DALLAS BUYERS CLUB's McConaughey, Leto React to Golden Globe Nominations

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Nominees for the 71st AnnuAl Golden Globe® Awards were announced this morning from the Beverly Hilton Hotel inBeverly Hills, CA. AZIZ ANSARI, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wildeand Miss Golden Globe Sosie Bacon joined Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) President Theo Kingma for the announcement. Nominations were announced in 25 categories.

Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were both recognized for their roles in the new drama, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB. Below they share their reaction to the news of their nominations:

Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club (Golden Globe Nominee "Best Leading Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama")
"I'm excited and honored that the HFPA has recognized my performance in Dallas Buyers Club. Ron Woodroof was a revolutionary for the human spirit, and I was blessed to tell his story. I'm looking forward to spending the evening at the Golden Globes on January 12th."

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club (Golden Globe Noimnee "Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture")
"This is absolutely incredible. I want to thank the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for shining a light on DALLAS BUYERS CLUB and for celebrating independent cinema. I'm blown away by this Golden Globe Award nomination and so thankful to the incredible filmmakers for inviting me to help bring a fascinating story to the screen. This has been an unforgettable experience and I'm so very grateful to you all."

For the full list of nominations click here.

In the film, now in theaters, McConaughey plays real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal.

Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts - who he once would have shunned - and established a hugely successful "buyers' club." Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a uniquely American story of the transformative power of resilience.

The 71st AnnuAl Golden Globe® Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the second year in a row, will air onSunday, January 12, 2014, LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC with the pre-show from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST)/7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST), and main telecast from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton. The 71st AnnuAl Golden Globe® Awards will be seen in more than 192 countries and is produced by Dick Clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.




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