The 86th Academy Awards: “And the Oscar goes to . . .”

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Matthew McConaughey won the Best Actor Oscar for his role as AIDS activist Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club.

The red carpet had to be covered because of rain but this did not dampen the enthusiasm and eagerness of the handsome actors and beautifully-gowned actresses to pose for the cameras.

The excitement for the 13½-inch-tall, 8½-pound Oscar statuette coveted by thespians was back again this year with the funny and talented Ellen DeGeneres hosting the awards ceremony.