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Patricia Hansen cheers as she watches Bridges win best actor during the Academy Awards from her Fargo home Sunday. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Bridges' Oscar touches Fargo woman, his mother-in-law

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Patricia Hansen's face beamed like that of a proud parent as Jeff Bridges took the prize for best actor at the Oscars on Sunday night.


"Oh, wonderful. Congratulations, baby!" Hansen, 79, said.

"I feel great. I feel just great," she said.

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