UPDATE Jan. 16, 2014: Matthew McConaughey won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama and has been nominated for an Academy Award. Some have labeled Matthew McConaughey’s recent career winning streak “the McConaissance.” And he keeps on winning. The 44-year-old actor was nominated for his first Academy Award on Thursday for his role as a Texas man struggling with HIV-AIDS in “Dallas Buyers Club." Add to this his first Golden Globe Award win for the same role and his small-but-memorable part as a greedy Wall Street mentor in "The Wolf of Wall Street," and McConaughey couldn’t get any hotter. Lest we forget, it wasn’t that long ago that McC was best known for his shirtless scenes in poorly-received romantic comedies, including the two in which he starred with Kate Hudson, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and “Fools Gold.” But the actor, who first impressed audiences in 1993 as the skirt-chasing Wooderson in “Dazed and Confused,” says he made a conscious choice to turn a career corner.
UPDATE: Jan. 16, 2014: Leonardo DiCaprio won the Golden Globe and has been nominated for an Oscar. Leonardo DiCaprio has earned his fourth Oscar nomination and second-ever Golden Globe win (he’s been nominated nine times) for his role in “The Wolf of Wall Street.“ And he wants you to know it was on his terms. The film about greed gone too far has been Leo’s passion project dating back to 2006 — when he was finishing up that other Martin Scorsese film, “The Departed.” The 39-year-old actor said such as he addressed a roomful of moviegoers in early Jan. at the ArcLight Hollywood as his father and stepmother looked on from the first row.