Video: Thanking God at the Oscars?

posted at 12:01 pm on March 3, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

We see this a lot at sporting events, but not a lot of it from the entertainment industry. When someone from Hollywood gets up and thanks God, especially at the Oscars, it makes headlines … which says volumes about Hollywood and the media.

What’s most interesting about this heartfelt gratitude towards God is the reaction it gets from the Academy audience, or more accurately, the lack thereof:

In accepting the best actor Oscar for his role as Ron Woodroof in “Dallas Buyer’s Club” on Sunday, McConaughey, 44, said he needs three things in his life to survive: God, family and someone to look up to as a hero. …

After thanking God, his wife and children, his mother and his late father, he offered up something else long-time fans have been waiting to hear this Oscar season: “All right, all right, all right.”

And that’s what “brought the house down,” as CBS reports. At least they didn’t boo God, which means that Hollywood is still a little ahead of the Democratic Party’s 2012 convention performance. Kudos to McConaughey for his speech, but I’m a little mystified at the attention it’s getting. Has no recent Oscar winner mentioned God in an acceptance speech? I haven’t watched the show in years, but I find it a little difficult to believe that it’s that rare.

Update: Via Twitchy, one MTV host even noticed the stunned reaction:


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…is this Town Hall?

KOOLAID2 on March 3, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Regarding McConaughhey, one ‘tweeter’ reportedly remarked, “I thought we were going to get through one Oscar awards ceremony without someone mentioning God. F* you, Mathew McConaughey.”

easyt65 on March 3, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Hardly an offensive statement what with all the myriad choices. There is one for eberyone!

Murphy9 on March 3, 2014 at 1:02 PM

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 12:43 PM

I have not. I’ll check it out.

Cindy Munford on March 3, 2014 at 12:46 PM

I’d give it an 8.
Based on a true story – one of those murder in a small town films.
Bit of a black comedy.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Try answering the question rather than complaining about it being asked.

Good Lt on March 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

I don’t argue with scratches on a record.

NotCoach on March 3, 2014 at 1:04 PM

I was also happy to hear Jared Leto (or something)….supporting actor bring up the Venezuela hot spot…

At least the 2 men in the movie had the chutzpah! Congrats to both of them.

CoffeeLover on March 3, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Sorry, but as an Austin resident, Matthew will always be the “bongo naked” guy.

NativeTexan on March 3, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Yup, they point out where it happened when you take a tour. We also had the *ahem* pleasure of having the perennial mayoral candidate pointed out to us, “Leslie“. Can’t unsee that flashing. RIP.

Fallon on March 3, 2014 at 1:04 PM

I listened to it this morning. That was a great acceptance speech.

gophergirl on March 3, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Adherents of (X) religion disagree vehemently with you and have just as much evidence that they’re claims are correct as you do.
Good Lt on March 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Scientists disagree on scientific theories too so I guess there’s no such thing as science either. or, rather, “which science?”

tommyboy on March 3, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Regarding McConaughhey, one ‘tweeter’ reportedly remarked, “I thought we were going to get through one Oscar awards ceremony without someone mentioning God. F* you, Mathew McConaughey.”

easyt65 on March 3, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Hardly an offensive statement what with all the myriad choices. There is one for eberyone!

Murphy9 on March 3, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Concern used to be over what most people might think about something.
Now it’s what some guy somewhere said about something.
Works well in our new ‘offended’ society.
(Thanks, Twitchy.)

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 1:07 PM

How do you know?
Adherents of (X) religion disagree vehemently with you and have just as much evidence that they’re claims are correct as you do.
Good Lt on March 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

If their religion and its doctrine is monotheistic; they’re correct. The argument thus becomes what His nature is like.

If their religion is polytheistic then they are in violation of logical compatibility and remain incoherent in the meaning of God. There can only be one creator of the whole universe. There can only be one ontological entity (greatest maximum being).

anuts on March 3, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Fallon on March 3, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Leslie really should’ve been mayor. Couldn’t have been worse that what we have now.

NativeTexan on March 3, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Regarding his father:

He divorced and remarried Matthew’s mother, Kay, three times.

Say what?

Blake on March 3, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Ever watch The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo??
And to go back a few years, how about Pulp Fiction??

You mistake WHAT most of us watch movies for-Entertainment.
If the acting is Good, most people will watch…..

..now if ONLY some producer could make a movie about a tranny
nailing a porcupine……

ToddPA on March 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM

I think those ‘Girl with’ films/books are dreadful.
Torture/rape porn disguised as some feminist manifesto.

I enjoy some Tarantino films –
but I’m often hungry again an hour later.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 1:09 PM

what? now you’re complaining about people not clapping loud enough when someone thanked god?

brushingmyhair on March 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

I’m so Unplugged to Hollwood…..I don’t know from where the “all right” comment came from ?

Some movie buff clue me in…..but I live Close to Longview, Tx, I should know.

JayTee on March 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

what? now you’re complaining about people not clapping loud enough when someone thanked god?

brushingmyhair on March 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Your inability to comprehend even the simplest subjects here is noted.

Carry on.

Murphy9 on March 3, 2014 at 1:13 PM

I’m so Unplugged to Hollwood…..I don’t know from where the “all right” comment came from ?

Some movie buff clue me in…..but I live Close to Longview, Tx, I should know.

JayTee on March 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Yeah, me too; I suspect its something from one of his earlier movies, but have no idea for sure.

Midas on March 3, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Adherents of (X) religion disagree vehemently with you and have just as much evidence that they’re claims are correct as you do.

Good Lt on March 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

*their

Good Lt on March 3, 2014 at 1:15 PM

I’m so Unplugged to Hollwood…..I don’t know from where the “all right” comment came from ?
JayTee on March 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

I figured it was a quote from the movie. Sort of like Tom Cruise winning an oscar (yes we are delving into fantasy here) and saying “show me the money!”

tommyboy on March 3, 2014 at 1:15 PM

what? now you’re complaining about people not clapping loud enough when someone thanked god?

brushingmyhair on March 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

F*ck you, crapweasel.

Midas on March 3, 2014 at 1:16 PM

What a bunch of nonsense, to think people actually fall for this is amusing to say the least.

Federati on March 3, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Ok, now next year the best movie will be about a gay man dying of AIDS and his life trials. Got it.

jake49 on March 3, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Works well in our new ‘offended’ society.
(Thanks, Twitchy.)

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Yeah, Twitchy’s responsible for the state of our perpetually offended by everything sensibilities. Not, you know, the perpetually offended by everything left.

F*ck you, too.

Midas on March 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM

I’m so Unplugged to Hollwood…..I don’t know from where the “all right” comment came from ?
Some movie buff clue me in…..but I live Close to Longview, Tx, I should know.
JayTee on March 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Yeah, me too; I suspect its something from one of his earlier movies, but have no idea for sure.

It’s one of the classic lines from ‘Dazed and Confused’ filmed in Austin.

Here’s a clip:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LknJI5bIf6c

anuts on March 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM

NONE OF THIS HAPPENED. You are getting punked. Yes, he thanked God, but nobody cared, this is a bunch of crap. Two other people thanked God last night, shut up if you didn’t watch the show you are embarrassing yourself.

John the Libertarian on March 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Ok, now next year the best movie will be about a gay man dying of AIDS and his life trials. Got it.

jake49 on March 3, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Hey, we’re in the all new, all gay, all the time society, apparently.

Midas on March 3, 2014 at 1:20 PM

anuts on March 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Ah, thanks.

Midas on March 3, 2014 at 1:20 PM

What a bunch of nonsense, to think people actually fall for this is amusing to say the least.
Federati on March 3, 2014 at 1:17 PM

And what is it that you think we “fell”?

anuts on March 3, 2014 at 1:21 PM

ToddPA on March 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Tarantino geek, here!! Love Pulp Fiction!!!

ladyingray on March 3, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Ok, now next year the best movie will be about a gay man dying of AIDS and his life trials. Got it.
jake49 on March 3, 2014 at 1:18 PM

I think Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington already made that movie. Bad Springsteen soundtrack and all.

tommyboy on March 3, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Honestly it’s COMPLETE CRAP like this that makes me want to leave the conservative movement. It’s full of reactionary morons.

John the Libertarian on March 3, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Honestly it’s COMPLETE CRAP like this that makes me want to leave the conservative movement. It’s full of reactionary morons.

John the Libertarian on March 3, 2014 at 1:22 PM

well…bye!

Murphy9 on March 3, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Honestly it’s COMPLETE CRAP like this that makes me want to leave the conservative movement. It’s full of reactionary morons.
John the Libertarian on March 3, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Bye. You won’t be missed.

tommyboy on March 3, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Honestly it’s COMPLETE CRAP like this that makes me want to leave the conservative movement. It’s full of reactionary morons.

John the Libertarian on March 3, 2014 at 1:22 PM

We get no wins in the culture. OF COURSE WE ARE REACTIONARY! There’s no action that we do.

nobar on March 3, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Honestly it’s COMPLETE CRAP like this that makes me want to leave the conservative movement. It’s full of reactionary morons.

John the Libertarian on March 3, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Good thing you’re not being reactionary!

Midas on March 3, 2014 at 1:28 PM

NONE OF THIS HAPPENED. You are getting punked. Yes, he thanked God, but nobody cared, this is a bunch of crap. Two other people thanked God last night, shut up if you didn’t watch the show you are embarrassing yourself.
John the Libertarian on March 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Shouldn’t the true embarrassment lie with those who actually watch these goofy award shows in the first place?

anuts on March 3, 2014 at 1:28 PM

I read a 10 minute recap of the Oscars, looked at some pics, and saved myself what? Three hours?

Hollywood (the entertainment industry) has two agendas.

Money and destroying any Judeo-Christian value that Flyover country embraces.

For example…..

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-gay-ban-prompts-disney-to-cut-funding-to-boy-scouts-20140302,0,1559503.story#axzz2uvR6x0SZ

Walt Disney Co. said it will stop financial support for Boy Scouts-related organizations beginning next year because of the Scouts’ policy banning adult leaders who are gay.

The Boy Scouts said it is “disappointed” with the move.

You can thank God all you want but in Hollywood, they worship at a different altar.

PappyD61 on March 3, 2014 at 1:28 PM

We get no wins in the culture. OF COURSE WE ARE REACTIONARY! There’s no action that we do.

nobar on March 3, 2014 at 1:25 PM

lol

Midas on March 3, 2014 at 1:29 PM

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-gay-ban-prompts-disney-to-cut-funding-to-boy-scouts-20140302,0,1559503.story#axzz2uvR6x0SZ

Walt Disney Co. said it will stop financial support for Boy Scouts-related organizations beginning next year because of the Scouts’ policy banning adult leaders who are gay.

The Boy Scouts said it is “disappointed” with the move.

You can thank God all you want but in Hollywood, they worship at a different altar.

PappyD61 on March 3, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Like I said earlier, it’s like we’ve entered a year/period in which there is a concerted effort to make all issues be all gay, all the time. Every week, sometimes more frequently, ‘gay’ becomes the focus of *whatever* the topic is; Disney, Oscars, Olympics, etc – hell on the radio this morning they were talking about how the State Department is griefing Uganda about… being anti-gay.

Midas on March 3, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Walt Disney Co. said it will stop financial support for Boy Scouts-related organizations beginning next year because of the Scouts’ policy banning adult leaders who are gay.

The Boy Scouts said it is “disappointed” with the move.

You can thank God all you want but in Hollywood, they worship at a different altar.

PappyD61 on March 3, 2014 at 1:28 PM

The Anus mafia already destroyed the BSA. That was a done deal. BSA changed the way they report membership to hide that fact.

Trail-Life replaced the BSA.

Murphy9 on March 3, 2014 at 1:32 PM

It’s one of the classic lines from ‘Dazed and Confused’ filmed in Austin.

Here’s a clip:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LknJI5bIf6c

anuts on March 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM

All right, and driving an SS 396 looks like, all right, all right.

JayTee on March 3, 2014 at 1:33 PM

ToddPA on March 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Tarantino geek, here!! Love Pulp Fiction!!!

ladyingray on March 3, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Zed’s Dead.

ToddPA on March 3, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Zed’s Dead.

ToddPA on March 3, 2014 at 1:35 PM

I’m American. Our names don’t mean sh!t…

ladyingray on March 3, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Would he have thanked God for an award for “Magic Mike” ???

rik on March 3, 2014 at 1:36 PM

ToddPA on March 3, 2014 at 1:35 PM

That’s the best part of Pulp Fiction – my man Bruce is in it!!

ladyingray on March 3, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Makes his performance in True Detective all the more impressive.

strictnein on March 3, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Yes it does. For those who haven’t watched the series, McConaughey plays a nihilist who’s arguably on the verge of suicide most of his life. Both he and Woody Harrelson are fantastic in this series.

Ed Morrissey on March 3, 2014 at 12:08 PM

COMPLETELY AGREE with you both.

It’s an exceptional series; McConaughey is excellent in it, as is Woody Harrelson. I’m impressed such a series is on HBO, if not also surprised.

Lourdes on March 3, 2014 at 1:39 PM

I’m so Unplugged to Hollwood…..I don’t know from where the “all right” comment came from ?

Some movie buff clue me in…..but I live Close to Longview, Tx, I should know.

JayTee on March 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

I think it’s like his catch phrase or something.

Grammar Nazi on March 3, 2014 at 1:40 PM

I also commend McConaughey for his quite sincere, frank acceptance speech. It was refreshing to hear an actor at the Oscars being quite so unabashed.

Lourdes on March 3, 2014 at 1:41 PM

And what’s up with those on the “right” going gaga over MM’s statement about God?

Michelle Malkin, Rick Perry, etc.

Beyonce and a host of others thank God all the time when they win music awards. I mean there were prostitutes in the temples historically that used sex for worship services. In our culture we have our own priests and priestesses just like history has.

Magic Mike, Beyonce singing about performing oral on someone in “Partition”, Katy Perry (Dark Horses on the Grammys), it’s all a tribute to their God. And they can thank him all day long but we’re not impressed in Possum Holler.

PappyD61 on March 3, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Would he have thanked God for an award for “Magic Mike” ???

rik on March 3, 2014 at 1:36 PM

McConaughey thanked God for the award, not the role (or any role).

Lourdes on March 3, 2014 at 1:42 PM

God should punish stupid people, and does.

Schadenfreude on March 3, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Good speech.

terryannonline on March 3, 2014 at 1:43 PM

At one time, a completely unremarkable speech. Now it causes shock waves and incites hatred.

rrpjr on March 3, 2014 at 1:45 PM

And for those of you who haven’t seen True Detective, find a way to see it. Some of the best television this year. Harrelson and McConaughey are brilliant in this series.

Trafalgar on March 3, 2014 at 12:39 PM

For those that don’t want to fund HBO, there are ways to see things. Just take a few minutes and hit google.

I call it “spreading the wealth”.

kim roy on March 3, 2014 at 1:46 PM

I didn’t watch the Oscars.

I watched The Walking Dead, then The Talking Dead, then the repeat of the The Walking Dead episode.

Where is our weekly Walking Dead thread?

Having said that, why would anyone get worked up over some actor thanking God? Non religious types need to give that stuff a rest.

TigerPaw on March 3, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Would he have thanked God for an award for “Magic Mike” ???

rik on March 3, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Why is it when someone even mentions God, they have to be some morally upright person with no sins? We all are flawed humans. If you are gonna judge him…..you forgot to mention he’s also a pot head.

Also, I liked the part he said about gratitude. Gratitude is so much of living a fulfilling life.

terryannonline on March 3, 2014 at 1:47 PM

We could do with a few real MEN right about now.

tree hugging sister on March 3, 2014 at 12:26 PM

I think most of them live in the South these days. Probably the West and Alaska as well.

Cleombrotus on March 3, 2014 at 1:52 PM

And what’s up with those on the “right” going gaga over MM’s statement about God? …

PappyD61 on March 3, 2014 at 1:41 PM

I think it’s more about how the Hollywood audience reacted so negatively to his comments (“first off, I want to thank God…for the opportunities and…”).

It was a pathetic telling moment about the audience present in how negatively they withheld applause as they did — despite some applauding, the majority of the audience withheld applause, noticably in criticism of what McConaughhey so sincerely said.

SO it’s more a statement about the industry’s creepiness than it is McConaughhey’s sincerity — given that others have thanked God in previous acceptance speeches, etc.

Lourdes on March 3, 2014 at 1:52 PM

I think if God has any opinion whatsoever on the oscars, it’s that the whole silly thing is a way over-extravagant, self-aggrandizing bore.

VorDaj on March 3, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Adherents of (X) religion disagree vehemently with you and have just as much evidence that they’re claims are correct as you do.

Good Lt on March 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Don’t really want to get into this with you as I’m sure it’s a waste of time but couldn’t resist.

Tell me just ONE way an honest skeptic can corroborate ANY claims of any of (X) religions’ founder’s authenticity besides Christianity.

I’ll wait.

Cleombrotus on March 3, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Would he have thanked God for an award for “Magic Mike” ???

rik on March 3, 2014 at 1:36 PM

McConaughey brings genuine delivery to mostly indecent or corrupt characters. The role in Dallas Buyers Club — for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor — surely isn’t an upstanding person and his role in Magic Mike was of a guy who wasn’t filled with character.

It’s his performance of the latter role that won him the award, how he developed a degenerate guy (the role) into a redeemed friend and contributor to society. He does the same thing with the role in the HBO Series, TRUE DETECTIVE.

Lourdes on March 3, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Ok, now next year the best movie will be about a gay man dying of AIDS and his life trials. Got it.

jake49 on March 3, 2014 at 1:18 PM

So don’t watch it or patronize it. Embrace the free market and choice!

Good Lt on March 3, 2014 at 1:58 PM

terryannonline on March 3, 2014 at 1:47 PM

I let you ponder on how hypocritical your post is. All I did was ask a question, but to you, that’s judging someone.

rik on March 3, 2014 at 1:58 PM

MM is a very handsome happy man thanking God. Which makes me very happy and I thank God that I got to see a handsome, happy man on TV.

See, it’s easy.

EssieLou on March 3, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Where is our weekly Walking Dead thread?

I’d just as soon it wait until tomorrow. Since Monday is a workout morning I go to bed too early on Sunday night to catch Walking Dead. I watch it Monday night. That and Duck Dynasty are the only two shows I make a point to watch.

tommyboy on March 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Welp. McConaughey just lost a ton of work. Sad that the God-haters have so much power.

Lanceman on March 3, 2014 at 12:10 PM

.
In America, the “God-haters” sadly derive MUCH of their power from Christian believers, in the form of box-office ticket sales.

listens2glenn on March 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Ok, now next year the best movie will be about a gay man dying of AIDS and his life trials. Got it.

jake49 on March 3, 2014 at 1:18 PM

.
So don’t watch it or patronize it. Embrace the free market and choice!

Good Lt on March 3, 2014 at 1:58 PM

.
That too easy (and too ‘anonymous’).

I’d rather conduct a major public protest, decrying it, so I can “make a name” for myself.

listens2glenn on March 3, 2014 at 2:05 PM

listens2glenn on March 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM

You’re absolutely right and they do it on the cheap.

rik on March 3, 2014 at 2:07 PM

The Aggressive Left hates God

faraway on March 3, 2014 at 2:11 PM

The Aggressive Left hates God

faraway on March 3, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Here’s a thought experiment: which came first?

Cleombrotus on March 3, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Yeah, Twitchy’s responsible for the state of our perpetually offended by everything sensibilities. Not, you know, the perpetually offended by everything left right.

Midas on March 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM

FIFY

Twitchy’s not responsible for the snark – they’re just the buck making repository for it. So they would like to encourage you to keep at it.
(And sorry if I’ve offended you.)

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 2:14 PM

terryannonline on March 3, 2014 at 1:47 PM

.
I let you ponder on how hypocritical your post is. All I did was ask a question, but to you, that’s judging someone.

rik on March 3, 2014 at 1:58 PM

.
Uhhh … rik ? . . . could you explain the “hypocrisy” on terryann‘s part, within that comment?

I’m not saying she’s ‘right’, but there are more ‘wrongs’ that are not “hypocrisy” than those ‘wrongs’ that are.

I’m failing to identify “hypocrisy” in her comment . . . but I’m not perfect either.

listens2glenn on March 3, 2014 at 2:16 PM

ToddPA on March 3, 2014 at 1:35 PM

That’s the best part of Pulp Fiction – my man Bruce is in it!!

ladyingray on March 3, 2014 at 1:37 PM

I like when he returns to his girl, and she asks about the car.

“I had to crash that car honey”

Another favorite with Travolta.

“You’re on a cell phone?!! I don’t even know you!!”

ToddPA on March 3, 2014 at 2:20 PM

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Not offended; perpetually amused by your ceaseless stupidity and hypocrisy. You don’t have the power to offend me (sorry to disappoint).

Midas on March 3, 2014 at 2:21 PM

That too easy (and too ‘anonymous’).

I’d rather conduct a major public protest, decrying it, so I can “make a name” for myself.

listens2glenn on March 3, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Heh.

Like a broken record, I keep saying to not give these people your money so they can give $$$ to liberal causes. If you MUST see things, then find it on the internet. **EVERYTHING** is out there.

Spend your money on people and things that deserve it.

kim roy on March 3, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Where is our weekly Walking Dead thread?

Lostmother isn’t here yet.

ToddPA on March 3, 2014 at 2:25 PM

I thought it was a great speech…heartfelt, genuine, with a great message (essentially, always strive to be better). You’d think the fact someone thanked God at an awards ceremony wouldn’t merit kudos, but in this day and age, in front of today’s Hollywood crowd, it does. And after God, he thanked his family…loved what he said about his dad.

changer1701 on March 3, 2014 at 2:27 PM

You’re on a cell phone?!! I don’t even know you!!”
ToddPA on March 3, 2014 at 2:20 PM

“Wrong number, wrong number”

tommyboy on March 3, 2014 at 2:35 PM

So the Aussie chick thanks that perv Woody Allen and gets thunderous applause but the Texan thanks God and crickets crickets.

Thats about all you need to know about what Hollywood has become.

BTW I did not watch this debacle but saw highlights on Breitbart and here today.

How predictible that 12 Years a Slave gets Best Pic while Gravity wins everything but Best Picture

What a bunch of hypocrites

neyney on March 3, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Where is our weekly Walking Dead thread?

They usually come late in the day/early evening.

xblade on March 3, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Where is our weekly Walking Dead thread?

They usually come late in the day/early evening.

xblade on March 3, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Aren’t they weekend posts?

OmahaConservative on March 3, 2014 at 2:42 PM

You’re on a cell phone?!! I don’t even know you!!”
ToddPA on March 3, 2014 at 2:20 PM

“Wrong number, wrong number”

tommyboy on March 3, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Yup, lot’s of good one liners in that movie.

I think the best acting I’ve seen from MacConaughney
was in “A Time to Kill”, the remake of To Kill a Mockingbird.

ToddPA on March 3, 2014 at 2:46 PM

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Not offended.

Midas on March 3, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Hmmm…ok.
If you say so.
Maybe don’t sound so offended all the time?

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Good for him. I did a little research today on the top grossing movies of 2013 and #1 was iron man an 3, with a slew of cartoons like Frozen, and Despicable me in the top 10. None of the Oscar nominees except Gravity came even close….. Obviously Hollywood is out of touch with what the public wants to watch

sandee on March 3, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Yes, at one time I believe actors thought of themselves as “entertainers” first, with a goal of actually entertaining their audience. Now of course they all want to be “artists” and entertainment is not really what they are going for.

mbs on March 3, 2014 at 2:53 PM

The Oscars were on last night?

Del Dolemonte on March 3, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Apparently this was the only significant thing about it. What won best picture? Not that I would ever see it anyway.

rickv404 on March 3, 2014 at 3:01 PM

He’s the guy who won’t wear deodorant, right?

rogerb on March 3, 2014 at 3:05 PM

The Oscars were on last night?

Del Dolemonte on March 3, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Apparently this was the only significant thing about it. What won best picture? Not that I would ever see it anyway.

rickv404 on March 3, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Best picture-12 years as a Slave, starring Michelle Obama.
Oh wait, that’s who was originally supposed to star in it….

ToddPA on March 3, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Maybe don’t sound so offended all the time?

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 2:48 PM

You mistake sounding ‘offended’ with sounding ‘furious and out of patience with f*ckwitted liars and crapweasels’ like yourself.

Midas on March 3, 2014 at 3:07 PM

It certainly is news that some a-list celeb thanks God — good news, indeed — so I don’t mind seeing a story about it. But what I loathe is the inevitable navel-gazing about the reactions from the twittersphere hoi-polloi. What does a national news story gain from including multiple inane quotes from @FlaMoron129 or @GheynessRules992??? It’s lazy reporting, IMHO. Prime offenders: Fox News (example) and our local TV newscasts. Ugh.

KS Rex on March 3, 2014 at 3:09 PM

I can’t stand to watch that self-important awards show anymore. The whole thing is silly and often more about the actors’ skin color than anything.

And their continued promotion of child molesters like Woody Allen and Polanski is despicable.

bluegill on March 3, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Maybe don’t sound so offended all the time?

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 2:48 PM

You mistake sounding ‘offended’ with sounding ‘furious and out of patience with f*ckwitted liars and crapweasels’ like yourself.

Midas on March 3, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Wait…you said you were ‘amused’.
But now you’re ‘‘furious and out of patience’?
What was it I said that offen…er, I mean, made you furious?

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 3:12 PM

John Travolta also tried to thank God.
But it came out ‘erphmblegorg’ instead.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Wait…you said you were ‘amused’.
But now you’re ‘‘furious and out of patience’?
What was it I said that offen…er, I mean, made you furious?

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Started amused, less so at the moment. But fear not, I’m sure I’ll be amused by your perpetual moronic blathering again!

Midas on March 3, 2014 at 3:21 PM

John Travolta also tried to thank God Zenu.

tommyboy on March 3, 2014 at 3:21 PM

John Travolta also tried to thank God Zenu.

tommyboy on March 3, 2014 at 3:21 PM

I did wonder if perhaps he was offering some sort of secret command.
I did notice Tom Cruise and Jenna Elfman leave in a hurry.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Started amused, less so at the moment. But fear not, I’m sure I’ll be amused by your perpetual moronic blathering again!

Midas on March 3, 2014 at 3:21 PM

I will fear not.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 3:30 PM

But when the black woman sang about God in her thank you speech (“I sing because You are with me,” or something), she got a standing ovation.

What’s up with that?

LASue on March 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Because black women are expected to get all carried away and churchy about this stuff.

Besides, she’s got natural rhythm.

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Solaratov on March 3, 2014 at 3:34 PM

what? now you’re complaining about people not clapping loud enough when someone thanked god?

brushingmyhair on March 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Your inability to comprehend even the simplest subjects here is noted.

Carry on.

Murphy9 on March 3, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Par!!

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 3, 2014 at 3:35 PM

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