I will always be in awe of Renée Zellweger’s portrayal of Ruby in “Cold Mountain”. She completely transformed herself into the gruff, backwoods Ruby, and yet manages to give her an inner soulfulness and vulnerability. She embodied Ruby with every fiber of her being. I was thrilled when Renée won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress because she truly deserved it. And what a lovely speech she gave when she won. It was a magical night.
Watch her acceptance speech here.