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These are the actors set to make Oscar history in 2021

  • Published at 10:13 am January 4th, 2021
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Margot Robbie Collected

The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, set to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on April 25, could be a historic night, particularly for women


Two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand is set to make Oscar history as the first woman in Awademy awards history to bag double nominations for producing and acting in her critically acclaimed film Nomadland. 

She plays a woman in her sixties named Fern - who loses everything during the Great Recession in one of the most acclaimed films of 2020.

Directed by Chloe Zhao, Nomadland features the largely overlooked casualties of the 2007-2009 economic collapse: older Americans.


Frances McDormand in Nomadland 

The 63-year-old actor, who previously won the Best Actress award for Fargo and Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, could make Oscars 2021 a historic night for female artists. 

If she clinches the Best Actress award for Nomadland, she will join the ranks of acting  legends, Ingrid Bergman, Walter Brennan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, who have won the much-coveted acting award thrice. 


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Margot Robbie, producer of Promising Young Woman, could be the third woman in history, only after Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey, to get a nomination as producer in Best Picture Category, a feat she nearly achieved with her 2017 film I, Tonya. 


Ellen Burstyn Collected 


Anthony Hopkins in The Father Collected

Anthony Hopkins and Ellen Burstyn, soon to be 83 and 88 years old, could be the oldest acting winners for their performances in The Father and Pieces of a Woman. 


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Denzel Washington is also about to make history as the most nominated Black producer and Viola Davis as the most nominated Black woman if they land nominations for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Sundance winning Minari actor Steven Yeun could be the first Asian American nominated for Best Actor in Oscars 2021. 

Nomadland director Chloé Zhao would be the most nominated woman in one night if she gets nominations for producing, directing, writing and editing.

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