After victories at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild Awards, Frances McDormand
(“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) is the odds-on favorite to join a select group of women: performers who’ve won at least two Best Actress Oscars. McDormand would be the 14th to do so and perhaps most impressively, her double would be the third longest timespan between first and second wins.
McDormand won her first Oscar for “Fargo
” a whoppin’ 21 years ago — that’s a whole person who can drink! She’d be behind only Meryl Streep
(“Sophie’s Choice,” “The Iron Lady
”), who waited 29 years, and Katharine Hepburn
,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”), who holds the record at 34 years.
Most two-time Best Actress winners garner their second statuette within a decade of their first, usually within the first five years in that “honeymoon period” when, to paraphrase one double champ, they like you,