Liza Minnelli Offers Her Oscar to DALLAS BUYERS CLUB's Matthew McConaughey?
According to the Hollywood Reporter, earlier today, Focus Features held a New York City luncheon for East Coast Academy members in celebration of their critically-acclaimed Dallas Buyers Club. Stage a screen star Liza Minnelli hosted the special event, and she didn't keep her excitement about the film and its stars, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, a secret.
Minnelli announced to McConaughey: "Honey, if you don't win the Academy Award, I'm giving you mine!"
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One of the world's best-loved entertainers, she won Tony awards for Flora, the Red Menace in 1965 and The Act in 1978, along with a third for Best Personal Achievement, resulting from her 1974 engagement at the Winter Garden Theatre. Nominated for an Academy Award for The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), she won the best actress prize for her best-known film, Cabaret (1972), which also won her a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA. She won an Emmy for Liza with a 'Z' (1972) and was also the recipient of a Grammy Legend Award in 1989, making her one of the few artists who have won entertainment's top six awards.
Film credits include Charlie Bubbles (1968), Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970), Lucky Lady (1975), A Matter of Time (1976), New York, New York (1977), Arthur (1981) Stepping Out (1991), and The Oh In Ohio (2006). Liza recently attracted an entirely new generation of fans with her acclaimed turn as "Lucille 2" on the Emmy-winning Best Comedy Arrested Development, and for her appearance on the chart-topping album The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance.