AUSTIN, Texas—Marcia Gay Harden, a 1980 graduate of the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, and Renée Zellweger, a 1992 graduate of the university’s College of Liberal Arts, have been nominated for Best Supporting Actress Oscars by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Oscar winners will be announced on Feb. 29 at the 76th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.
Harden won an Oscar in 2001 for her performance in “Pollock,” and she’s been nominated this year for her performance opposite Sean Penn in “Mystic River.”
This is the third Oscar nomination for Zellweger, who received nominations for ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’ for “Bridget Jones’ Diary” in 2001 and for “Chicago” in 2002. This year she has been nominated for her role as Ruby Thewes in “Cold Mountain.”
Longhorns who’ve been nominated in the past include Department of Theatre and Dance alum Joe I. Tompkins, who was nominated for Best Costume Design in 1989 and 1983; Radio-Television-Film graduate Michael Corenblith, who was nominated for Art Direction in 2000 and 1995; and Owen Wilson (English, attended ’91) and Wes Anderson (’90), who were nominated for Best Original Screenplay in 2001 for “The Royal Tenenbaums.”
For more information contact: Bruno Longarini, College of Fine Arts, 512-475-7021; Robin Gerrow, College of Liberal Arts, 512-232-2145.