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Matthew McConaughey Totally Schools Giuliana Rancic on Emmys History

Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves, Emmy Awards 2014 Jason Merritt/Getty Images

When Matthew McConaughey shows up at the Emmys, he shows up to play. And to win.

Case in point: Giuliana Rancic brought up that if he won an Emmy tonight for his role on HBO's True Detective, he would be the first man in history to win both an Oscar and an Emmy in the same year. Apparently, Matt did his homework before getting in the limo with his gorgeous wife Camila Alves, because he had to school our E! red carpet host on some Emmys trivia.

"Didn't George C. Scott [win]? In 1971, I think," he corrected Giuliana. "He won an Academy and an Emmy. Or it was similar."

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For those wondering, George C. Scott won (and then refused) a Best Actor Oscar for Patton in 1970 and then in 1971 he won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his role on ITV Saturday Night Theatre.

One thing we can all agree on, though, is that this year's Best Actor category is the most stacked, with McConaughey going up against the likes of Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, House of Cards' Kevin Spacey and his own True Detective costar Woody Harrelson. But the Oscar winner isn't sweating the pressure.

"The Dallas Buyers Club was a wonderful experience and then I went straight on to do True Detective, another great character," he says. "But look at the five guys I'm in the category with. There are some heavyweight performances. There's a lot of people that deserve it if they win. "

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McConaughey has had a wild ride the past couple of years, and you'd think he'd be yearning for some much-deserved down time with his family. But apparently, working is his time to relax.

"Downtime for us is sort of when I go to work on a job. I actually like it," he revealed. "It's a whole lot simpler for me anyway because I just have a singular focus. We take the family to a great location. The kids and the family go with us so that makes it a whole lot easier. It makes it feel like downtime."

Who thinks that we'll get another original Matthew McConaughey weird, rambling but truly unique acceptance speech tonight?

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