Matthew McConaughey accepts the Oscar for best actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club" at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Matthew McConaughey's double triumph

The actor dominated small screens Sunday night with his Oscar win and the penultimate episode of "True Detective"


Neil Drumming
March 2, 2014 10:25PM (UTC)

What I learned from tonight's Oscar broadcast -- that I ought to see "Dallas Buyers Club" ASAP -- I already knew. Jared Leto's acceptance speech was touching and, as cliche as it sounds, classy. Matthew McConaughey's was at once predictable and invigorating. But for proof that the veteran actor is reaching a more-than-all-right-all-right height in his career, one needed only switch over to HBO for the penultimate episode of the premiere season of "True Detective."

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