Matthew McConaughey has revealed he had a moment of panic before his name was called in the Best Actor category for this year’s Oscars.
The Academy left the Dallas Buyers Club actors name until last when revealing the five nominees.
So Matthew was more than relieved when he finally knew he had made the shortlist.
“They went through all four names and I said ‘there’s only 5,’” he told Entertainment Weekly. “Then I think I saw the shot of me as Ron Woodruff before I heard my name. Yeahhh, it was nice.”
Matthew and his wife Camila listened to the announcements in bed at 5.15am this morning.
And Matthew couldn’t wait to share his wife’s reaction to the news her husband was in the running for an Oscar.
“[Camila] made a noise that was more like a shriek! It wasn’t really an English word. Then we gave each other a nice good morning hug, kiss and high five,” he told ABC News.
The actor, who lost more than 40 pounds to play Ron Woodroof in the HIV drama, told the news channel he plans on keeping the family celebration going all day.
The couple have three children Levi, five, Vida, three and Livingston, one.
“We are catching the sunrise and the kiddos are waking up,” he added. “We are going to family breakfast it, then I’m going to go chase this sunrise for a little four-mile jog. Then we have a show to go to tonight, my wife and I. We’ll let the day unravel.”
Matthew won a Golden Globe for the role on Sunday and revealed how the film was an underdog going into awards season.
This makes the acclaim the film is now receiving all the more sweeter for the 44-year-old.
“We were declined 137 times, we were rejected so many times, makes it that much more rewarding,” he said.
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