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Plot, Details & Awards

Dallas Buyers Club

(2013)

Rated R for pervasive language, some strong sexual content, nudity and drug use.

R In Theaters 11/1/2013 , 117min.
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Plot & Details

Matthew McConaughey stars in 'Dallas Buyers Club' as 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.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup and Hair Robin Mathews Won
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto Won
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Matthew McConaughey Won
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Melissa Wallack Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Martin Pensa Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing John Mac McMurphy Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup and Hair Adruitha Lee Won
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Craig Borten Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Jared Leto Won
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Matthew McConaughey Won

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actor Matthew McConaughey Won
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto Won

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Matthew McConaughey Won
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Jared Leto Won

L.A. Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 L.A. Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 National Board of Review Best Independent Film Won

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto Won

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