Jean-Marc Vallée at the Academy Awards. (Getty Images)
It was a bittersweet night at the Oscars for "Dallas Buyers Club" director Jean-Marc Vallée. The Montreal filmmaker was not nominated for Best Director, but he did make the cut in the Best Film Editing category under the pseudonym John Mac McMurphy. Unfortunately, both Vallée and fellow "Dallas Buyers Club" editor Martin Pensa lost out to Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger for "Gravity."
It wasn't all bad news for the Quebec director, though, as "Dallas Buyers Club" dominated in the acting categories. Jared Leto kicked off the night winning the Best Supporting Actor trophy, and Matthew McConaughey took home the coveted Best Actor prize. Both actors took a moment during their speeches to thank Vallée.
Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey accept their Oscars. (Getty Images)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling winners Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews also thanked their "Dallas Buyers Club" director. The film's makeup budget was an astoundingly small $250 U.S.
The director may not have gone home with any Oscars himself, but the fact that both Leto and McConaughey took homeRead More »from Quebec director Jean-Marc Vallée thanked by ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Oscar winners