McConaughey played Ron Woodroof in “Dallas Buyers Club,” who is battling AIDS and begins to import and sell nontoxic and anti-viral medications to help fight the disease. The medications had not been approved by the FDA, but seemed far more effective than anything else available.
“Already acclaimed for his risk-taking work, Matthew McConaughey now achieves a career-defining performance portraying Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club. It is a privilege to honor him for this role and celebrate his achievement,” said Carlos de Abreu, founder of the Hollywood Film Awards.
The Hollywood Film Awards will take place on October 21 at the Beverly Hilton in California.