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!