Reese Witherspoon

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As a Southern belle growing up in Nashville, Tennessee, Reese says she never dreamed that she'd win an OscarĀ®. 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.'"