The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Special airs annually 1 hour prior to the "College Football Awards" show. Two of the total of 11 awards presented this night are only awarded during this live Red carpet event. The 2 awards presented during this 1 hour long special are the John Mackey Award (most outstanding tight end) and the Rimington Award (most outstanding center).
Type: Award Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
College Football Awards Red Carpet Special - Renée Zellweger - Netflix
Renée Kathleen Zellweger (; born April 25, 1969) is an American actress and producer. She has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She was also named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year in 2009, and established herself as one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses in 2007. Zellweger's first major film role came in the horror sequel Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), which she followed with a critically acclaimed appearance in Empire Records (1995). She later gained widespread attention for her roles in the dramedy sports film Jerry Maguire (1996) and the comedy Nurse Betty (2000), for which she won her first Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. She subsequently starred in the romantic comedy Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), obtaining nominations for the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Leading Actress. Her role in the musical Chicago (2002) earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and won her a Golden Globe Award. She won the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award, the Golden Globe Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress for the epic war drama Cold Mountain (2003). She later reprised her title role in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), starred in Cinderella Man (2005), and played author Beatrix Potter in the biopic Miss Potter (2006). She had several starring roles in limited release films, such as Appaloosa (2008), My One and Only (2009), Case 39 (2009), and My Own Love Song (2010), which were followed by a six-year hiatus from acting work. Zellweger returned to the screen for the third Bridget Jones film, Bridget Jones's Baby (2016).
College Football Awards Red Carpet Special - 2008–2015: Career setbacks and hiatus - Netflix
Afterwards in 2009, she starred as George Hamilton's mother, opposite Chris Noth and Kevin Bacon in My One and Only, a comedy loosely based on Hamilton's early life on the road with his mother and brother. Distributed for a limited release to certain parts of the United States only, the film was acclaimed by critics, with Zellweger gaining an equally positive response; Bill Gray, of Entertainment Weekly felt she played her part “to her strengths”, and reviewer Mick LaSalle found her performance to be a “standout”. In Case 39, she took on the role of a social worker assigned to take care of a mysterious girl. Filmed in 2006, the supernatural thriller had a lengthy post-production and was not released in theaters in the United States until 2010. The film was universally panned by critics and only earned US$5.3 million in its opening weekend, leading Indiewire to write that Zellweger “faces an [u]ncertain [f]uture” as she was in “an unforgiving industry that doles out few juicy roles for women over 40”. She then played a former singer suffering from paralysis in the road drama My Own Love Song. The little-seen film was screened at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, and went directly-to-video. After My Own Love Song was released, Zellweger took a six-year hiatus from screen acting, as she found the time to “go away and grow up a bit”. Reflecting on this period of time in a July 2016 interview with British Vogue magazine, she explained: “I was fatigued and wasn’t taking the time I needed to recover between projects, and it caught up with me [...] I got sick of the sound of my own voice”. In 2013, Zellweger co-created and executive produced Cinnamon Girl, an original drama series set in the Hollywood movie and music scenes of the late 1960s and early 1970s, but the Lifetime network passed on the pilot.
None of Zellweger's live-action films released between 2008 and 2010—Leatherheads, Appaloosa, New in Town, My One and Only, Case 39, or My Own Love Song—performed particularly well at the box office. Zellweger appeared alongside George Clooney in his directorial venture Leatherheads (2008), a period comedy about the early years of professional American football. She portrayed Lexie Littleton, a Chicago Tribune newspaper reporter. The film received largely mixed reviews and made US$13.5 million in its opening weekend, described as “disappointing” by website Box Office Mojo. MTV.com praised the actress for “displaying an unexpected gift for drawling sarcasm”, but Kevin Williamson for website Jam! criticized her role, remarking that she, “as the kind of lippy heroine epitomized by Rosalind Russell, is miscast in a role that demands snark, not sleepy-eyed sweetness”. In the western Appaloosa (2008), she appeared opposite Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen, playing Allison French, a beguiling widow and the love interest of Harris' character. The film earned critical acclaim but grossed a modest $20 million at the North American box office. Zellweger produced the made-for-television feature Living Proof, starring Harry Connick Jr., about the true story of Dr. Denny Slamon. It was co-produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and premiered in October 2008 on Lifetime Television. Her first film release in 2009 was New in Town, a comedy where she played a Miami high-powered consultant adjusting to her new life in a small Minnesota town. The movie rated poorly with reviewers and made a lackluster US$16 million in its domestic theatrical run. Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian stated that her “rabbity, dimply pout – surely the strangest facial expression in Hollywood – simpers and twitches out of the screen in this moderate girly flick that adheres with almost religious fanaticism to the feelgood romcom handbook”. Following her appearance in the movie, she provided her voice for a supporting character in DreamWorks' computer-animated 3-D feature film Monsters vs. Aliens.
College Football Awards Red Carpet Special - References - Netflix