It looks like Renee Zellweger could be up for her fourth Oscar nomination. The 50-year-old actress stars as Judy Garland in the upcoming biopic ‘Judy,’ which is set to hit theaters September 27.
Audiences at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival were able to view it a few weeks early though, and it’s safe to say, everyone loved it.
Renee got a three-minute standing ovation following the premiere, which reportedly left her in tears. Variety’s Janelle Riley wrote on social media that in her 15 years of attending the festival, she had “never seen a standing ovation like the one for Renee Zellweger at ‘Judy.’”
Critics are praising her performance in the film. Even the few critics who didn’t really enjoy the movie overall are saying that Renee’s performance is incredible.
Globe and Mail’s Johanna Schneller writes…
This is one of those solo turns where the star performance matters more than the story, and Renee Zellweger, playing the legendary singer Judy Garland in her sad last months – broke, anxious, drunk, rueful, but still in it – gives it everything she’s got.
Renee might want to start practicing her acceptance speech now.[mashshare]