Watch Renée Zellweger's Oscars 2020 Speech for Best Actress
Feb 9th, 2020
Renée Zellweger is the Oscars 2020 winner for Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Judy Garland in JUDY! Congratulations to Renée Zellweger on her second Oscar win. This is her fourth nomination and third in this category. Other nominees for Actress in a Leading Role included Cynthia Erivo in HARRIET, Scarlett Johansson in MARRIAGE STORY, Saoirse Ronan in LITTLE WOMEN, and Charlize Theron in BOMBSHELL. Watch Renée Zellweger's Oscar acceptance speech below!
UPDATE: This clip has expired.See the full transcript below:
Thank you to the Academy. Thank you for inviting me here alongside one of the most special collaborations and meaningful experiences of my life. I've said it before, and I'm going to say it again. Cynthia, Scarlett, Charlize, Saoirse, I have to say, boy, it is an honor to be considered in your company.
David Livingstone, Cameron McCracken, director Rupert Gould, boy, it was a privilege to work with you. I feel so proud to be in your beautiful movie. I got to thank my stage moms, Matt and Jeff and Eric, Paul, Gary, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, all the cast and the crew who worked so hard on this film to celebrate Judy Garland. My extended family at CAA, Peter, Brian, and Kevin. Imprint, Nicole and Dom. Nanci Ryder, thank you for the 25 years. John Carrabino, my handsome date of 25 years. Thank you for always dreaming bigger than I would dare and for bringing it back to the work and joy and gratitude. My immigrant folks who came here with nothing but each other and a belief in the American dream. How about this? Thank you to you big brother Drew, Brandy, Judy, Stone, and Eva for all the love, all the love and support possible that makes you believe anything is possible.
I have to say that this past year of conversations celebrating Judy Garland across genders and … I'm sorry, it's across generations and across cultures has been a really cool reminder that our heroes unite us. No, the best among us who inspire us to find the best in ourselves. They unite us. When we look to our heroes, we agree, and that matters. Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride, Dolores Huerta, Venus and Serena and Selena, Bob Dylan, Scorsese, Fred Rogers, Harriet Tubman. We agree on our teachers, and we agree on our courageous men and women in uniform who serve. We agree on our first responders and firefighters. When we celebrate our heroes, we're reminded of who we are as one people united.
No, Judy Garland did not receive this honor in her time. I am certain that this moment is an extension of the celebration of her legacy that began on our film set. It's also representative of the fact that her legacy of unique exceptionalism and inclusivity and generosity of spirit, it transcends any one artistic achievement. Miss Garland, you are certainly among the heroes who unite and define us, and this is certainly for you. I am so grateful. Thank you so much, everybody. Good night. Thank you.
Renée Zellweger accepts the Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role for the film, JUDY, at Oscars 2020.
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In JUDY, thirty years after she shot to stardom, showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run of shows. As she prepares her act, fights with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and fans, her wit and warmth shine through. The 92nd Oscars were held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby®