Zellweger is the seventh actress in Oscar history to win awards in both lead and support categories.
Renée Zellweger won best actress at the 92nd annual Academy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 9) for her performance as Judy Garland in Judy. This is the second year in a row that a portrayal of a music legend has won an Oscar. Rami Malek took best actor last year for playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.
This is only the second time in Oscar history that portrayals of music stars have won in back-to-back years. Jamie Foxx took the 2004 best actor award for playing Ray Charles in Ray. Reese Witherspoon took best actress the following year for playing June Carter Cash in Walk the Line.
Zellweger, who was less than two months old when Garland died in London in June 1969, was generous in saluting the legendary star in her acceptance speech at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.