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Oscar® Night Highlights
First-time Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon
 
During the 78th Annual Academy Awards®, millions watched as Reese Witherspoon was awarded the Best Actress statuette for her work in Walk the Line. Only hours after being crowned Hollywood's new golden girl, Reese returns to the very spot where she accepted her first Oscar® to reflect on the big night.

As a Southern belle growing up in Nashville, Reese says she never dreamed that she'd win an Oscar. After celebrating until 3 a.m. on Oscar night, she says reality began to sink in when her head finally hit the pillow.

"[Winning] felt surreal to me," Reese says. "It was just nice to have a moment and just go, 'Wait, I've done something. I actually made a good movie.'"

In Walk the Line, Reese plays country music star June Carter Cash and wows audiences with her impressive vocals. After a night of thanking friends, family and co-stars, Reese lost her voice, but she kept a tight grip on her prized Oscar!