Skip to main content

Renee Zellweger wins Best Actress for Judy at the Oscars 2020

(Image credit: LD Entertainment)

Renee Zellweger has won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance as Judy Garland in Judy, beating fellow nominees Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women), and Charlize Theron (Bombshell).

While Zellweger has previously won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Cold Mountain, she has lost out twice for Best Actress (Bridget Jones's Diary in 2002 and Chicago in 2003). Today, that all changes.

Accepting the awards, Zellweger said: "Thank you for inviting me here alongside one of the most special collaborations and meaningful experiences of my life."

Zellweger also heaped praise on her director Rupert Goold, saying, "It was a pleasure to work with [him]," before listing the cast and crew of Judy."

She ended with her speech by reflecting on Judy Garland's legacy: "it's been a cool reminder that our heroes unite us... when we look to our heroes, we agree. And that matters."

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

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.