Family life grounds Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey arrives at the New York Film Critics Circle awards dinner at the Crimson Club on Monday Jan. 7, 2013 in New York. McConaughey won the award for best supporting actor for his performances in "Bernie," and "Magic Mike." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Matthew McConaughey credits his growing family for the success that 2012 brought him.
"One, they ground you. Two, when you have that kind of structure at home and you feel stable at home it makes it much easier to fly higher and wider when you're outside of home," McConaughey said Monday at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.
The 43-year-old received the best supporting actor honor for "Magic Mike" and "Bernie." He garnered critical success in 2012 for "Mud" and "The Paperboy," both shown in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
This Jan. 7, 2013 photo released by Starpix shows actor Matthew McConaughey speaking at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards at the Crimson Club in New York. Matthew McConaughey won the award for best supporting actor for his performances in "Bernie," and "Magic Mike." (AP Photo/Starpix, Kristina Bumphrey)
"Got a great family that loves what I do, they're happy for papa when papa is happy. Papa is happy when he's working, and they like it when papa goes to work," he said of his busy year.
"Things that I've been working on came to fruition personally, workwise, healthwise. And we just decided to embrace it all — myself, my family — decided to embrace it all," he said. "Even when it was work that I was doing that my family wasn't necessarily doing. My family was pushing me to go, 'Go get it on. Do it. We're right behind you. We got it.'"
Best Supporting Actor winner Matthew McConaughey arrives at the New York Film Critics Circle awards dinner at the Crimson Club on Monday Jan. 7, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
McConaughey married long-time girlfriend Camila Alves in June. He announced last month on his Whosay page that Alves had given birth to their third child, Livingston, on Dec. 28.