Jared Leto Wins Best Supporting Actor Oscar 2014!
The actor won for his role in Dallas Buyers Club...
Jared Leto has won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club.
He beat out fellow nominees Bradley Cooper, Jonah Hill, Barkhad Abdi and Michael Fassbender to the award.
Last year’s Best Supporting Actress winner, Anne Hathaway, presented Leto with the award at the star-studded Hollywood ceremony.
42-year-old Leto found fame as an actor on 1990s television show My So-Called Life before transitioning onto the big screen in films such as Fight Club and American Psycho.
He is also the frontman of rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars, where he plays alongside his brother Shannon Leto.
Leto thanked Shannon and their mother Constance as he accepted the prestigious award.
“In 1971 there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child,” he said in his speech. “She was a high school dropout and a single mom but somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children.”
“She encouraged her kids to be creative, to work hard and to do something special. That girl is my mother and she’s here tonight. I just wanna say, I love you mum and thank you for teaching me to dream.”
The 42-year-old actor added: “To my brother Shannon, the best big brother in the world, you’re a true artist, thank you for sharing this insane, amazing adventure that is Thirty Seconds To Mars and for being my best friend. I love you.”
Among those he also thanked was Dallas Buyers Club co-star Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon’s husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth.
Leto’s speech also touched on the political troubles in the Ukraine and Venezuela, AIDS and injustice.
Check out the full list of Oscar winners below!
Best Picture – 12 Years A Slave
Best Director – Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Best Actor – Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Actress – Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Best Supporting Actor – Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Actress – Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave)
Best Animated Film – Frozen
Best Cinematography - Gravity
Best Costume Design – The Great Gatsby
Make Up and Hairstyling – Dallas Buyers Club
Best Documentary Short - The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Best Documentary Feature – 20 Feet From Stardom
Best Film Editing - Gravity
Best Animated Short - Mr Hublot
Best Live Action Short Film – Helium
Best Visual Effects - Gravity
Best Foreign Language Film – The Great Beauty
Best Sound Mixing – Gravity
Sound Editing - Gravity
Best Original Score - Gravity
Best Production Design – The Great Gatsby
Best Song – Let It Go
Best Adapted Screenplay - John Ridley (12 Years A Slave)
Best Original Screenplay – Spike Jonze (Her)