Hollywood star thanks God after Oscar win

Hollywood superstar Matthew McConaughey thanked God and his family

Rather than praising an assortment of managers, agents and publicists when he won his ‘Best Actor’ Oscar for his role in Dallas Buyers Club on Sunday night, Hollywood superstar Matthew McConaughey thanked God and his family. 

“There are three things that I need each day. One of them is something to look up to, another is something to look forward to and another is someone to chase,” he said in the run-up to his acknowledgment of God.

“First off, I want to thank God because that’s who I look up to. He’s graced my life with opportunities that I know is not of my hand or any other human hand. He has shown me that it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates,” he said.

McConaughey then went on to show his appreciation for his wife, children, mother and late father.

“To my dad, you taught me what it means to be a man, to my mother, who’s here tonight, you taught me and my two brothers, demanded, that we respect ourselves. What we in turn learned was, we were then better able to respect others,” he said.