‘Nomadland’ actor Frances McDormand joined an elite group of Hollywood’s successful actors on Sunday, after receiving her third Oscar and situating herself alongside the likes of Meryl Streep, Ingrid Bergman, and Katharine Hepburn, reported AFP.
While Meryl Streep and Bergman have won three Oscars each, and will be levelled alongside McDormand, Hepburn has won fourth and alone occupies the pinnacle.
"I have no words. My voice is in my sword. We know the sword is our work. And I like work. Thank you for knowing that. And thanks for this," McDormand was quoted by AFP as saying to the audience present in the Union Station in Los Angeles, which acted as one of the venues for Oscars.
McDormand becomes the seventh actor, and the fourth woman after Streep, Bergman and Hepburn, to achieve the feat.
Fern, the character McDormand plays in ‘Nomadland’, is the latest in a series of tough, long-suffering women played by the actor, who, as per the plot, leaves her hometown of Empire, Nevada after the death of her husband as a local plant closing down forces the entire population to leave.
Reportedly, Fern’s exile is symbolic of the Great Recession of the late 2000s, and to some extent, the much more recent coronavirus pandemic.
"It's a great document of a very specific time in our world. Everybody's hitting the road”, McDormand was quoted by AFP as saying regarding the theme of the film.
Her last Academy Award came three years ago, in 2018, for the film ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’.