oscars_6_Fernanda Montenegro

She’s commonly referred to as "The First Lady of Brazilian Theater" and "The First Lady of Brazilian Television," but Fernanda Montenegro earned recognition beyond her country when she garnered a Best Actress nod for her leading role in the Central do Brasil (Central Station), which tells the story of a young boy's friendship with a jaded middle-aged woman. Montenegro made Oscar history as the first actress to be nominated for a Portuguese-speaking role.

Best Actress, Central Station, 71st Academy Awards, Nominated

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