Renee Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, Laura Dern and Brad Pitt complete second acting sweep with Oscar wins

Renee Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, Laura Dern and Brad Pitt complete second acting sweep with Oscar wins
Break out the brooms because Renee Zellweger (“Judy”) and Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”), Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”) and Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) just completed the second acting sweep ever. The four claimed Oscars on Sunday — lead for Zellweger and Phoenix, supporting for Dern and Pitt — to go with their statuettes from the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA Awards this season.

The first quartet to go 20/20 at all the televised awards was Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) and Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards”) two years ago. Until then, no foursome had done a full sweep since BAFTA became an Oscar precursor in the 2000-01 season, with the previous closest being the class of 2014: Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”), J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) and Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) went 19/20, thanks to Michael Keaton
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