Matthew McConaughey: What My Oscar Win Will Teach My Kids

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Matthew McConaughey took home his first Oscar on Sunday night, something he hopes will inspire his three young kids, who were watching at home.

Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson caught up with the Best Actor winner for “Dallas Buyers Club” at Sunday’s Governors Ball, where his children with wife Camila were on his mind.

“I’ve got so much in my life to be thankful for and there’s still so much more to do. There’s so much to be thankful for and I find the more that I can be thankful for the things that I do have, the more I nurture those things, the better they grow,” Matthew said.

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The actor, who is dad to Levi, 5, daughter Vida, 3, and Livingston, 14 months, gushed about his wife and kids.

“My family is very obviously important to me as anybody’s family is. My kids are at home, they’re watching Pappy and we told them, ‘What is tonight about?’ They said, ‘Pappy is up for an award with four other men that they’re deeming excellent work in what I do,’” he explained.

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And the 44-year-old’s new golden statue will hopefully inspire his kids to dream big.

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“The lesson that they’ll hopefully kind of get is that whatever you’re going to do, if you put your head down and do it as well as you can right now, sometimes a little reward comes your way later in life,” he told Shaun.

Adding, “I think they understand that Dad did good tonight.”

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