Apple Original Film 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' may be an award-winning first

What you need to know

  • Apple Original Film The Tragedy of Macbeth could be in line for awards first.
  • Star Frances McDormand could become the first person to be nominated for best picture and acting Oscars consecutively.

McDormand became the first woman to be nominated for acting and producing in the same year in 2020.

Apple TV+ is no stranger to awards thanks to the likes of The Morning Show and Ted Lasso but it could be in line for awards first if The Tragedy of Macbeth star Frances McDormand is nominated for both an acting and best picture Oscar this year.

McDormand is already the first woman to be nominated for acting and producing in the same year, and she's in line again, according to Variety.

At last year's 93rd Oscar ceremony, Frances McDormand became the first woman to be nominated for acting and producing in the same year (Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey have received nominations in acting and picture but in different years). Along with her husband, Joel Coen, and Robert Graf, McDormand is serving as a producer once again, putting herself in play to achieve a historic back-to-back feat. If nominated for actress and picture, not only will she be the first woman to do it twice, she would be the first person to do it consecutively. Her "Macbeth" co-star, Denzel Washington, is also in the running for lead actor.

Variety notes that A24 has updated its awards website to include its wares for awards voters to consider this season — with The Tragedy of Macbeth very much in play.

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