Unlike most, Matthew McConaughey boldly thanks God during Oscar acceptance speech

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Matthew McConaughey won an Oscar for best actor Sunday night for his performance as an AIDS patient in “Dallas Buyer’s Club.”

The Texas native did what few in Tinsel Town do in that he began his acceptance speech by thanking God — a choice that may explain the tepid response he got from the star-studded audience.

The Independent Journal Review pointed to a report from The Daily Caller that showed Meryl Streep is thanked more often than God at the Academy Awards.

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“First off I want to thank God, because he’s the one I look up to,” McConaughey said. “He’s graced my life with opportunities which I know are not of my hand or any other human kind. He has shown me that it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late Charlie Laughton, who said, ‘When you got God you got a friend and that friend is you.'”

McConaughey proceeded to pay tribute to his wife, children, mother and late father in touching remarks that may not resonate in Hollywood, but are sure to win the hearts of America.

Tom Tillison


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