Oscars 2014 Pairs Division: Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

Posted on March 03, 2014

Despite all the respectability in the world raining down on them…


Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves attends the 86th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby theater in Hollywood, California. Matthew is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana tuxedo paired with Christian Louboutin shoes. Camila is wearing a Gabriela Cadena gown accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

…they still come off a little crazy. Just a bit. Come on. It’s time to say it. Okay, maybe not crazy, but a bit on the, shall we say, wild side.  They’re that couple down the street that everyone in the neighborhood swears has a sex dungeon. You can dress them up, but it always feels like they can’t wait to get home, put on their sexy undies and rub oil all over each other.

We give them both a lot of credit, though. They’ve taken their naturally glitzy (tacky) style tendencies and tweaked them just enough toward respectability for awards season. She’s wearing a drag gown – and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We’re honestly surprised she isn’t wearing a scandalous amount of borrowed diamonds. We would have pegged her for the type to mix a little Liz Taylor into her drag. This is tasteful drag and it’s absolutely dead perfect for her.

As for him, we admit it: we’re disappointed. We wanted him to stay as unconventional in his style choices as he’s been all through this poledance. Instead, he opted for the white jacket, which only managed to link him to Ryan Seacrest AND make him look inferior to Jared Leto, who pulled it off better. It’s an okay look, but we would’ve been happier if he’d worn a metallic vest or something. We wouldn’t have called it tasteful, but we’d have recognized it for being truer to his style. And those pants need a bit of a hemming.

His performance in Dallas Buyers Club was jaw-droppingly good and shockingly off-model for him. He absolutely deserved the Oscar and he deserves every bit of kudos for managing a masterful, possibly legendary, career turnaround. But that speech was obnoxious, no?


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  • Sobaika

    Ughhh. I guess his charm just doesn’t work on me, his speeches always seem drunk or high (maybe both) and come across as wildly self-involved. I mean, how long can McConathing ramble for?

    Anyway. Camila Alves looks lovely. I don’t like the satin clutch, but really, this is the best she’s ever looked on the red carpet.

    • Scimommy

      He’s the only guy on my irrational hate list. Everything about him just grates.

      • marlie

        He’s not the only guy on my list, but he’s definitely ON it.

        • Scimommy

          Ha! Who else is on yours?

          • marlie

            Bieber owns the top spot, but Jason Sudekis and Will Farrell are on it. I can’t think of anyone else at the moment, but I’m sure there are more. 😉

          • misstressofsylar

            Jason’s yammering about his “awesome” sex life with Ms. Wilde nailed it for me. Which is sad because I was rooting for him to end up with LL.

          • marlie

            I didn’t know about his sex life, but that certainly doesn’t help him in my book. But who’s LL?

          • misstressofsylar

            Liz Lemon. Jason was gorgeous in 30 Rock actually.

          • Alfred Cox

            Sudekis is soooooo annoying. I mean, s*%t.

          • Evan

            Bieber is totally rational though. And I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t care much for Will Farrell.

          • sojourneryouth

            I could handle Will Farrell in small doses all the way up til Anchorman II. That movie made me hate him and all his ancestors.

          • You’re not, I can’t stand Will Farrell either.

      • Tânia

        I never cared for him until I’ve started to watch True Detective. He’s brilliant as Cohle and now I really do love him

    • Wildly self-involved. His hero was his future self? What the actual fuck?

      And I prefer it when they bring the tacky. They look more comfortable.

      • Jessica Freeman

        LMAO, and I thought he was going to say the person he was talking to was his hero, then I realized, he was just going to continue on about how he looks up to himself.

      • bxbourgie

        Yeah the hero as future self thing was like “Wuh?” Totally unrelatable. And I TRIED to relate, because I want to like him, but I’m only lukewarm and have been for quite some time. They make a very attractive couple, I will give them that.

        And yes. Those pants. How do the men-stars manage to mess up simple details like hems?

      • gabbilevy

        The worst part is how many people thought he speech was one of the best of the night. I couldn’t roll my eyes hard enough. Still he was great in this movie and great in True Detective, so I’m feeling more charitable than usual toward him.

        • I’m trying to decide whether to watch True Detective. It sounds like it might be a bit scary for me!

          • majorbedhead

            I’ve only watched the first episode, but it was very good. And it made me not dislike Woody Harrelson, who I haven’t liked since his days on Cheers.

          • gabbilevy

            It really isn’t scary at all. Psychologically tense, yes, and eerie to the hilt, but outright scary, no. And while its a bit weird and out-there philosophical, it features some incredible acting and storytelling.

          • I’m really a wimp with suspense! I’ll give it a go though, because it’s sounding so good.

          • Lower L

            Do it! The suspense isn’t the variety where the babysitter walks through the house and you know she’s gonna get attacked by the axe murderer any minute now so you have a death grip on your SO’s forearm. I like gabbilevy’s term “psychologically tense.”

          • deliadee

            After seeing the trailer, I thought it would be too scary for me also. But his performance is VERY good. I like Woody Harrelson in it too, but WH comes off a little one note to me. I didn’t know MM was such a good actor (just a talented bongo player).

      • enuma

        It would be one thing to say that he lives for his future self, as in he’s making choices now so in the future he can look back on his life without shame or regret. But his future self is his hero? That was just weird and egotistical sounding.

        • Spicytomato1

          I’m no fan but I felt compelled to try to give him the benefit of the doubt as I parsed the speech — I actually think that’s maybe what he was trying to say, albeit in a highly convoluted and douchey-sounding way.

      • altalinda

        The Colbert Report lampooned the speech last night.

      • French_Swede

        You don’t get it. He wants to keep improving himself. Become a better person, a better husband, a better father. I read once that he was greatly influenced by Og Mandino’s book “The Greatest Salesman In The World”. I think Sandra Bullock turned him onto Mandino’s writings. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be better. I like that he actually admitted it. Most of those people think they’re already gods and goddesses.

        • And there are ways of conveying that without coming across as a self-absorbed twat. But thanks for the patronising explanation.

    • fursa_saida

      I physically recoil when he opens his mouth. He just oozes sleaze and grossness to me. The speech had me literally saying “God, I hate you so much” out loud. I almost feel bad about how much I detest him, but there it is.

  • Danielle

    Do you think they share the same bottle of self tanner? Maybe they lovingly slather it on each other.

    • marlie

      EW. Ew, ew, ew.

    • FrigidDiva

      Thank you so much for that laugh, I needed that this morning.

  • Glam Dixie

    The speech was so LOOK AT ME obnoxious. Her dress was the first dress all night that I could say I really didn’t like. Drag Queen is the perfect description for it.

    • BayTampaBay

      I would not like that dress on me (or anyone else I can think of for that matter) but on Camilla…..it is almost a personal best IMHO.

    • Jessica Freeman

      It was pretty clear he was trying to say something profound and then said nothing interesting at all.

  • Belvane

    Krystle Carrington wants that dress back.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Is his jacket a slightly different shade than his shirt? It looks cheap. I like her dress, but the matchy Barbie purse needs to be set on fire and replaced with something very, very sparkly.

    • Gatto Nero

      Yes — the shirt is a cooler white, the jacket is warmer (or has a slight cast to it).

    • kimmeister

      That seems to always happen with white jackets; they’re more like cream, while the shirts are pure white. No likey.

  • ovarB

    Even in still pictures I can hear her accent.

    • Heather

      Do share. How does she sound?

      • ovarB

        Like the poor dear is still trying to wrap her mouth around the English language. To borrow from a review of her time as host on “Shear Genius”….”wemember harrrrr is emmportannt”

        • Erica

          Well, she was born in Brazil and didn’t emigrate here until age 15, at which point she learned English.

          • Heather

            I’m super sensitive to ESL people. I thought you meant she had a generally weird way of speaking, like David Beckham.

          • alyce1213

            Actually, her voice is lower than David Beckham’s.

          • Spicytomato1

            I think most people — men and women — have lower voices than DB.

          • demidaemon

            True, but, to be fair, she’s a model, so it is kind of expected that she will be able to enunciate. She killed Shear Genius quite dead with her “hosting” abilities. The accent really was only part of the problem.

  • Latin Buddy

    That tux and her dress probably smelled like weed and baby oil by the time they were sent back to the design houses.

    • Twigg

      And pizza.

  • formerlyAnon

    That speech was so obnoxious it worked its way around to being . . . not endearingly typical McConaughey, but maybe-I’m-so-totally-who-I-am-that-i’m-growing-on-you?-Just-a-little? typical McConaughey.

    And, again. My comparison with guys you can find in Texas bars continues with him. A lot of that could be borrowed from a speech you get to hear in the back booth, when there’s been enough booze for that self-deluded whacko SINCERITY to come out. After he’s sure he’s not getting lucky with you, but your friend still seems possible – and, really? He was just out for a drink with his buddy anyway, he’s mellow, everything’s chill.

    • Griffinqueen

      Just livin’. L-I-V-I-N.

      I think he really IS his character from Dazed and Confused.

      • formerlyAnon

        Oh, I think he’s smarter than that character. But he’s very, VERY comfortable playing him. And does. All the time.

      • Jessica Freeman

        That was the only part of the speech I loved. Brilliant.

      • Heather

        I love his D&C character (and that movie in general – whatever happened to the hottie who played Randall “Pink” Floyd?).

      • Erica

        I heard an interview where he said his dad used to say that, so he appropriated it for that part. That role is VERY familiar to him.

    • skitzfiggitous

      A tweet I read around Golden Globes time perfectly summed up The McConaugheyness of It All for me, somewhere along the lines of “The Matthew McConaughey everyone hates accepts award on behalf of Matthew McConaughey everyone loves.”

      • gabbilevy

        The word, I believe, is McConaissance.

      • formerlyAnon

        That’s a pretty good way to put it!

    • travelingcat

      Oh this is a perfect description. I spent a few times with that guy in bars in my twenties. Once while thinking “Damn, I wish I liked you”, because yum. Ah well, always went home on my own, but they could be briefly entertaining.

    • FrigidDiva

      He’s one of those actors that I don’t mind in movies, but as soon as I see him in an interview or read an interview with him I just recoil and want him to stop talking and just stand there and look pretty.

  • Gatto Nero

    She is drop-dead beautiful, but that dress isn’t doing her any favors — especially the toreador half-cape thingie. It looks dated and skews old.
    He is — unsurprising. And Jared Leto’s speech had his beat by a wide margin.

    • formerlyAnon

      Well, yeah. Leto’s speech recognized there being something in the universe not orbiting Planet McConaughey.

  • Blair Sylvester

    that dress just feels sad and droopy

  • mshesterp

    No! I thought his speech was terrific and absolutely charming. But to each their own. I was so oddly happy that he won (even though it was not at all a surprise). Alright, alright, alright! I must just find McConaughey inherently likeable.
    I thought Camila looked absolutely gorgeous–she was one of my best-dressed of the night. My only quibble is as pairs, they don’t have to match (obviously) but the pink dress and white jacket are fighting each other. But again…quibble. Compared to past trips out, this is downright respectable for them.
    Well played, McConaugheys.

    • ralish

      I agree, and I’m not normally charmed by McConaughey– at all. I thought his speech was very sweet and entertaining, if a bit too long. I don’t particularly like his tux, but it’s a nice change from the shine we’ve been seeing on him. And she is pretty much the most gorgeous woman alive.

    • TRSTL

      Interesting, what was it you found charming about his speech? I’m not being snippy, just really curious what other people heard him say. It all seemed so self absorbed in comparision to Lupita or Jared acknowledging the source of the material for which they won. He seemed to be “all about me!! I am my own hero!!” I didn’t see the charming part…..

      • mshesterp

        Yeah, I can see that, but his focus on family was what got me. His love for his parents, his wife, his kids, God. And the “him in 10 years” bit–what I took away from that is you can always be better, so be better. You’re never quite there. Try harder. Yes, he could have said something about Ron Woodruff, or AIDS patients, but he didn’t make that the focus of his speech for whatever reason. I guess there’s a rough quality about McConaughey that is very much southern Texas HIM, and I’ve eased into my enjoyment of that guy in the last few years. Knowing his style, I wasn’t expecting a classy Lupita-like speech from him, so I wasn’t disappointed (but then again, I thought Ben Affleck’s speech last year referencing J Garner was aiming for sweet, so maybe I just like manly men d-bags. Who knows?!?)

        • formerlyAnon

          I am deeply, deeply afraid that I’m on a curve with McConaughey that is going to end with me sitting next to you, on his side of the court. He’s that guy that you start out thinking would be great if he weren’t such an a-hole sometimes. And the longer you know him, the better you understand why he’s always got a wonderful wife/girlfriend. And the sadder it makes you when each relationship breaks up . . . because he’s just who he is. A well-meaning goober. Who can’t see WHY the intolerable things he says are intolerable.

          ETA: And I don’t think this contradicts my simultaneously-held belief that he is smarter than the man he plays for the public, sometimes. He plays a simpler, less sophisticated version of who he is. I’ve seen a lot of very sharp men do that – playing the glad-handing good ol’ boy who loves his mama, his pickup truck, football, beer and kicking back after a day of deer hunting, all delivered with a much thicker Texas twang than they use on a conference call out of state.

          • mshesterp

            FormerlyAnon, I’m starting to realize I have a long-lasting love for that kind of guy, and it’s always gotten me into a world of trouble. Oof. But I think the thing I love about him (or my perception of him) is that when he commits, he COMMITS–to roles, to family, to his Texan upbringing, etc. And that seems like a throwback not often seen in Hollywood in a way I like. I mean his references in his GG speech about Camila calling him “my man, my king”–that is some old school machismo right there and I kind of eat it up with a spoon. Jezebel would have me excommunicated.

            …and now I’ve been giving McConaughey way too much thought, and shall stop immediately. But I’ll let you have some of my popcorn while we’re hanging out on his side of the court if you wish. 🙂

          • formerlyAnon

            Well, I’m still resisting ending up on his side of the court . . . trying to have STANDARDS by god! After all, there are some truly terribly people out there who love their mamas & it does matter, a bit, just exactly what you’re committing to! But if/when I land there I will be terribly pleased to pull up a chair and chat.

        • TRSTL

          Ok, I hear that. I fully admit to finding him and his speech cadence & style almost always annoying. I grew up in ARK close to the TX border and knew PLENTY of “good ole Southern boys”….. they were usually beating me up and calling me names so I do bring a personal set of lens to him. Fair enough……….

        • Erica

          Yep. Folks I’ve read are comparing him to Lupita, but her acceptance speech was one of the most charming I’ve heard in years, so that’s a tough comparison. Plus, come on now. He’s a Texas bro (and I would know those, having lived here 42 years), so his speech was in that vein. It was better than the GG speech where he rambled on about him being his wife’s king, right? And he didn’t name 95 people he thanks, he talked about his dead dad and God and some rambling about being a hero that I THINK he was trying to tie in to the weird theme of the night. It was fine.

          However, the 2 of them ARE that couple–they remind me of these folks I know who vacation at a nude resort and we’re convinced are swingers if you ever gave them a bit of interest in that.

          • Alanna

            I missed the Globes speech. So… he has blond hair and claims to be his wife’s king? OH MY GOD RUST IS THE YELLOW KING!


      • Felicia Zuniga

        Ditto. I’ve run into a lot of people in the real world and on the Internet who are truly enraged that Leto wasn’t super pointed in his comments but far fewer who could muster up anything close to the same outrage that McConawhatever didn’t mention Ron Woodroof or anything indicating that he grasped that the subject matter was greater than just a role that won him an award.

        • formerlyAnon

          As much as I admire and respect the actors who DO show some awareness, I think McConaughey get less criticism because he’s closer to what the Oscars, and the entire hoohaw that surrounds them, is really about.

        • altalinda

          Back when the movie first came out, I read an interesting interview with the screenwriter (local Philadelphia boy makes good), who said that MM deserves a lot of credit for the fact that the movie got made at all. As I recall, the script had been kicking around Hollywood for years, and other actors had signed up for the part, but nothing came of it. When MM got the script, he threw himself into ensuring that the movie got funding and got made. So, I’m giving him a pass on not mentioning Woodroof in his speech, since he did something more effective when he did what he did to get the movie made and give a moving performance. The clips alone that were shown during the telecast were powerful.

    • grasshack

      I like him – his acting is hypnotic!
      (didn’t watch the Oscars or hear his speech – I find most speeches boring, anyway.)

  • alyce1213

    I loved her “Yes, I’m with HIM” dress, and she wore it well. I find her uncommonly beautiful, like a face in an old pairing you can’t look away from.
    He sure did deserve that Oscar. I’m so glad he shaved.

  • cbc-cca

    I totally expected this post to end with …. “Alright Alright Alright”.

  • Janet B

    Was there a secret memo sent out that said “wear a white jacket and you’ll win”?

    A metallic vest is just what this look needs to be his style.
    I don’t like the pale pink of her dress with his jacket.

  • Molly

    Oh I HATED the speech! She looks really pretty. He gets a 6 (5 being average and an extra point for trying) and she’s a 9. So couple score of 7.5.

  • We live in a world where McConaughey has an Oscar. I state this because last weekend, I was in a hotel room, hungover with a damp cloth on my eyes, listening to “Failure to Launch” (which also had Bradley Cooper). That was nine years ago. That’s all I could think about while watching him, talking about his ten year plan…that and, “Well, you must be doing it right.”

    • Sobaika

      I can deal with McConaughey having an Oscar. Two-time nominee Jonah Hill, on the other hand…

      • SketchyCat

        Not to diss Jonah Hill, because he’s made that incredibly difficult leap from comedic to Academy Award-worthy serious actor (the sort of challenge Jim Carrey alluded to in his on-stage comments), so I give him major credit for that. And I enjoy his acting (especially in Accepted, a movie only me and my husband have seen, apparently…).

        However, a Website I frequent pointed out that Jonah Hill has now been nominated for more acting Oscars than Robert Redford. After I scraped my jaw off the floor and confirmed the site’s assertion on good ol’ IMDB, I sighed and thought what a sad truth that was.

      • If he gets nominated a third time, I hear that he becomes Beetlejuice.

  • marlie

    YES, the speech was obnoxious. SO much. The white jacket didn’t work fir him. And his wife’s dress was… fine… but I want to burn the matchy clutch.

  • snarkykitten

    Well, they certainly look like they stepped off the set of Dallas. Whoops, wrong set.

    Though dressing like a classy drag queen seems appropriate, since Jean-Marc couldn’t figure out if his own damn character a drag queen or a transperson. *eyeroll*

    • marlie

      The original Dallas, not the reboot.

      • snarkykitten

        wait, there’s a reboot?

        • marlie

          Yes – where have you been?! 😉 It’s on TNT, and I think the 3rd season either just started, or is about to start.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I didn’t like her dress, even though the color looked great on her. His speech was so very bad. It’s like he had an idea of what he wanted to say, but then verbal diarrhea set in and it was all down hill from there.

    • demidaemon

      My guess is that some consumption of illicit substances may have contributed to that verbal diarrhea.

  • Laura Renee

    Thank God he laid off the bronzer tonight. And she actually looks sweet!

  • formerlyAnon

    Hauling myself back to the point: I really like this dress, and I’m pleasantly surprised that she’s the one pulling it off. It walks right up to the “Alien Space Goddess” costume line, but stops short. He looks . . . much as if he outvoted a stylist. I can imagine him saying “I need a tux because I’m supposed to dress up, but none of your fancy stuff. I’ll leave that to the Mrs.”

    • demidaemon

      Sounds about right.


    It seemed a lot of dress for my taste and he looks alright, I guess. But, he does get the Oscar for Most Narcissistic Speech….. ick.

  • ellabob

    He always looks like he needs a shower….way too self absorbed even for an actor. I thought the dress was a bit overwhelming on her .. fine but nothing to stand up and cheer about….

  • decormaven

    I’m fine with both looks; so thankful the bronzer gun was set on sun-kissed instead of Coppertone King and Queen. I loved his performance in DBC, so I was happy with the win.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    He looks like Michael Kors walked up and Cheeto-bombed him. I am so over Oompa Loompa skin.

    • demidaemon

      Does that mean, after they both go home and get high, that Camilla licks the Cheeto bomb off of him?

      • formerlyAnon

        There are images I really, really didn’t need.

        • demidaemon

          #SorryNotSorry 😉

  • Jecca2244

    I will add that I did not “get” him until husbot and i started watching True Detective after the Globes ceremony and was like “OHHHH.” amazing.

    • Capt. Renault

      It was ‘Thirteen Conversations About One Thing’ that made me realize that there was a quality actor in there, only he rarely got to come out.

  • shopgirl716

    Just watched Dallas Buyers Club yesterday afternoon before the Oscars. He was incredible. I grew up in Dallas during the 70’s and 80’s where there were plenty of redneck, homophobic cowboys and MM nailed it. It probably helps he grew up two hours to the east and also knew plenty of rednecks.

    • sagecreek

      He’s from Uvalde. Not that your point doesn’t still stand 🙂

      • shopgirl716

        He grew up in Longview. I know a few folks who went to high school with him and his brothers. He was quite popular and good looking in high school.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    The speech made me cringe, but Rust can do no wrong in my books at the moment…

  • Adrianna Grężak

    I LOVE his performance in True Detective. Enough not to care how silly he comes off at award shows

    • Kitten Mittons

      He is astonishingly good in TD, so much so that it’s changing my opinion of his acting abilities. Didn’t see his speech, but it sounds like maybe that’s a good thing.

      • Adrianna Grężak

        Yeah I was almost dumbfounded while watching the first episode. He seemed pretty self-aware in a recent Fresh Air radio interview

        • Kitten Mittons

          Wish I’d heard that. Last night’s episode is burning a hole in my DVR right now, due to Mardi Gras parades getting in the way of my couch sitting. Can’t wait to watch it tonight.

          • Adrianna Grężak

            It was a great ending. I think True Detective is the only show to give me goosebumps

          • Kitten Mittons

            So I finished watching that episode the other night, and I definitely got chills.
            Question: Do you think they’ll be able to sustain this for more than a season? So far the entire premise is based on this one case. I’m just wondering how long they can keep that going. I really want this show to be around for awhile!

          • Adrianna Grężak

            True Detective has been renewed for a second season, but it’s a new cast/storyline

          • Kitten Mittons

            Thanks, off to Google!

        • formerlyAnon

          I think he’s smarter than the man he sometimes plays for the public. I suspect that the fun loving, just-a-reg’lar-Texas-boy persona worked for him growing up as well.

          • Adrianna Grężak

            Yeah I gathered that he just tries to enjoy life without taking things too seriously. The film industry is full of people who take their *art* very seriously so he can come off as an ass to some people

  • surfergirl70

    Is that a drag dress? Because it’s a dead ringer for the dress that my grandmother wore to my parents’ wedding in 1967.

  • Bexxx

    Speech was really crazy, but it’s what you have to expect from the man. But credit where it’s due, he’s proved recently that he really does have acting chops. He is so unbelievably good in True Detective. I was hoping he’d thank his Number One Bro Woody Harrelson in his speech- they’ve been in a committed bromance since long before True Detective. I was just overjoyed about “alright alright alright!!” I thought Camila and his mother should have switched outfits.

  • Kathy

    I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say, except for his hem, they look fine. She looks lovely, actually, and he isn’t wearing anything particularly shiny.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    I turned to my friends and said, “I’m sure that sounded incredibly profound mid-bowl.”

  • Ashleigh

    He’s a douche
    Her shoulder pads are silly

  • your face

    I thought Dallas Buyer’s Club was okay and McConaughey was okay in it, but that’s all. Certainly not the best performance of the year. Curious if others feel the same way.

    • sagecreek

      He’s the latest it-boy and everyone’s all gaga that he’s abandoned crappy rom-coms for “serious” movies. Meanwhile, there sits Chewitel Ejiafor, who could act MM off the stage in any play written in any language in the history of any planet.

      Sigh. Oh, I forgot. He lost 40 pounds!

      • I thought at one point it was going to come down to whether putting on weight (Bale) was considered better acting than losing weight. Guess Christian needed a false nose as well.

        • SketchyCat

          As has been said many times in years past, Oscar loves a physical transformation. So in that regard, no surprise that both Leto and McConaughey won.

  • Big Bear

    The speech was embarrassingly cloying – like Chicken Soup For the Anus.

    • demidaemon

      What the heck kind of stories are in that book!?

  • altalinda

    Yes, that was an obnoxious speech. Darn it, I still have soft spot in my heart for him. The good spin on it is, all celebrities are self-absorbed, he’s just gratingly honest about it.

  • Elizabeth Szubert

    If you think he’s off the wall in that, you need to see True Detective. He’s really good in that and I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets an Emmy nod when it comes around.

  • Akemi

    The speech was the worst. I think he did a great job in that film, but I need him to go back to doing shitty RomComs, because I don’t want to have to sit through another awards season full of his shitty speeches.

  • Mary Featherstone

    I liked his speech a lot. It was still very McConaughey-esque, especially with the bit about his dad, but loved that he thanked God (much to the displeasure of the audience/Hollywood) and referred to Him as a friend. I think the hero part at the end was him trying to say you should always strive to be a better version of yourself, he just didn’t verbalize it that well.

    • desertsweetpea

      Who in the audience was displeased? I missed the speech.

      • sagecreek

        Well, much of the internet is appalled. I’m not — well, not by that part. It went downhill from there.

      • Mary Featherstone

        It was just very quiet when he thanked God. Woody Allen’s mention in Cate’s speech received more applause…

        • desertsweetpea

          So maybe not displeasure so much as indifference.

        • formerlyAnon

          I might clap for a performer involved in a public brouhaha, but I’d never clap for someone’s religious beliefs. Maybe the people in the crowd who respect his beliefs were raised in a church like mine – the reserved and possibly even emotionally repressed sort, not the clapping and swaying and testifying sort?

          The first time my parents heard people clapping in church they were APPALLED. Joyful moment or not, didn’t people realize they were in The House of GOD??

          • French_Swede

            Interesting that you grew up in such a solemn church. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord! At my church, people clap at weddings, christenings and baptisms, consecrations …

            But anyway. People weren’t expected to clap for MM because of his religious beliefs … they clapped because he WON AN OSCAR.

  • sagecreek

    I grew up in Texas right about the same time he did. I can spot that Texas High School Douchebag thing a mile away. Having said that, the movie looks worth seeing.

    • AzSportsGirl

      There was a tweet/photo circulating on twitter last night of him at his HS prom. He hasn’t gained an ounce.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Yes, the speech was obnoxious BUT it just highlighted for me how much of his performance as Rust Cohle is really acting. It’s so far away from who is really seems to be. I have to admit that I admire him now, something that would have shocked me five years ago.

    • AzSportsGirl

      He was really good in A Time to Kill — about 20 years ago!! — with Sandra Bullock, amazingly enough. He certainly didn’t show the chops as in Dallas Buyers or True Detective but the foundation was clearly there. Somehow he veered into the Failure to Launch / Girlfriends of Xmas Past / How to Lose a Guy… rom-com whimsy.
      He is revelatory in True Detective. So nuanced – so principled – so tightly would I swear if you touched his hand that holds tightly to his casebook his whole being would shatter.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        I also really liked him in Lone Star and Frailty. He’s always had it in him.

        And I guess I’m not the only one who wants to touch the hand that holds tightly to that casebook. He is so smoldering and coiled and intense that I can barely stand it. And I fear Rust is going to self-destruct by the end of this. I would be very surprised to see anything resembling a happy ending out of this show.

        • AzSportsGirl

          Well I read a “Grantland” interview with him and Woody, and they definitely stated “this doesn’t end in a pretty pink bow” or words to that effect. The preview for next week with the man tied to the altar… I rewound half-dozen times to figure out if it’s Rust.

          • ShaoLinKitten

            OMG GIRL I JUST DID THAT! I am horribly afraid that is Rust. He’s in the Christ on the cross pose that was pre-figured when Marty asked him why he has the crucifix on the wall. The Rust/Marty love story (and make no mistake, it is a love story) has really sucked me in. I am going to be sad for a long time when the show ends, even if it doesn’t end as badly as I fear it will.

          • AzSportsGirl

            And I have watched each episode at least two times. And agree it absolutely is a love story. Marty’s feeling of betrayal at Maggie’s seduction / rape of Marty was more deeply felt at Marty’s end. Maggie knew she would never, ever leave Marty on her own – so she had to make him leave her. Having that 30 seconds with Marty guaranteed Marty could *never* stay with her.

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  • ballerinawithagun

    So judging by Camila and Penelope, pink togas are a trend this year?

  • GorgeousThings

    I got thoroughly bored during his speech, though I LOVED DBC and his character in it. He’s also amazing in “True Detective”.

  • B_C_J

    That dress is swallowing her. There’s enough fabric to make curtains for all the windows in Versailles.

  • MilaXX

    I like her dress. I think his tux is sloppy looking. Not only do the pants need hemming, the entire suit looks slightly too big on him. I didn’t mind parts of his speech. I have no problem with a person thanking God as long as they don’t go preacher man on me. It’s just after he thanks his God and his family he went a little crazy and rambling for me.

  • VioletFem

    Agreed with all the points you made. His speech was insufferable.

  • uprightcitizen

    The speech was beyond obnoxious. Don’t say a thing about the subject of your movie, but instead give a completely unconvincing nod to the Almighty before going on with a narcissistic story about how you’ve always been and will always be your own hero. I like him in movies, but he needs a speech writer. She’s always gorgeous, but I cannot see her without thinking of you guys saying, “Look, it’s the woman who killed ‘Shear Genious!'”

    • demidaemon

      Exactly my thoughts on Camilla. Every time I see here, that is what I think.

    • French_Swede

      You didn’t listen to him. He’s never been his own hero, because he’s forever chasing (attempting to be) the man he wants to be.

      • uprightcitizen

        I heard the speech. Every word. When someone asks you “who is your hero?” and the best answer you can come up with is “myself in ten years,” that’s still incredibly narcissistic. As if there was no one else in the world more admirable. It’s fine to make striving to be a better person a lifetime goal. But maybe part of being a better person would include looking beyond oneself a little. You have to have a big ego to succeed in Hollywood. What you don’t have to do is announce it to billions of people.

        • French_Swede

          MM is a huge fan of Og Mandino. If you read some of his books, you will understand where MM is coming from.

  • Boobs Radley

    I thought Camilla’s gown was better suited for Jessica Tandy (RIP) than a former model

  • msdamselfly

    I think she looks spectacular – like a real goddess

  • E2_Remote

    Several seasons ago on PR, Tim Gunn referred to one of the models as an “elongated marshmallow.” That’s what I instantly thought when I saw her.

  • SketchyCat

    Drag gown… I would LOVE to see RuPaul in her dress. Talk about eleganza up in here! :0)

  • Carla_Charlton

    SOOOOO glad you mentioned the speech and how annoying it was! I thought it was just me that found it obnoxious and self-centered and a little self-righteous. And about those clothes — I just don’t think a white dinner jacket is appropriate for this kind of occasion, especially since it’s not summer. And Matthew’s hair — does he just hate the way it looks unless it has a ton of product on it?? When will he learn (and Brad Pitt and Bradley Cooper need to learn this, too) that all that hair stuff makes their foreheads shiny in an unattractive way? And another thing about most of the men –would it kill you to get your jackets a little looser? I know that skinny suits are the style, but when the button is pulling, the jacket is too tight!

  • mcbishop

    Bizarre speech. My husband and I actually saw his movie yesterday afternoon, and he was brilliant! We’ve been seeing him on True Detectives too. Then he gave that nutty, rambling speech and I thought WHAT!?! He sounds like an absolute nut! Listened to an interview online with him from a few months ago, and it seems like the drug addled schtick is just a thang; he actually has some depth and some seriousness about him. Hence the recent brilliance!

  • greyhoundgirl

    At least Leto had the grace and humility to (finally) talk about the issues in the movie and the character that he played. McConaughey showed no such grace, and no matter how good an actor he is, his apparent lack of compassion and connection to the rest of the world is stunning.

    • Imasewsure

      Major props to Jared but remember he got out of the room in the first 30 mins so it was easier to be coherent too… MM & Company sat in a pool of nervous energy (and booze?) for about 3 extra hours which is why I cut him a little bit of slack with his rambling speech. He kept it “local” and remembered to thank his family which is fine too.

    • French_Swede

      Leto really thought the Ukranians and Venezuelans were watching him accept an Oscar, like there was nothing else for them to do on a Sunday night.

  • JaCory Deon

    No comment on the bad dye/paint job on him? It didn’t look so bad on tv but in these pics it’s a bit wax work(ed). That speech, err, no saving it.

  • dash1211

    Mules in horse harness.

    • Judy_J

      You won my heart with that remark!

  • CommentsByKatie

    Yes, totally agreed on teh speech. He destroyed any goodwill or second look that he had mustered up in the last year or so with that horribly douchey 3 minutes. At least for me. I liked the self-aware “Awright, awright, awright” at the end, but it didn’t make up for the rest of the douchery. Sorry, MM.

    • AnneElliot

      I was a couple of minutes behind on the DVR and I just fast-forwarded right through it after about a minute. I still respect the hell out of his talent, but that was one douchey speech.

      And why the heck couldn’t he get his pants hemmed? Too busy receiving awards??

  • Judy_J

    I wish Mr. McConaughey would have at least mentioned Ron Woodroof in his speech. There would have been no Oscar-winning performance without that man’s story.

  • tessasouthworth

    Am ashamed to admit that I briefly, emphasis briefly dated a guy in the late 90s who looked, sounded and acted like him, so he’s never been very high on my hit parade. Anyway I thought he looked like a steward on the Love Boat last night. His wife l

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I actually really liked his speech.

    • lobsterlen

      I am with you. Not getting the hate at all.

    • TigerLaverada

      I did, too. It felt genuine.

  • Skippymom1

    The speech was obnoxious? Why? Because he invoked something he believes in? Sigh. Can’t have it both ways, can we …..

    • No, but thanks for going STRAIGHT THERE.

      The speech was obnoxious in our eyes because it was so self-aggrandizing.

      • Skippymom1

        Sorry. It was really an honest question. Sometimes you’ll find people believe in a lot of things that don’t seem to fit together. Not everyone can or should be pigeonhold because of their beliefs.
        I thought his speech was nice, the way he thanked his Mom. I swear I was watching, but I didn’t catch the God/Friend comment until the next day.
        My apologies.

  • Daisy Walker

    That color is not her friend.

  • Robin Murray

    He has grated on my nerves for years. However, I did find his speech oddly moving. I wanted to hate it. But it made me think: Imagine your best self 10 years from now. Now start living the life that will connect where you are now with where you want to be then. That being said, I flat out refuse to be my own hero.

  • Contralto

    No, his speech was lovely. The white jacket isn’t making my socks go up and down, though.

  • Filmjen

    I loved that crazy speech even though I wish he would have talked about the film’s subject matter. There were more characters in it than some feature films: God, his dead-gumbo making-miller light drinking-dad, Charles Laughton (?!), and future Matthew McConaughey.

  • Imasewsure

    They look like they bought some “respectable people” costumes from Central Casting but they also look gorgeous (and slightly naughty) as usual. Didn’t mind the speech (because I muted it after 2 seconds as I did with basically everyone else).

    More importantly… aren’t we sad to be losing our other favorite tacky team – Robin & Paula??? Let’s hope for our sakes that those crazy kids reconcile!!

    • demidaemon

      I have a feeling that, if they don’t reconcile, one or both of them (most definitely Paula) is going to go the super tacky (I mean 100 times her usual levels) I”M SO HOT route post-break-up. It will be something to see, that’s for sure.

      • Imasewsure

        So even if they do get a divorce, we get to keep the tacky… post-breakup slutty tacky for Paula – YEAH … but probably the same pair of dingy and sad Ed Hardy sweats over and over for him. WIN WIN!!

        • demidaemon

          Yep. Although I wouldn’t be surprised to see him pull out 70s style leisure suits and pimp clothing. Just to make sure our eyes are totally melted from our sockets.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Maybe the future self he was yammering on about last night is tall enough to wear those pants.

  • KT

    Dallas Buyers Club isn’t really off-model for him, as much as it is a return to form. McConaugheyyyy got his start doing indies and smaller movies, and then thanks to JLo by way of The Wedding Planner, his career started a shift in paradigm toward shitty rom coms/studio movies/Tip Toes (do yourself a favor and watch that movie, if you can track down a copy). Good to see that he’s back, doing what he does best. Though True Detective is the best thing he’s ever done, in my opinion.

    His speech was fittingly insane – I wouldn’t have it any other way. His wife is a drag queen. Hooray America.

  • webslice33

    love them..they really look so in love…it’s how they look at each other…

    they both look great..and oh, matthew’s body of work lately is phenomenal…MUD, Wolf of Wall St., Magic Mike and now True Detective…

    • grasshack

      The Paperboy

  • e jerry powell

    I am still trying to understand why he’s clinging so tightly to D&G. TRY SOME ARMANI SOMETIME, MAN! It won’t kill you to wear something Donatella once in a while. HIT THE LONDON AND MILAN SHOWS IN SEPTEMBER.

    He has the money; he can get something bespoke and look like a man with a little more taste.

  • HeisenbergHattie

    He acceptance speech was the opposite of obnoxious. He’s a Texan. He does things the Texas way.

    • French_Swede

      I wish I could give this three upvotes.

  • Alfred Cox

    The outfits were fine. Very “we’re here to get this award and go” but fine.

    His speech was hilarious though. NO ONE expected Matt to ever come close to a Blockbuster Entertainment Award, let alone an Oscar, so he just went up there, didn’t give a flying f*%k and let it fly. Obnoxious, but very Matt.

  • GinnyThePainter

    The woman in the right background of the first photo has the same look on her face that I did when I heard MM’s speech. I wish there were a WhatTheFuckery Amusement park, and they installed an animatronic McConaughey robot giving that speech all day long.

    • CatherineRhodes

      Well said.

  • Pennymac

    You nailed it TLo. Sex dungeon indeed. And his speech was jaw dropping inits douchey-osity.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    For this pair these looks are quite tasteful. I agree that McConaghuey richly deserved the Oscar, but since he’d already won every other award this season I skipped his acceptance speech. I applaud him on turning his career around, including his turn in “Mud”.

  • RL McGruder

    I’m pretty okay with both of them. HOWEVER, Matthew’s mom was so sexy in her frock. Seriously, va va voom.

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  • kalisa

    Like her dress – feel like it would’ve looked better with him in all black. Don’t like the white jacket thrown into the mix with her light-colored dress.

  • andi56

    Yes, the speech was obnoxious, and HEM THOSE TROUSERS! Whew. There, I said it.

  • frosty dufour

    sorry but white jackets will always scream 50’s chinese restaurant to me

  • aquamarine17

    I didn’t like the speech either. and I didn’t like Cate Blanchett’s speech. one thing i didn’t like was when she said, “sit down, you’re too old” to the audience. I was glad to see two winners from other movies than who won Director and Best Picture. it’s so much more interesting when one film doesn’t sweep all the awards…

  • Nancy Karpen

    Yeah, obnoxious and holier than thou.

  • OffToSeeHim

    I thought his speech was nice… something to look up to, something to chase… I mean, I thought he was probably high either when he wrote it or when he read it, it went a little “deep philosophy to share” in the middle there, but I thought it was okay.

    • Brent Wolgamott

      Agree. I thought his speech was all about “this is 99.9% the only time I’m ever going to be up here, and I want to say something important”. So I don’t mind him going off onto his own personal tangent. It’s his moment, let him have it. I also don’t know why so many have a problem with him saying the thing about Jesus. I mean, if someone got up there and said I want to give thanks to Allah, I’d think the majority of the posters would say “way to keep your personal integrity; let’s all have respect for other religions, people”. I just sense a bit of a double standard when it comes to anyone saying “Jesus”. I would think that those other people who do not believe that Jesus is the son of God (Jews, Islamists, etc), would simply shrug and say “that’s his belief, good for him, NEXT!!”. 🙂

  • Samantha

    Totally not into Matthew McConaughey but I find 1995 Rust Cohle crazy attractive and I think that means something is wrong with me.

  • elzatelzabelz

    I thought his speech was great, and I like his look. He thought about what he wanted to say and thanked the people important in getting him where he wants to be. I liked it a heck of a lot better than people reciting names of agents and agencies. But, I have always liked him. Except that Failure to Launch film, that was a terrible movie.

  • Kelly

    The speech was obnoxious, yes. Inappropriate for the venue, imo.

  • supri_supri

    She looks beautiful but…..they’re a waiter and tablecloth, right?

  • Jacob Bowen

    She is STUNNING. STUNNING. And that gown is totally tricky drag so it has a total tie into her normal aesthetic, but in a classier way. But, she could have TOTALLY done the costume jewelry like any self-respecting drag queen would have done it.

  • CatherineRhodes

    “When you have Jesus, you always have a friend” — how to alienate yourself from the (mostly Jewish) Academy in 9 words.

    • French_Swede

      You don’t think those Jews alienate anyone not from “The Tribe” when they can?

  • MartyBellerMask

    Agreed, with every single thing. I love Camilla here. Don’t worry, Matthew also brought his mom and she had enough glitz and cleavage for the both of them.
    Again, Disqus won’t load the comments so I’m assuming 50 other people said the same thing. 🙂 Carry on.

  • kt

    I thought his speech was a poorly worded great lesson. You should strive to be your own best self. There is literally no point in being a runner up to someone else. Be you, and work at it and as for heros, it is sweet to go the Jared Leto route, but in the end you have to save yourself, no?

  • French_Swede

    Wow, the hate here is pretty shocking. Is everyone upset that MM is so comfortable with who he is fundamentally, and that instead of chasing women (and acting like a lecherous Jack Nicholson) he’s working on becoming better every day? He’s talented. He’s from Texas, has an accent and loves God, his wife, his children and his mother.

    Yeah, that’s just awful.

    • Carolyn

      Very well said. I am a bit taken aback, he seems to be a decent guy who made a conscious decision to turn his career around and has worked hard to do so.
      His speech was just like him, a little bit off the wall but there was nothing fundamentally offensive about it.
      I’ve also just read an interview with his Australian cousins who think the world of him and say he’s a great person.
      Congratulations MM and I look forward to seeing what he stars in next.

    • formerlyAnon

      If he’d stated his points as clearly as you have, I think a lot of us who found it obnoxious, wouldn’t have. I have no problem with anyone loving God or their family, and having lived in Texas for 25 years have no problem with his accent. But for me, and at least for a number of others, his *delivery* of his speech came off as the ramblings of someone who is sincerely trying to make a point they feel is profound, but are too drunk/high/in his case, maybe excited? to be coherent and instead ramble on in what sounds like a self-centered haze. (and note, self-centered doesn’t mean selfish. Just focused on self. Which 80% of the actors there are. It’s a professional hazard.)

    • Considering the revolting anti-semitic comment you made that got deleted, you’re in absolutely no position to be lecturing anyone here about hate. Dial it back, please.

      • French_Swede

        Looks like you also removed the comment that I replied to. Mine wasn’t a “revolting anti-semitic” comment. Half of my family is Jewish! I’ve worked in the industry in both LA and NY, and my response to the original commentator matched hers, snark for snark.

  • Lilyana_F

    Ok, so I cringed a bit during the speech, but I think he was being himself, so, you know, kudos for that. And Camilla looks fab, I’m loving the dress.

  • GillianHolroyd

    He always looks like he’s sliding around in his clothes and I wonder if she was sweatin’ to death in that gown. Neither one of them looks confident here.

  • peachy

    yes, the speech was….erm…. different. what was with all the god talk? coming from mr. i’m-high-in-the-backyard-chillin- nekkid-playin-ma-bongos-what’s-yer-problem-duuude? i was like a cocker spaniel — head cocked to the side, looking inquisitively at my tv…. wtf? took many layers of fabric on the top, considering his peg leg harem pants. loved her look — most polished she’s looked in a while. nice looking, goofy, couple.

  • Louise Bryan

    “But that speech was obnoxious, no?”

    Actually it was kind of boring, and then he threw God in there; I was confused, so I tuned him out.