The prestigious awards ceremony in the history of Hollywood cinema, The Academy Awards aka Oscars 2020 finally commenced with much fanfare and excitement on Sunday night. During the awards ceremony, Laura Dern bagged her first Oscar Award for Marriage Story directed by Noah Baumbach. The actress took home the Best Supporting Actress trophy. Laura, the daughter of acclaimed Hollywood actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, in her acceptance speech, thanked her family including her step-children and her 'heart and inspiration'. She further expressed her gratitude towards her parents whom she addressed as her 'acting heroes'. Laura concluded her speech by calling the Academy Awards as the best birthday gift she received.
"Noah wrote a movie about love and about breaching divisions in the name and in the honor of family and home, and hopefully for all of us, in the name of our planet. And I would like to say a special thank you to the gifts of the love stories in my life: my stepchildren, C.J. and Harris, my heart and inspiration, Ellery and Jaya. And you know, some say never meet your heroes, but I say, if you’re really blessed, you get them as your parents. I share this with my acting heroes, my legends, Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern. You got game. I love you. Thank you all for this gift; this is the best birthday present ever. I love you. I love my friends. You lift me up every day. Thank you," Laura told in her speech.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 10, 2020
In Marriage Story, Laura’s character, attorney Nora Fanshaw, fights on behalf of co-star Scarlett Johansson for custody of her son in her divorce from her husband, played by Adam Driver. Laura, for the unversed, was nominated for Oscars for the first time in 1992 in the category of Best Actress in Rambling Rose and also found her name nominated in 2015 for the Best Supporting Actress in Wild.
(Source: The Academy Twitter)