Matthew McConaughey picked up his very first Oscar on Sunday night, and one of the many fans to congratulate him is apparently the niece of the actor’s high school prom date.
Twitter user @LeahKPickett posted Matthew’s prom pic, in her congratulations to the star.
After picking up his award, on the red carpet at the post-Oscars Governors Ball, Matthew told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson about his emotional speech, where he teared up thanking his family.
“I’ve got so much in my life to be thankful for and there’s still so much more to do,” Matthew told Shaun.
Matthew said that he hopes his children will learn a lesson about hard work from how the effort the actor put into his performance in “Dallas Buyers Club” ended in reward.
“They remember that time and so 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 added.
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