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This morning, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, was nominated for 6 Academy Awards this morning including:
Best Picture (Robbie Brenner & Rachel Winter)
Best Actor (Matthew McConaughey)
Best Supporting Actor (Jared Leto)
Best Original Screenplay (Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack)
Best Film Editing (John Mac McMurphy & Martin Pensa)
Best Makeup & Hairstyling (Robin Mathews & Adruitha Lee).
Below read the reactions from some of the film's nominees and see the full list of nominations here!
"I am honored and grateful for this nomination. I love working in an industry and craft that inspires me daily and allows me to tell stories that translate humanities and move people. I share this with the entire DALLAS BUYERS CLUB family of filmmakers, cast, and crew -- and the real-life Ron Woodroofs and Rayons who continue to fight and live with dignity. Thank you."
- Matthew McConaughey, Actor in a Leading Role, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
"I am absolutely blown away by this incredible nomination. I never in my life thought I would have the opportunity to even write these words. Thank you so much to all my fellow AMPAS acting branch members for this honor. Today you not only honor me but also all those around the world living with AIDS and all those we have lost to this disease. Thank you for recognizing them and recognizing their struggle through DALLAS BUYERS CLUB. This was a fascinating story told by a group of incredibly passionate and committed filmmakers who wanted to create something special and shine a light on a unique and important story. I'm proud to be a part of this celebration and so very grateful to you all. A huge congratulations to Matthew McConaughey, Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter, Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack, Jean-Marc Vallée, Martin Pensa, Adruitha Lee, and Robin Mathews."
-Jared Leto, Actor in a Supporting Role, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
"After a journey of two decades to bring Dallas Buyers Club to the screen, receiving an Oscar nomination in the Best Picture category is both an honor and an incredible milestone. This nomination- and those of Matthew, Jared, Craig & Melisa, and our editing and makeup/hair artisans -is an amazing victory for the entire team led by our director Jean-Marc Vallée, who worked so hard to show the world Ron Woodroof's inspirational story - which still resonates today. We are humbled and thrilled that the Academy has recognized our work as producers, and we thank the AMPAS Members."
- Robbie Brenner & Rachel Winter (Producers), Motion Picture of the Year, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
"What a beautiful way to continue the incredible adventure that has been Dallas Buyers Club. My collaborators and I have had an amazing time making this film. Today we all share a collective sense of pride as we have had the opportunity to spotlight a part of history that's both beautiful and sometimes painful to remember, and been able to tell a story which has touched the hearts of many."
-Jean-Marc Vallée (Director), Motion Picture of the Year, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
"We are stunned and honored. What a perfect culmination to such an amazing 20-year journey. Thank you, members of the Academy."
-Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack, Original Screenplay, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
"I am beside myself with excitement to receive my first Academy Award nomination! Dallas Buyers Club was the little movie that could, and did. My research for this film came straight out of my 1980s appointment book from my old salon in the South. Later, I had to run over that wig of Rayon's at least a dozen times with my car to make it look right for her. I want to thank Matthew McConaguhey and Jared Leto for 'going there' with me, and I want to thank our director Jean-Marc Vallée for believing in me, my work, and all my efforts to bring his vision to life. And, thank you Academy members!"
-Adruitha Lee (Hairstyling), Makeup & Hairstyling, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
"To be nominated in such fine company for the film industry's highest honor is overwhelming. We share in this recognition with our colleagues, thanking the AMPAS Members for recognizing the work that we did on our labor of love, Dallas Buyers Club."
- John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa, Film Editors, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB