Matthew McConaughey Just Won an Oscar. Here Is His Acceptance Speech.


Matthew McConaughey won Best Actor for Dallas Buyers Club at the 86th Academy Awards Sunday.

Noted without comment, here is his acceptance speech.

UPDATE, Monday, March 3, 2014, 11:55 a.m. EST: McConaughey is right about one thing: Science can apparently prove the value of gratitude.

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