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Dallas Buyers Club's Jared Leto is now part of an elite new club: Oscar winners. The star took home the award for Best Supporting Actor at Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony for his heralded turn as a transgender AIDS patient in the acclaimed drama, opposite Matthew McConaughey. In accepting his award, Leto paid tribute to his mother, Constance, who sat alongside the actor and his brother, Shannon. "In 1971," Leto shared, "a teenage girl was pregnant with her second child. She was a high-school drop-out ... But somehow she managed to make a better life for her children." "That girl is my mother, »

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