By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com
Published: 16:49 GMT, 13 January 2020 | Updated: 16:50 GMT, 13 January 2020
Renee Zellweger has had a stupendous comeback with her new film Judy about the last chapter in Judy Garland’s life.
And the Academy Awards agrees as they gave the 50-year-old actress a nomination for Best Actress on Monday morning.
It has been 16 years since the Texas native was included on the Oscar list. The last time was in 2004 when she was nominated – and won – for her 2003 film Cold Mountain.
Scroll down for a list of nominations…
On top of the world: Renee Zellweger has had a stupendous comeback with her new film Judy. And the Academy Awards agrees as they gave her a nomination for Best Actress on Monday morning; seen on Sunday at the Critics’ Choice Awards
Her costars in that epic were Nicole Kidman and Jude Law.
The film was a classic story of love set against the backdrop of the American Civil War.
A wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman (Law) deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada Kidman), who he left behind to tend their farm.
She knew how to finesse this role: The beauty wore ageing makeup to play Judy Garland
Showstopper: And in the film the songbird sang the tunes on stage
Renee plays strange drifter named Ruby who helps him along.
Her other nominations are for her role as murderer turned famed singer and dancer Roxy Hart in the 2002 film Chicago directed by Robert Marshall.
She landed in the Best Actress category and was pitted against Catherine Zeta-Jones who won.
Oscar beauty: It has been 16 years since the Texas native was included on the Oscar list. The last time was in 2004 when she was nominated – and won – for her 2003 film Cold Mountain
Two pros: Here Renee is seen in war story Cold Mountain with Nicole Kidman
Before that Renee was nominated for her turn in the 2001 film Bridget Jones’s Diary.
She perfected an English accent and gain almost 30lbs for that role that was made popular by the best-selling 1996 novel by Helen Fielding.
Renee has been winning award after award for her work in Judy.
On Sunday the blonde received a Critics’ Choice Award. And earlier this month she picked up Golden Globe Award.
This comes after a six year break from Hollywood.
Sizzling in this one: Her other nominations are for her role as murderer turned fame dancer Roxy in the 2003 film Chicago directed by Robert Marshall. She landed in the Best Actress category and was pitted against Catherine Zeta-Jones who won.
The actress had worked steadily since 1994, appearing in films such as Jerry Maguire, One True Thing and Cinderella Man;sometimes.
But then she stepped back.
She told Vogue U.K. the break was long overdue.
‘I was fatigued and wasn’t taking the time I needed to recover between projects, and it caught up with me,’ Zellweger said. ‘I got sick of the sound of my own voice: it was time to go away and grow up a bit.’
She added, ‘As a creative person, saying no to that wonderful once-in-a-lifetime project is hard.’
A good start: Before that Renee was nominated for her turn in the 2002 film Bridget Jones’s Diary. She perfected an English accent and gain over 20lbs for that role that was made popular by the best-selling 1996 novel by Helen Fielding. Seen with Hugh Grant and Colin Firth
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Cynthia Erivo – Harriet
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Renée Zellweger – Judy
Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell
Laura Dern – Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh – Little Women
Margot Robbie – Bombshell
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
Al Pacino – The Irishman
Joe Pesci – The Irishman
Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho – Parasite
Sam Mendes – 1917
Todd Phillips – Joker
Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
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BEST SOUND MIXING
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BEST SOUND EDITING
Ford V Ferrari – Donald Sylvester
Joker – Alan Robert Murray
1917 – Oliver Tarrney and Rachel Tate
One Upon as Time in Hollywood – Wylie Stateman
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – Matthew Wood and David Acord
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
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I’m Gonna Love me Again – Rocketman
I’m Standing With You – Breakthrough
Into the Unknown – Frozen II
Stand Up – Harriet
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Toy Story 4
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
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BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
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BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
In the Absence
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BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Lion King
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BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1917 – Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Knives Out – Rian Johnson
Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino
Parasite – Bong Joon Ho & Jin Won Han
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Irishman – Steven Zaillian
Jojo Rabbit – Taika Waititi
Joker – Todd Phillips & Scott Silver
Little Women – Greta Gerwig
The Two Popes – Anthony McCarten
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
Corpus Christi (Poland)
Honeyland (North Macedonia)
Les Miserables (France)
Pain and Glory (Spain)
Parasite (South Korea)
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
BEST FILM EDITING
Ford v Ferrari – Andrew Buckland & Michael McCusker
The Irishman – Thelma Schoonmaker
Jojo Rabbit – Tom Eagles
Joker – Jeff Groth
Parasite – Jinmo Yang
1917 – Roger Deakins
The Irishman – Rodrigo Prieto
Joker – Lawrence Sher
The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Robert Richardson
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Oscar nominations 2020: Renee Zellweger lands her first Oscar nod in 16 years
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