Liza Minnelli stumps for “Dallas Buyers Club” – offers McConaughey her Oscar if he doesn’t win one
Looks like no matter what happens on Academy Award night, Matthew McConaughey is going to have an Oscar.
Well, he will if Liza Minnelli was serious about what she said at a special luncheon in New York City on Monday for Dallas Buyers Club.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg reports:
“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 (Leto), 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!”
Hopefully he will win on his own!
After I attended the premiere of this movie in the fall, I predicted the best actor Oscar for McConaughey. I’m sticking with that prediction despite some tough competition. I also think Leto is the front-runner for best supporting actor.
BTW, Liza won the best actress Oscar for the 1972 film Cabaret.