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Oscars 2020: Renee Zellweger wins Best Actress

Renee Zellweger has completed a spectacular comeback and claimed the top prize at the 92nd Academy Awards by walking away with the ‘Best Actress’ for her role in Rupert Goold film Judy.

Zellweger has edged out stiff competition from the likes of Charlize Theron, Cynthia Erivo, Saoirse Ronan and Scarlett Johansson to win the award at the high profile event hosted at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The film, a biographical drama about the iconic singer and actress Judy Garland, arrived as an adaptation of the West End play End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter and sees Zellweger in fine form in the lead role.

“Thirty years after starring in The Wizard of Oz, beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub,” the film’s synopsis reads. “While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.”

While the film was received positive reviews with the likes of Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, and Michael Gambon all appearing, it is Zellweger’s sparkling performance which hit the headlines as she has been recognised by winning a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, British Academy Film Award and now, the pinnacle, an Academy Award.