Singer-actor Jared Leto is finding it difficult to process the critical acclaim he has received for his performance in the Oscar-nominated movie, Dallas Buyers Club.
Best Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave) and Bradley Cooper (American Hustle). Jonah Hill has also been nominated for The Wolf Of Wall Street.
Leto, 42, was excited when he was offered the role of Rayon, a transgender woman with HIV, which has gone on to receive six Academy Award nominations, reported contactmusic.com.
Leto, who put his acting career on hold for over six years to release music with his band, Thirty Seconds To Mars, is in the running for the best supporting actor prize and he says the acclaim he is receiving for the role proves he was right to end his film hiatus for the project.
“It took six years for this to come to me. I wasn’t looking to make a film but I ended up reading the script and fell in love (with it),” he said, adding, “I don’t want to sound like a jerk right now but someone told me yesterday that I’ve won over 30 awards for it already. I didn’t even know there were 30 awards to win. The big ones were the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards recently,” Leto had to dress as a woman and lose weight for his role.