Quebec filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée's movie Dallas Buyers Club has received six Oscar nominations, incuding four major categories.
The film is in the running for the top prize of Best Picture as well as Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Original Screenplay.
Actor Matthew McConaughey was nominated for his role as the lead in the film as Ron Woodroof, a real-life heterosexual electrician/rodeo rider who found out he was HIV-positive and turned to smuggling AIDS drugs from Mexico.
Actor Jared Leto was named for his supporting role as a drag queen who enters a business partnership with Woodroof.
The film was also nominated in the categories of Best Film Editing and Make-Up and Hairstyling.
"This is a beautiful way to conclude the tremendous adventure of Dallas Buyers Club," Vallée said in a statement.
"My collaborators and I have had an amazing time making this film. Today we all share a great sense of pride, that of having had the opportunity to tell a story that's both difficult and beautiful, which has touched the hearts of many."
This is the first Oscar nomination for Vallée, the Montreal-born director of such films as the acclaimed coming-of-age tale "C.R.A.Z.Y." which was Canada's submission for Best Foreign Language Film in 2005 but was not nominated.