Laura Dern won the best supporting actress Oscar at the 92nd Academy Awards. This is for her role as a divorce lawyer in Marriage Story. Dern had to overcome competition from Kathy Bates in Richard Jewell and Florence Pugh from Little Women.
Marriage Story, written and directed by Noah Baumbach, stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. The two essays the role of a couple whose marriage faces separation. It also focuses on the divorce’s effect on their lives, the conflicting emotions, child custody, and so on. Dern plays Nora Fanshaw, the lawyer Johansson’s character hires to represent her.
Picking up her award, Dern thanked the Academy, Baumbach for his “vision, magic and friendship”, her step-children and children. She then thanked her parents, actors Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern: “You got game, I love you.”
“This is the best birthday present ever,” she concluded. The actress’s birthday is on 10th February.
Dern won every award for her role in Marriage Story. This includes the Bafta, Golden Globe, Critics Choice, and the Screen Actors Guild awards. This is her first Oscar. She got nominated twice before, for best actress in 1992 for Rambling Rose and best-supporting actress in 2015 for Wild.