McConaughey shocked son with Globe

Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey’s son didn’t think he would win a Golden Globe.

The 44-year-old actor shares five-year-old Levi, four-year-old daughter Vida and one-year-old son Livingston with wife Camila Alves.

But before he left home and scooped the Best Actor nod for his role as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew admits he wasn’t getting the support he expected from his eldest.

“We were explaining to the kids what was going on tonight,” Matthew mused to People.com.

“’Dad’s up against five other actors, and they are saying he is nominated to be one of the best performances of the year tonight.’ And my son says, ‘I really hope you win Papa, but you’re going to lose.'”

Matthew was nevertheless good-humoured about the incident.

He even tweeted Levi’s response, and told People his son may have been his “good luck charm”.

The actor often credits his family with keeping him grounded while he works, and going into awards season is no different.

“My life outside of my career is extremely interesting to me and extremely enriching to me,” he shared.

“So I am letting that also feed my work and letting my work feed my life, and if I can keep that reciprocity going, that’s where I’d like to be and remain.”

Dallas Buyers was a big winner at Sunday night’s 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, with Jared Leto also taking a win for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama.

Matthew made sure to thank his fellow nominees, his family and the entire cast and crew behind the Jean-Marc Vallée film as he took the stage, recalling the difficulties of getting the story of his HIV-positive character to the big screen.

“This film, Ron’s story, was an underdog. For 20 years it was an underdog; turned down 86 times; nobody wanted to put up money for it. We got the right people together five years ago, stuck to it, put some skin in the game, and here it is,” he said.

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