Matthew McConaughey Thanks God in Speech
Matthew McConaughey offered thanks to God for his Academy Award during his acceptance speech, surprising many people. He said,
“First off, I want to thank God, ’cause 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. In the words of the late Charlie Lawton who said ‘when you got God, you got a friend and that friend is you.'”
Since 2002, only four people have thanked God in Academy Award speeches. Besides McConaughey, they include:
Denzel Washington, 1989
Jennifer Hudson, 2007
Forest Whitaker, 2007
I do not know what Matthew McConaughey’s spiritual beliefs are, but he certainly took a risk mentioning God.
Why do you think God is mentioned so little by Academy Award winners?