roles came harder for him after he made Passion of the Christ.
Well let’s be realistic. If Hollywood applauds the acknowledgment or thanks to God, what does that make them?
If he isn’t nominated for an Emmy, for his role in True Detective, the only explaination would be blowback from his Oscar speech.
He will win.
His character, Russ, Rust, Rustin, Cole, Cohle whatever is the most antithetical to Religion that I have seen.
Absolutely fascinating concepts, that are explored by (his character/writer). While I have no illusions about the series effort to portray Christians as evil, his character at least seems honest.
I don’t agree, but there are many that do.
This is where our battle is being fought.
Thanks for clarifying that. I was confused when he said it. But your explanation makes great sense and also resonates with my personal experience.
Many in the audience are self appointed Gods up to the moment when they take thier last breath and all of a sudden they call his name, funny hypocrites who think they are larger than they appear but are smaller than everyone around them, sad a##es for sure
MM has been the darling of the “science is my god” geniuses since his character on HBO’s True Detective has been given to long rambling nihilistic speeches about the emptiness of the universe and the meaninglessness of existence. Today those people are sad, sad, sad.
As for Rust's philosophy -- he's a seriously disturbed individual. The discussion of philosophy makes that clear to us. It's all part of what makes the character interesting. It's obvious that we're not supposed to emulate Rust -- who'd want to wind up like him?
McConaughy’s performance is up there with DeNiro’s Raging Bull. In fact, in a way it’s similar. Check it out for yourself.
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