Oscars 2014: Jared Leto Wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Dallas Buyers Club and Debuts New Girlfriend!
Jared Leto has won the Oscar for Best Supporting actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club! Trust him to be brave enough to raise the issue of global instability in his speech and also remember those who have "lost the battle to AIDS. "
The movie star and rocker continued his awards season winning streak, claiming the first prize of the 86th Academy Awards for his portrayal of transgender AIDS sufferer Rayon.
After collecting the award from presenter Anne Hathaway, Leto paid tribute to his mother Constance for "teaching me to dream" and sent out a special message to political protesters in the Ukraine and Venezuela, where violent clashes between civilians and police have escalated in recent weeks.
He said, "To all the dreamers around the world watching this tonight in places like the Ukraine and Venezuela, I wanna say we are here and as you struggle to make your dreams happen, to live the impossible, we're thinking of you tonight."
Leto closed out his speech by dedicating the award to AIDS victims around the world and thanking the cast and crew of Dallas Buyers Club for helping him to transform into Rayon.
And he was a rock star pre-win too! Jared turned up on the Oscars red carpet wearing a white tux with a red bowtie and those long, flowing ombre locks (that had prompted lots of will-he-won't-he-cut-them talk); and he brought his mum along as his date - adorbs!
Asked about his white suit, the actor said, "I have always loved that old school vibe and I never really ever wear suits." Fair point!
Jared's also been joking about all the alleged new romances in his life - remember his shoutout to "future ex-wife" Lupita Nyong'o at the Independent Spirit Awards. At the Oscars, he debuted a new girlfried, telling E! Online's Ryan Seacrest, "I'm with June Squibb [the super-talented actress from Nebraska who's nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar], you're with my mom...."
Leto revealed that he met 84-year-old June at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and added, "Let's put the rumors to rest. We are indeed dating and it's great. I've been having fun. I hope she is too."
That's June Squibb
Squibb added, "Our evening in Santa Barbara was great."
Hilarious that couple!