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Laura Dern wins Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story at the Oscars 2020

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Laura Dern has won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Marriage Story, beating fellow nominees Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell), Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit), Florence Pugh (Little Women), and Margot Robbie (Bombshell).

Dern won for her role as perpetually styling divorce lawyer Nora Fanshaw, who gave us some of the year's best quips about marriage, love, and gender dynamics. 

Accepting the award, a tearful Dern said: "Noah wrote a movie about love, and breaking divisions in the name of family, home... and hopefully our planet. Some say never meet your heroes, but if you're really blessed then you get them as your parents." 

Dern's parents are actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. She went on to say, "Thank you all for this gift. This is the best birthday present ever.” 

The night before the Oscars, Dern was honoured at The Spirit Awards (opens in new tab) with a video tribute and a chorus repeatedly singing her name. She had, by anyone's standards, an incredible weekend. 

The Oscars ceremony was full of surprises, including a Best Picture win for Parasite. Here's the full Oscars 2020 winners list.

Alyssa Mercante
Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.