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Jared Leto wins Golden Globe Award for 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Actor Jared Leto has just won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his performance in "Dallas Buyers Club" on Jan. 12, 2014, at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Golden Globe Awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and honors the best in television and film. Tonight’s show was hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey live on NBC.

Cast and crew of 'Dallas Buyers Club.'
Cast and crew of 'Dallas Buyers Club.'Photography courtesy of Focus Features
Jared Leto wins Golden Globe Award for 'Dallas Buyers Club.'
Jared Leto wins Golden Globe Award for 'Dallas Buyers Club.'Photograph courtesy of Focus Features

In his acceptance speech Jared said "This is an incredible. I didn't make a film for almost six years. I was pursuing other dreams. And I just have to say it's more than an honor to come back and have this love and support. I never expected it, I never even dreamed of it. And to the Rayons in this world, thank you for the inspiration.

Jared Leto completely disappears into his character Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club." Playing a transvestite during the early years of the AIDS epidemic he so perfectly gives a sensitive and personal face to a devastating disease.

This is the first Golden Globe win and nomination for Jared Leto.

Also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:

  • Barkhad Abdi for "Captain Phillips"
  • Daniel Brühl for "Rush"
  • Bradley Cooper for "American Hustle"
  • Michael Fassbender for "12 Years a Slave"

"Dallas Buyers Club" was nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards this evening, including a nomination for Matthew McConaughey for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama.

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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com