By Paul Bond, Hollywood Reporter
Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and others tease celebrities who are "confused" when the actor thanks God after winning best actor for his performance in "Dallas Buyers Club."
Matthew McConaughey’s best-actor acceptance speech invoking God and family might have garnered a lukewarm reception from his celebrity colleagues at the Oscars on Sunday night, but it was getting lots of positive attention from conservative media figures, including Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, who used the moment to insinuate that Hollywood is anti-religion.
“First off, I want to thank God because that’s who I look up to. He’s graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human hand,” McConaughey said after winning for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club.
Limbaugh said during his syndicated radio show Monday that the celebrities at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the 86th Academy Awards were “confused” by McConaughey’s acceptance speech.
After playing some of the audio, Limbaugh joked that “maybe three people” in the audience reacted positively when McConaughey thanked God. “That was the only time that they didn’t quite know what to do. That was it,” Limbaugh said.