“The delighted star was happy to accept the trophy for his part in ‘ Dallas Buyers Club‘ – in which he lost 50 lbs to play A.I.D.S. patient Ron Woodroof. He kissed his wife and hugged fellow nominee Leonardo DiCaprio as he went to accept the award,” reports Universal Free Press.
He said: ”First off I want to thank God, because he’s the one I look up to, he’s graced my life with opportunities which I know are 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 [British actor] Charlie Laughton, who said, ‘When you got God you got a friend and that friend is you.’ ”
Mathew then thanked his family, including his mother, Mary, his father, James, his wife, Camila Alves, and their three children, Levi, five, Vida, four and Livingston, 14 months.
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