Magical Evening at the 2014 Academy Awards

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The terrible evil of slavery results in an Oscar for best picture, and Matthew McConaughey praises his personal hero, Matthew McConaughey. (3:41)

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THEREPORT, GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH

US.

WHOOO!

FOLKS, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN,STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

>> Stephen: THANK YOU,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THANK YOU SO MUCH.

FOLKS, THANK YOU FOR BEINGHERE TONIGHT.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU.

I MIGHT BE THE ONLY ONE WHOFEELS THIS WAY. BUT FOLKS,

I AM STILL GLOWING FROM THEOSCARS.

IT WAS A MAGICAL EVENINGWHICH MIGHT STILL BE GOING

ON.

IT WAS PRETTY LONG.

(LAUGHTER)PERSONALLY, I LOVE OSCAR

NIGHT BECAUSE ITCOMBINES MY TWO

FAVORITE THINGS, COMPETITIONAND FORMAL WEAR.

THAT'S WHY I ALSO LOVE ICEDANCING AND THE UFC'S

TANGLING TUXEDOS.

SO MANY DESERVING WINNERSLAST NIGHT.

BUT OF COURSE THE BIGGESTWINNER OF THE EVENING WAS

SLAVERY.

>> AND THE OSCAR GOES TO "12YEARS A SLAVE".

>> I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THEACADEMY, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I DEDICATE THIS AWARD TO ALLTHE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ENDURED

SLAVERY.

>> Stephen: YES, THIS IS AVICTORY FOR ALL THOSE WHO

ENDURED SLAVERY. LET THIS WINSEND THE RESOUNDING MESSAGE

FORTH:WE'RE EVEN NOW.

OKAY?

(LAUGHTER)BECAUSE WHILE IT WAS BAD, IT

WAS BAD, OKAY IT WAS BAD ANDWE DID IT, BUT SLAVERY BEAT

THE THINGS AMERICA LOVESMOST.

ASTRONAUTS, TOM HANKS ANDJONAH HILL YANKING IT.

(LAUGHTER)AND SINCE THE TERRIBLE EVIL

OF SLAVERY RESULTED IN ABEST PICTURE OSCAR, THAT

MEANS ULTIMATELY, SLAVERYHAS A HAPPY ENDING.

(LAUGHTER)JUST LIKE THE TRAGEDY OF

THE TITANIC.

IF THOSE PEOPLE HAD LIVED TOHEAR CELINE DION SING THAT

SONG, I'M SURE THEY GLADLYWOULD'VE DROWNED THEMSELVES.

FOLKS, IT WASN'T JUSTSLAVERYIT WASN'T JUST

SLAVERY THAT GOT ITS LONGOVERDUE RECOGNITION SO, DID

MATTHEW McCONNEGHEY.

HE TOOK HOME BEST ACTOR FORHIS ROLE IN DALLAS BUYERS

CLUB AND I HAVE BEEN AMcCONNA-HEAD

FOREVER.

HE IS ONLY SUBJECT WHOEVERHAS BEEN HONORED WITH TWO

WORD SEGMENTS ON THE REPORT.

SORRY, AFGHANISTAN, TRYDOING SOME MORE CRUNCHES.

SO FOLKS, IT'S NOT JUST MEWHO IS INSPIRED BY MATTHEW

McCONNEGHEY SO, IS MATTHEWMcCONNEGHEY.

>> WHEN I WAS 15 YEARS OLDI HAD A VERY IMPORTANT PERSON

IN MY LIFE SAY WHO IS YOURHERO?

I SAID I HAVE TO THINK, GIVEME A COUPLE WEEKS, I COME

BACK, HE SAID WHO IS YOURHERO.

I THOUGHT ABOUT IT, IT'S MEIN TEN YEARS.

SO I TURNED 25.

TEN YEARS LATER.

THAT SAME PERSON COMES TO MEAND SAYS ARE YOU A HERO.

AND I WAS LIKE NOT EVENCLOSE.

NO, NO, NO.

SHE SAID WHY I SAID BECAUSEMY HERO IS ME AT 35.

SO EVERY DAY, EVERY WEEK,EVERY MONTH AND EVERY YEAR

OF MY LIFE, MY HERO ISALWAYS TEN YEARS AWAY.

>> Stephen: ONLY MATTHEWMcCONNEGHEY HAS THE HUMILITY

TO ADMIT THAT HOWEVER GREATHE SEEMS NOW, HE'S ONLY

GETTING BETTER. JK LIVING MYFRIEND, JK LIVING.

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