Matthew McConaughey Wins Best Actor - Drama At 2014 Golden Globes Awards

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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.

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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."

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All right, all right, all right.

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A no-brainer.

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"American Hustle" wins Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy, besting "The Wolf Of Wall Street," "Her," "Nebraska" and "Inside Llewyn Davis."

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"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."

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The Globes love them some "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which has been on the air for half a season.

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In a bit of an upset, Alfonso Cuaron won Best Director for "Gravity," besting Steve McQueen, David O. Russell, Paul Greengrass and Alexander Payne.

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YAYYYYYYYYY!

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OF COURSE IT DID!

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Douglas won for playing Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra." During his acceptance speech, Douglas remembers finding out about the project from Steven Soderbergh on the set of 2000's "Traffic."

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It was expected that "Blue Is The Warmest Color" would win, but the award went to Paolo Sorrentino's latest film.

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Samberg beat out Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development"), Don Cheadle ("House Of Lies"), Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") and Michael J. Fox ("The Michael J. Fox Show").

More on Samberg's big win in the Best Actor category here.

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"You guys, the Globes, right? Who knew?" Andy Samberg was not prepared to win his Golden Globe, but he's happy to accept the award anyway.

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Jonze was an upset winner, topping expected contenders John Ridley (for "12 Years A Slave"), David O. Russell (for "American Hustle"), Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope (for "Philomena") and Bob Nelson (for "Nebraska"). Jonze thanked his cast and also fellow nominee Russell for supporting him throughout the process.

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In her speech, she thanked the crew, Netflix and Kevin Spacey, calling her co-star "the best playdate ever."

More here.

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He defeated Barkhad Abdi, Daniel Bruhl, Bradley Cooper and Michael Fassbender for the win. During his speech, Leto jokes about not having to get a Brazilian wax for his role as a transgender woman who suffers from the AIDS virus.

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