Renee Zellweger ended the awards season with a high award, taking the honors for Best Actress at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards. She won the award by playing the role of the late Judy Garland in the biopic Judy.
He made speeches at this year’s Golden Globes and Film Independent Spirit Awards, like his Thank You Speech, Zellweger – who last won an Oscar for his supporting role in 2003’s Cold Mountain – he paid tribute to Garland’s ultimate legacy in his speech , Who died in 1969 at the age of 47.
“In the past year, conversations that have celebrated Judy Garland across cultures have been a really good reminder that our heroes unite us,” Zellweger began by saying. “Now, the best among us that inspires us to find the best in ourselves, when they unite us – when we see our heroes, we agree and matter.”
Zellweger named celebrities in his speech that he believes share Garland’s best features, such as Venus and Serena Williams and Martin Scorsese; Selena, along with other late icons including Fred Rogers and Harriet Tubman.
“When we celebrate our heroes, we are reminded of who we are as one people united,” Zelweger continued. “And, no, Judy Garland didn’t receive [an Oscar] in her time. [But] I’m sure this moment is an extension of the celebration of her legacy that debuted on our film set, and is also representative. The fact is that his legacy of unparalleled exceptionalism and uniqueness and generosity in spirit surpasses any one artistic achievement. ”
Added Zellweger, “Judy Garland, you are definitely one of those heroes who unite us and define us. And this is definitely for you.”
In the Best Actress category, Zellweger defeated the competition, including Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Cynthia Arrivo (Harriet), Charlize Theron (Bombshell) and Sorceress Ronan (Little Woman). Zellweger noted in his speech that he felt “it is an honor” to be in the company of his fellow nominees.
The 2020 Oscars aired live on ABC from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and Hollywood’s Highland Center.
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