Julianne Moore Finally Takes Home Her First Oscar

It only took 30 years, but Julianne Moore has finally won her first Best Actress Oscar for her heartbreaking performance in Still Alice.

The living legend has been nominated four other times prior: Best Supporting Actress for Boogie Nights (1997), Best Actress for The End of the Affair (1999), Best Supporting Actress for The Hours (2002), and Best Actress for Far From Heaven (2002).

Moore’s swept award season with her role as a renowned linguistics professor and family woman who begins suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Earlier this year, she took home the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Independent Spirit Award in the same category. For the Oscar, she beat out Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), and Reese Witherspoon (Wild).

Watch Julianne Moore’s inspiring acceptance speech below. 

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Tara Aquino is an entertainment writer based out of L.A. She likes people, places, and things.