The other actor who has a chance to join the list is Margot Robbie for Promising Young Woman
Frances McDormand can achieve a new milestone for women at the Oscars, after the 63-year-old delivered a stellar performance in Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland. Critics and audiences have equally loved her performance and have been posting reviews regarding it, which led to her being a top contender as a nominee for the sixth time. McDormand had already won two best actress Oscars for 1996’s Fargo and 2018’s Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.
McDormand is also a producer for Nomadland and can end up receiving a double nomination this year as a producer and an actor, which would make her the first woman in Academy Awards history to receive two nominations.
Previous actor and producer nominations
The reason why McDormand’s nominations are so talked about is because she could be getting both in the same night. Other actors have received such nominations, but in different years. For example, Barbara Streisand won an Oscar for Best Lead Actress in 1968’s Funny Girl and was nominated as a producer for 1991’s The Prince of Tides. Then there is Oprah Winfrey who was nominated for 1986’s The Color Purple in the supporting actress category, and 2014’s Selma as a producer.
Margot Robbie nearly became the first woman to get this achievement after being nominated for Best Actress in 2017’s I, Tonya, but didn’t get a nomination for the Best Picture category. But she has a chance of making it as a producer if her film Promising Young Woman manages to make it to the top category. The movie stars Carey Mulligan in the lead, who also has a chance of recieving a nomination for her performance.