(FOX NEWS) LOS ANGELES –  Rather than thanking an assortment of managers, agents, publicists, assistants and lawyers when he won his Best Actor Oscar for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club” on Sunday night, Matthew McConaughey thanked his fellow nominees, cast mates and … God.

And he was the one of the first of the night to do so.

“First off I want to thank God, because he’s the one I look up to, he’s graced my life with opportunities which I know are not of my hand or any other human kind,” the 44-year-old Texas native said. “He has shown me that it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late (British actor) Charlie Laughton, who said, ‘When you got God you got a friend and that friend is you.’”

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