Oscars 2020: Renée Zellweger wins Best Actress for 'Judy'

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Renee Zellweger accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for "Judy" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Renee Zellweger accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for "Judy" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Renée Zellweger has been named Best Actress at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood for her role as Judy Garland in Judy. It’s the actor’s second Oscar win from four nominations.

She won over fellow nominees Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women), and Charlize Theron (Bombshell) and was presented the Oscar by Rami Malek.

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Collecting her prize, Zellweger said: "When we celebrate our heroes, we're reminded of who we are as one people, united, and although Judy Garland did not receive this honour in our time, I'm certain this moment is an extension of her legacy that began on a film set.

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"Miss Garland, you are certainly among the heroes who unite and define us and this is certainly for you. I'm so grateful."

Renee Zellweger as cinema legend Judy Garland in new biopic 'Judy'. (Credit: Pathe)
Renee Zellweger as cinema legend Judy Garland in new biopic 'Judy'. (Credit: Pathe)

The 50-year-old had previously been nominated for an Oscar in Bridget Jones’s Diary, Chicago and Cold Mountain for which she won Best Supporting Actress in 2004.

Her performance as Garland has already won the star a Golden Globe, BAFTA, SAG Award, and Critics Choice Award.

The 92nd Academy Awards took place overnight at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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