As predicted Jared Leto took home the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. In the film Leto played an AIDS positive transgendered woman. Instead of taking the opportunity to address the hardships of transgendered, Leto instead went for odd laughs and focused mainly on the outward transformation he had to make for the film.
Instead of taking the time out to say something truly significant, Leto kept with the "party hard" theme of the Golden Globes. During his acceptance speech, Leto said:
"It was a very transformative role. I had to do a lot of things to prepare. One of the things I did was wax my entire body, including my eyebrows. I'm just fortunate it was a period piece, and I didn't have to do a full Brazilian. Ladies you know what I'm talkin about and so do some of you men, I think."
Going off of Amy Poehler's Jonah Hill prosthetic joke about Jonah Hill from the top of the night, Leto took the joke and put it into his acceptance speech, by saying:
"That tiny little Brazilian bubble butt was all mine."While it would have been nice to hear Leto talk about his lessons learned about the lives that are based on his character, a few people have went on to say that Leto's speech is just another form of homophobia in American culture. Salon, in a reaching article, said that Leto's acceptance speech:
"It's an actor's job to prepare for a role in whatever way the script demands; it may have been difficult for Leto to wax his entire body, but it's sort of a weird punchline for a person whose entire role was about body discomfort and the painful modifications one must make to feel okay with oneself."So far in the season Jared Leto has mostly beat out his fellow nominees by taking home a few accolades for his portrayal of Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club.