Oak Lawn’s LGBT community got a nod by the Golden Globes today.
Matthew McConaughey was nominated for best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club. Co-star Jared Leto received a nomination for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture.
The film is based on the true story of Oak Lawn resident Ron Woodroof who smuggled drugs to Dallas from Mexico and other parts of the world because those treatments for AIDS had not yet received FDA approval. He distributed them to members of his “buyers club.”
Woodroof’s doctor, Steve Pounders, often administered the medications and was a consultant on the film’s script. Pounders was played in the film by Jennifer Garner. Leto’s character was a composite of several people who helped run the buyers club.
Those who knew Woodroof agree McConaughey’s portrayal was uncanny.
McConaughey was nominated yesterday for a Screen Actors Guild award for the role, also. He’s already been named best actor by the Gotham Awards, Hollywood Film Awards and Rome Film Festival.