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‘Nomadland’ is first film to take home the Best Picture and Best Actress Oscar combo in 16 years

‘Nomadland’ is first film to take home the Best Picture and Best Actress Oscar combo in 16 years

After 16 years, Best Picture and Best Actress has gone to the same film: “Nomadland” took the top prize and acting honors for Frances McDormand at Sunday’s Oscars.

The last film to score those two awards was “Million Dollar Baby” (2004), which won Best Actress for Hilary Swank, who earned her second statuette in that category. “Nomadland” is the 12th film total to win Best Picture and Best Actress, with three of those films also winning Best Actor. In comparison, there have been 27 films that have won Best Picture and Best Actor, the most recent being “The Artist” (2011), with star Jean Dujardin also in the winner’s circle.

There have been some close calls in recent years for a Best Picture and Best Actress match. “The Shape of Water” (2017) won Best Picture without star Sally Hawkins, who lost Best Actress to McDormand, who won for Best Picture nominee “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,

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