“Alright, alright, alright!” That’s how Matthew McConaughey opened his speech for the Golden Globes. The star won Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for “Dallas Buyers Club” and shocked almost everyone.
Most people thought “12 Years A Slave” actor Chiwetel Ejiofor would have won the accolade, or possibly Idris Elba, the star of “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,” but it was the “Magic Mike” star who took home the Golden Globe.
Wife Camila Alves looked pleased as she watched her husband accept the award. The two have been married since 2012 and have three children together. One of the people he thanked was his mother. He told a short story about how when he was a child she never wanted him to sit inside and watch television. Instead, she told him to do what the people on television were doing.
According to him, the film was rejected 86 times. "Unexpected, but graciously accepted,” he said while he was on stage at the Beverly Hills Hilton in California.
Ejiofor, however, looked a little disappointed as he listened to McConaughey’s acceptance speech.
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Twitter, naturally, had plenty to say about the actor taking home the trophy. Many seemed happy for him. Others were happy the way his speech went. It was a night of most everyone not knowing what to say, being scared and rambling but McConaughey kept it short and sweet.
To make things better, fans seemed to love when he began with saying “alright” three times. Check out some of their tweets below:
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Matthew McConaughey has been killing his roles lately
— Julien A. Edwards (@JulienEdwards) January 13, 2014
I change my mind, Matthew McConaughey's acceptance speech was the best thing of all time. #GoldenGlobes
— Hemrani Vyas (@HemraniVyas) January 13, 2014
I swooned when Matthew McConaughey said, "Alright, alright, alright." Love him. #mancrushsunday
— Kelly KA-POWski (@laurafosho1) January 13, 2014
Matthew McConaughey's speech was perfection: From "Alright Alright Alright" to "It was always about living, and to that I say just keep"
— Erica (@e_davisss) January 13, 2014
YESSSS. MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, I AM SOO PROUD. May have thrown a chair through the window if that didn't happen. Well deserved & great speech.
— Katie Foley (@KF0sho) January 13, 2014