Oscars: Liza Minnelli Salutes Mom Judy Garland on the Red Carpet (Video)

The actress, who will take part in a tribute to Garland and “The Wizard of Oz” during the show, also made a statement with a blue streak in her hair

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

Liza Minnelli and her siblings, Lorna Luft and Joseph Luft, are at the Oscars to pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” but their time on the red carpet was all about saluting the film’s big star — and their mother — Judy Garland.

“She was great, she loved her family, and her kids more than anything,” Minnelli told CNN during its red carpet coverage. “And she raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great — but how to laugh through it.”

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Minnelli, who won her own Oscar for her performance in “Cabaret,” also joked that she was feeling some butterflies while walking the red carpet.

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“I’m just nervous,” Minnelli said. “I want to do everything right. This is for mama. And so I’m — I’m vaguely nervous.”

Her blue hair, of course, was cooler than anyone else’s on the carpet.