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Oscars 2020 - Renee Zellweger Wins Best Actress for 'Judy'

Alizeh Published On Mon Feb 10 2020   Modified On Mon Feb 10 2020
Oscars 2020 - Renee Zellweger Wins Best Actress for 'Judy'

Renée Zellweger is known to be one of the finest actors in Hollywood. She took home the honor for best actress at the 92nd annual Academy Awards and also the 2020 Oscar for the best actress for judy 

renee wearing a one shoulder white gown holding her oscar

Renee Zellweger accepting her Oscars
Source: Eonline 

Zellweger was the favorite for the award but faced competition from Saoirse Ronan, Cynthia Erivo, Charlize Theron, and Scarlett Johansson.

The actor always said how Judy Garland's been her hero and how she's admired her work ever since she was a child. After taking a step back from acting in 2010 to focus on her health.

Find out: Renee Zellweger Opens Up About Playing Judy Garland

Zellweger, 50, is back in a big way as an Oscar front-runner for her portrayal of Garland in director Rupert Goold's biopic "Judy." 

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Renee as Judy 
Source: NY Post 

The movie captures the last days of Judy Garland, and Renee beautifully portrays the struggles, emotions the late star was going through in that time frame of her life. "It's hard to fully appreciate the context of the circumstances that she was grappling with at the time."

renee talking to a reporter on the premier of judy

Renee Zellweger on the premier of Judy 
Source: E! News

The multimillionaire Zellweger says when people see what Judy was able to achieve in spite of the challenges she faced, then one can see how extraordinary she was. which also sets Judy apart from all the other artists in the same field.

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As iconic Judy was, Renee did not disappoint us; instead gave us a spot-on performance of the star. 

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Renee as Judy Garland in Judy 
Source: Refinery 29

The movie was awarded in film festivals, and Zellweger surely deserved an Oscar for her impeccable portrayal. The actor paid tribute to the enduring legacy of Garland, who died at age 47 in 1969.

This past year, conversations celebrating Judy Garland across generations, across cultures, has been a really cool reminder that our heroes unite us.

In the best actress category, Zellweger beat out the competition, including Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women), and Charlize Theron (Bombshell). 

Watch: Renee Zellweger Oscar speech 

Zellweger mentioned in her speech how she felt honored to be considered in the company of her fellow nominees. 

The other honorable mentions for the Oscars were Joaquin Phoenix who got the best actor award for Joker, Laura Dern for Marriage Story got the Best supporting actress, best animation for Toy story 4, 1917 - Roger Deakins for best cinematography and ‘Parasite’ for the best picture. 

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Oscar 2020 Red carpet moment
Source: Yahoo 

The Oscars 2020 was a star studded night with some of the deserving winners and amazing red carpet looks. Stars like Billie Eilish, Natelie Portman, Billy Porter, Spike Lee graced the carpet with their flamboyant style statement.

Watch: Judy Trailer

Renee, who is yet to become a mother, won the best actress was phenomenal in Judy, and the award was much deserved, including her crew of people who got everything in the film perfect capturing the essence of that era and the style that Judy was known for. 

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