By CBC News. Photo: Reuters. Source: cbc.ca
Dallas Buyers Club, directed by Canadian Jean-Marc Vallée, snagged a trio of Oscars, including best actor for Matthew McConaughey, whose performance as the scrappy, HIV-positive cowboy-turned-alternative medicine champion Ron Woodroof has earned him accolades all season.
Jared Leto, who had taken a six-year break from acting before tackling the film, picked up the evening’s first award — best supporting actor — for his turn as an HIV-positive transgender prostitute named Rayon. In addition to paying special tribute to his mother and brother, the actor and rocker also referenced AIDS victims and current zones of political unrest in his speech.