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Matthew McConaughey & Scarlett Johansson win big prizes in Rome

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Nov 17, 2013 | 6:31pm EST

Matthew Mcconaughey and Scarlett Johansson have picked up top prizes at the Rome Film Festival in Italy. The two stars, who recently teamed up to play lovers in a new Dolce & Gabbana scent ad, were named Best Actor and Best Actress for their roles in Dallas Buyers Club and Her, respectively. In Dallas Buyers Club, McConaughey plays a real-life AIDS victim and activist, while Johansson portrays the voice of a computer operating system in Spike Jonze's new film. Documentary Tir won the festival's Best Film prize, becoming the first Italian movie to win the big award since the event began in 2006. Japan's Kiyoshi Kurosawa won the Best Director award for his thriller Seventh Code, while Dallas Buyers Club also won the Audience Prize at Saturday's (16Nov13) ceremony.

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