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03/02/2014 11:53 pm ET Updated Mar 08, 2014

Matthew McConaughey, Best Actor Oscar Winner At 86th Annual Academy Awards

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Matthew McConaughey has been named the Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 86th annual Academy Awards for his performance in "Dallas Buyers Club."

He beat out Christian Bale, Bruce Dern, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Leonardo DiCaprio for the title.

McConaughey, 44, also won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama and Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. In "Dallas Buyers Club," McConaughey plays Ron Woodroof, an electrician and rodeo cowboy who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986. The film is based on true events.

This is McConaughey's first Academy Award nomination and win.

Follow all the action from the 86th annual Academy Awards with the live blog below.

03/03/2014 12:39 AM EST

That's A Wrap

An historic night for Steve McQueen and "12 Years a Slave," wins for Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o, seven Oscars for "Gravity" and no love for "American Hustle." These were your 2014 Oscars. Hope you enjoyed it!

12 years a slave

03/03/2014 12:01 AM EST

"12 Years A Slave" Is Your Best Picture

As expected, "12 Years a Slave" won Best Picture. Producers Brad Pitt and Steve McQueen accepted the award.

03/02/2014 11:56 PM EST

All Right, He Said It

03/02/2014 11:52 PM EST

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03/02/2014 11:51 PM EST

Matthew McConaughey Wins Best Actor

#truedetectiveseason2 is McCounaughey and his Oscar. He won for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club."

03/02/2014 11:47 PM EST

Cate Blanchett Thanked Woody Allen After Winning Her Oscar

She also gave an impassioned plea to Hollywood to acknowledge that people want to see movies with female leads. One of the night's most memorable speeches.

03/02/2014 11:42 PM EST

Time For Best Actress!

Will Cate Blanchett thank Woody Allen? Let's find out!

03/02/2014 11:39 PM EST

Not The Best They've Ever Done

"American Hustle" has lost seven times, thus far, on Oscar night, including in the Original Screenplay category where Spike Jonze's "Her" took top honors.

03/02/2014 11:38 PM EST

"Gravity" Has Seven Oscars Right Now

Just because it's great and you need to know that.

03/02/2014 11:35 PM EST

Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director For "Gravity"

Cuaron wins his second Oscar of the night for "Gravity."

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