Renée Zellwegger wins Oscar award for best actress

Renee Zellweger poses with her Oscar for Best Actress in "Judy" in the photo room during the 92nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 10, 2020. (Photo: AP)

Renée Zellwegger has won the best actress Academy Award for her portrayal of Judy Garland in the tumultuous final year of her life.

It is Zellweger’s second Oscar; she won the supporting actress award in 2004 for “Cold Mountain.”

The actress has enjoyed front-runner status throughout awards season, picking up top Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild honors last month.

Zellweger undertook the huge challenge of playing the beloved star by focusing on every aspect of Garland, from her voice to her hair, makeup and stage presence.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57