Jared Leto continued proving he's a mama's boy Sunday night after winning the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role as a transgender AIDS patient in “Dallas Buyers Club.”
Highlighting that his mother was a single mom, Leto thanked her for her determination to give her children a better life.
“I thank my mother because she's everything. She has inspired me in ways I can talk about for days,” Leto said backstage.
His mother has been by his side throughout awards season, often accompanying him on the red carpet. Leto also mentioned her in his Golden Globes speech and again last month at the Oscars Nominee Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton.
“The biggest lessons (my mom) taught me was to dream and then to do the work that it takes to make dreams reality,” Leto said.
Backstage, Leto also thanked his publicist Robin Baum whom he says he forgot to thank on stage.
Then he began passing around his Academy Award.
“I bet this is the first time anyone has passed his Oscar around for anorgy,” Leto said.
He even encouraged the press to take selfies with his award, but organizers quickly reminded the room that no photos were allowed, to which Leto said: “If you guys want to get media, let the media do what they do.”
Of course, the room broke out into applause.
This was Leto's first Academy Award. The 42-year-old is also the lead singer in the band 30 Seconds to Mars.