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Pete Hammond believes Matthew McConaughey is becoming a stronger contender to win the Oscar as Best Actor for "Dallas Buyers Club." He "lit up" the Palm Springs crowd with his speech Saturday night and has been nominated for everything in sight (Golden Globe, SAG, Critics Choice, Spirit Awards). He also has a red-hot career, now "winning raves" for his new HBO drama "True Detective" debuting this Sunday, and has put in strong work this past year in "Mud" and "The Wolf of Wall Street." Deadline. In advance of their complete nomination announcement on Wednesday, BAFTA unveils their contenders for the Rising Star Award. They are: Dane DeHaan ("Kill Your Darlings), George Mackay ("How I Live Now"), Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave"), Will Poulter ("We're the Millers"), and Lea Seydoux ("Blue is the Warmest Color"). Recent winners have included Eva Green, Tom Hardy, and J »

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