By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press. Source:

TORONTO – Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Dallas Buyers Club” has nabbed a slew of Oscar nominations including best film, best actor, best supporting actor and best film editing for Montreal’s Martin Pensa.

Pensa shares the nomination with John Mac McMurphy.

Quebec’s Vallee was shut out of the best director category but his scrappy indie film about HIV-positive activist Ron Woodroof has vaulted him into the spotlight with prominent nominations ahead of the glitzy bash.

“Dallas Buyers Club” also earned nods for best original screenplay, and makeup and hairstyling.

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