Laura Dern took the gold statue for Best Supporting Actress for her brittle performance in “Marriage Story” at the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, or Oscars, held at the Dolby Theatre here Sunday night.
It’s Dern’s first Oscar win, beating out Kathy Bates, Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh and Margot Robbie.
Dern has dominated the category at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, and British Academy Awards this season for her portrayal of Nora Fanshaw, a high-powered divorce lawyer in the drama film.
She thanked Noah Baumbach, director and screenwriter of “Marriage Story” for “a movie about love, and about breaching divisions.”
The actress also thanked her actor parents, Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, calling them “acting legends” and her “heroes.”
Dern, whose birthday is Monday, finished her acceptance speech by saying, “This is the best birthday present ever.”
She had been nominated twice before for Oscars for “Rambling Rose” and “Wild.” Enditem