News

'The Dallas Buyer's Club' Matthew McConaughey Offered Liza Minnelli's Oscar If He Doesn't Win This Year

By Zulekha Pitts | January 06, 2014 07:25 PM EST

 




Like Us on Facebook



At a recent celebration to kick off Oscar season, the legendary Liza Minnelli offered her own Academy Award to Matthew McConaughey for his performance in "The Dallas Buyer's Club."






Minnelli hosted a Peggy Siegal-coordinated luncheon thrown together by Focus Features for East Coast Academy members at New York City's Monkey Bar to glorify "The Dallas Buyer's Club" Oscar nomination and its stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.






Minnelli, who won for the movie "Cabaret" way back in the day, confessed that she has "nothing to do with this film [The Dallas Buyer's Club] except that I am a fan."






Minnelli likes the film so much that she even offered McConaughey her Oscar.






Thanks to  The Hollywood Reporter , here is an excerpt from Minnelli's speech:






"I have nothing to do with this film except that I am a fan of how it was done, of the insight and the way they played these characters. And the fact that you were watching something that wasn't necessarily comfortable but you could not stop watching. It drew you in, whether you wanted it to or not, and that's magic. That's magic. I mean, the last one [that did that for me] was On the Waterfront! [laughs] You, crazy Matthew, losing all of that weight [pats her stomach] -- it's one thing to lose all of that weight and to look like that -- that's harrowing enough -- but then to run like you did, with a body like that? And Jared, I mean, everything that you did -- all of the placements, every single second -- I felt wonderful for you, proud of you and sorry for you all at the same time, which I think one only feels for your friends...And Jennifer [Garner] was great -- she was just f---ing great! [laughs] I don't know what else to say. I haven't seen a movie like that in so long, and I'm so proud to be able to tell everybody. And honey [addressing McConaughey], if you don't win the Academy Award, I'm giving you mine!"

Tagged :  world news, Oscar, Liza Minnelli, Academy Award, Matthew McConaughey, The Dallas Buyer's Club, Peggy Siegal, Focus Features, East Coast, New York City, Monkey Bar, jared leto, Cabaret

Featured

Trends 10.25.14 | 10:38AM EDT

K-Pop's Prerequisite Idol Trainee Period Criticized Following SM Entertainment Artist Exodus

Foreign trainees and the lengthy trainee period are seen as being problematic for big Korean record labels, causing many critics to give the training period a much closer look.

Concert / Event 10.24.14 | 10:05AM EDT

2NE1 Forgo Attendance At Year-End Awards Ceremonies As Disbandment Rumors Continue

With just about two months left in 2014, preparations have begun for K-Pop's various year-end events, but one group will be noticeably absent from public activities in the next couple months.

Editorial 10.24.14 | 11:17AM EDT

Girl Groups To Make A Comeback Through Producer Brave Brothers, 'AOA Vs. Hello Venus'

Girl groups AOA and Hello Venus will both be making comebacks this fall in November.

Hot Issues 10.23.14 | 07:41AM EDT

Ladies' Code Members Discharged From Hospital Following Tragic Car Accident That Took The Lives Of EunB & RiSe

Polaris Entertainment confirmed that Ashley, Zuny and Sojung were released over a month after the September 3 car accident that left two of the group members dead.

KpopStarz Is Looking For Enthusiastic Entertainment Contributors Reach Millions On The Web.
Real Time Analytics