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Updated: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:00:00 GMT | By Emma Jones
Oscars 2014: Best & worst moments

Best actor

Matthew McConaughey (© LUCY NICHOLSON/Newscom/RTR)
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Winner of Best actor: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Having pre-emptively tripped on the red carpet earlier in the evening, presenter Jennifer Lawrence was able to make it to the mic without incident to present the award for Best actor to Matthew McConaughey, who underwent a drastic change to play his AIDS-afflicted character in Dallas Buyers Club. “Whatever it is we look up to, whatever it is we’re looking forward to and whatever it is we’re chasing,” said McConaughey, “Keep chasing your hero… Alright, alright, alright!”