Sunday 19 November 2017

Jared Leto invites everyone to "give his Oscar a fondle"

Jared Leto, holds his Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in
Jared Leto, holds his Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club"
Actor Jared Leto arrives at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Actor Jared Leto poses with his award for best supporting actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club"
Jared Leto, best supporting actor winner for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club"
Actor Jared Leto poses with his award for best supporting actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club"
Jared Leto, best supporting actor nominee for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club"
Matthew McConaughey, best actress winner Cate Blanchett, best supporting actress winner Lupita Nyong'o and best supporting actor winner Jared Leto

The best supporting actor winner also invited the assembled press pack to take a selfie with his statue.

The 42-year-old star took home the best supporting actor prize at last night's ceremony thanks to his portrayal of transgender AIDS sufferer Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club.

He was in high spirits backstage at the Dolby Theatre and even offered onlookers a hold of his golden statue.

"Anyone wanna touch it?" he said, according to

"If you guys want to get a selfie with it, go ahead. Anyone else want to give it a fondle?"

It was a big night for Dallas Buyers Club, with Matthew McConaughey winning the coveted best actor prize for his role as Ron Woodroof. The film is based on the true story of Ron, who began smuggling medication into America when he found he was HIV positive.

Jared took his mother Constance and brother Shannon to the glitzy event and also thanked them in his speech, later explaining they are the most important people in his life.

The actor went through a huge physical transformation to portray Rayon, losing weight and shaving off all his body hair.

"Make-up and hair had a budget of $200. They’d show up at the crack…of dawn and they’d leave at the crack…of dawn," he said.

The star also discussed his plans for the rest of the evening. The A-list are famed for cutting loose on Oscars night, with parties staged all around Hollywood. Jared was determined to celebrate with the best of them.

"Look me in the eyes. Until the break of day we will revel. The stories they will have to tell," he laughed.

It was also a big night for movie newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, who took home the best supporting actress statue for her role in 12 Years a Slave. She was completely overwhelmed by the accolade, admitting it will take her a while to accept what's happened.

"I feel like Willy Wonka in the chocolate factory,” she explained. “Winning hasn’t sunk in. The Oscar is in my hands but I haven’t wrapped my heart around it yet. It doesn’t seem real, but I’m so happy to be holding this golden man."



The full list of winners for the 86th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, is as follows:

Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club

Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club

Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine

Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong’o - 12 Years a Slave

Animated Feature Film: Frozen - Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho

Cinematography: Gravity - Emmanuel Lubezki

Costume Design: Catherine Martin - The Great Gatsby

Directing: Gravity - Alfonso Cuarón

Documentary Feature: 20 Feet from Stardom - Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers

Documentary Short Subject: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life - Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed

Film Editing: Gravity - Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger

Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty - Italy

Makeup and Hairstyling: Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews - Dallas Buyers Club

Music (Original Score): Gravity - Steven Price

Music (Original Song): Let It Go – Frozen; Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave - Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers

Production Design: The Great Gatsby - Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn

Short Film (Animated): Mr. Hublot - Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares

Short Film (Live Action): Helium - Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson

Sound Editing: Gravity - Glenn Freemantle

Sound Mixing: Gravity - Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro

Visual Effects: Gravity - Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk and Neil Corbould

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): 12 Years a Slave - Screenplay by John Ridley

Writing (Original Screenplay): Her - Written by Spike Jonze

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