Matthew McConaughey took home the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for "Dallas Buyers Club" at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards.
McConaughey topped Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave"), Idris Elba ("Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"), Tom Hanks ("Captain Phillips") and Robert Redford ("All Is Lost").
This marks McConaughey's first Globe nomination or win. He's seen a steep career surge over the past couple of years, choosing to distance himself from the fluffy rom-coms he was previously known for in favor of dramatic work like "Buyers Club," "Mud" and last year's "Magic Mike."
The actor's Oscar buzz has remained steady throughout the year. He's collected nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Independent Spirit Awards, Satellite Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Recent winners for Best Actor - Drama include Daniel Day-Lewis ("Lincoln"), George Clooney ("The Descendants"), Colin Firth ("The King's Speech") and Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart"). Over the past 10 years, seven of the Golden Globe winners in the category have gone on to nab the Oscar as well.
01/12/2014 11:30 PM EST
What Better Way To End This Live Blog
"This is really boring television" Elisabeth Moss, my new role model for all social interactions #GoldenGlobes— Jessica Goodman (@jessgood) 5 years ago
Good night, all!
01/12/2014 11:29 PM EST
Ronan Farrow Is Not Happy With Woody Allen
Missed the Woody Allen tribute - did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) 2 years ago
01/12/2014 11:00 PM EST
"12 Years A Slave" Wins Best Picture - Drama
It was the only win of the night for "12 Years A Slave," but it was a big one. Steve McQueen's acclaimed drama won Best Picture - Drama, besting "Gravity," "Philomena," "Rush" and "Captain Phillips."
01/12/2014 10:50 PM EST
Matthew McConaughey Wins Best Actor - Drama For "Dallas Buyers Club"
All right, all right, all right.
01/12/2014 10:46 PM EST
Cate Blanchett Wins Best Actress - Drama
01/12/2014 10:39 PM EST
"American Hustle" Wins Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
"American Hustle" wins Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy, besting "The Wolf Of Wall Street," "Her," "Nebraska" and "Inside Llewyn Davis."
01/12/2014 10:28 PM EST
Leonardo DiCaprio Wins Best Actor - Musical Or Comedy For "The Wolf Of Wall Street"
"This is an incredible, incredible honor." DiCaprio, ever classy, thanks his fellow nominees (Christian Bale, Bruce Dern, Oscar Isaac and Joaquin Phoenix) and also Martin Scorsese. "You're a risk taker. You're a visionary."
01/12/2014 10:22 PM EST
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Wins Best Comedy At The Golden Globes
The Globes love them some "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which has been on the air for half a season.
01/12/2014 10:21 PM EST
Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director
In a bit of an upset, Alfonso Cuaron won Best Director for "Gravity," besting Steve McQueen, David O. Russell, Paul Greengrass and Alexander Payne.
01/12/2014 10:16 PM EST
Liam Neeson Introduces "Gravity"
One of Liam Neeson's particular set of skills: introducing movies about space! #goldenglobes— kase!! (@worstkase) 5 years ago