Renée Zellweger has won her second Oscar for Best Actress for her critically acclaimed role as Judy Garland in the biopic Judy.
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The actress was a strong contender for the win, having already won in the best actress categories at all Oscar precursors, including the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and the BAFTAs. Zellweger’s record-breaking win at the SAG 2020 awards saw her become the first woman and second person after Daniel Day-Lewis to win three individual SAG Awards for film.
Onstage at the 92nd annual Academy Awards, Zellweger expressed her gratitude for her fellow nominees, The Academy, her parents, for chasing the 'American Dream' and the heroes among us.
"Thank you for inviting me here alongside one of the most special collaborations and meaningful experiences of my life."
She also spoke to the late Judy Garland, dedicating her moment of success to her legacy.
"It's been a cool reminder that our heroes unite us... when we look to our heroes, we agree. And that matters."
Zellweger is no stranger to the Oscars stage. In 2004, the now 50-year-old actress won the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, the BAFTA Award and the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Cold Mountain. In her extensive career, Zellweger has received seven Golden Globe nominations, winning four for her performances in Nurse Betty, Chicago, Cold Mountain and now Judy.
Judy, which is directed by Rupert Goold and based loosely on Peter Quilter’s play, “End of the Rainbow,” follows Garland’s sold-out run at a London nightclub months before her death of an accidental drug overdose in June 1969.