File- Renee Zellweger was crowned best actress for her portrait of Hollywood legend Judy Garland in “Judy”.
CAIRO - 10 February 2020: Renee Zellweger was crowned best actress for her portrait of Hollywood legend Judy Garland in “Judy”.
''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'' Zellweger said in her acceptance speech.
Zellweger thanked the entire cast and crew who worked so hard on this film. The Oscar-winning star thanked as well her immigrant folks who came to US with nothing besides the American dream.
''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'' Zellweger recounted in her speech.
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