Zellweger is the 7th actress in Oscar background to win awards in both leads and also assistance groups.
Renée Zellweger won the finest starlet at the 92nd annual Academy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 9) for her performance as Judy Garland in Judy. This is the 2nd year in a row that a portrayal of a song’s tale has won an Oscar. Rami Malek took an ideal actor in 2015 for playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in Hippie Rhapsody.
This is just the second time in Oscar’s background that portrayals of music stars have won in back-to-back years. Jamie Foxx took the 2004 best actor award for playing Ray Charles in Ray. Reese Witherspoon took the finest starlet the following year for playing June Carter Money in Stroll the Line.
Zellweger, that was less than 2 months old when Garland died in London in June 1969, was generous in admiring the epic star in her approval speech at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
” When we commemorate our heroes, we’re advised of who we are as one people, united. And though Judy did not get this honor at the time, I am certain that this minute is an expansion of the party of her legacy that started on our film set. As well as it is additionally representative of the fact that her legacy of unique exceptionalism and also inclusivity and generosity of spirit transcends any type of one artistic achievement.
” Miss Garland, you are certainly among the heroes who unite and also define us as well as this is certainly for you.”
Garland won a unique Academy Award in 1939 for her efficiency in The Wizard of Oz, yet she never ever won an Oscar in competitors. Garland notoriously shed the 1954 best actress honor that numerous idea would be hers for A Star Is Birthed to Elegance Kelly in The Nation Woman. Groucho Marx sent her a telegram saying just, “Beloved Judy, this is the greatest burglary considering that Verge’s.”.
Zellweger won the finest sustaining actress for Cold Hill (2003 ). (Some assumed that award was largely a consolation prize for having shed a close race for best actress the year prior to when she was chosen for Chicago.) Zellweger is the 7th starlet in Oscar background to win honors in both leads and also support groups. She adheres to Helen Hayes, Ingrid Bergman, Maggie Smith, Meryl Streep, Jessica Lange, and Cate Blanchett.
The larger-than-life, yet all as well human Garland is an abundant role. Two starlets won Emmys for playing the celebrity in ABC’s Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001 ). Judy Davis won outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or a motion picture; Tammy Blanchard won the equal supporting actress award for playing Garland as a young person.