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Matthew McConaughey is on the verge of making Emmy/Oscar history

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Matthew McConaughey who just won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in “Dallas Buyer’s Club” is poised to make history as the first man to win an Oscar and an Emmy in the same year. According to Yahoo News on March 10, the 43-year-old star will be the first male to achieve the double win.

McConaughey is an early favorite to win the Outstanding Lead Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for HBO's "True Detective." If it comes to pass, he will be the first actor in history to win an Oscar and an Emmy in the same year.

Gold Derby, an awards tracking site has three out of its four experts picking McConaughey as the one to beat in the Outstanding Actor category, finishing above hi “True Detectives” costa, Woody Harrelson.

Harrelson and McConaughey star in the HBO series as cops after a serial killer. The 8-episode series completed its first season this past Sunday with a series high 3.5 million viewers according to HBO’s posted numbers. The anthology-type series is likely to be categorized as a miniseries, like “American Horror Story.” McConaughey has already said he will not be returning to “True Detectives.”

Several actresses have pulled off the double win in the past, including Helen Hunt, Meryl Streep, and Helen Mirren. Liza Minnelli is also a double winner but she did hers in the year when she won her EGOT – the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

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