Here’s How Sophia Loren Can Make Oscars History in 2021

Sophia Loren is expected to be nominated for an Oscar next year for her performance in the upcoming Netflix movie The Life Ahead and she’ll break some impressive records if she does land that nomination!

The 86-year-old actress won an Oscar back in 1962 for her performance in Two Women and she was the first actor to win for a foreign language movie. She was also nominated in 1965 for her performance in Marriage Italian Style.

If Sophia is nominated in 2021, it will be a 56-year span between her two most recent nominations, marking the longest gap between acting nominations. The current record is held by Henry Fonda and he had a 41-year gap between nominations.

Variety noted that Sophia will also be the oldest nominee in the Best Actress category. The current record holder is Emmanuelle Riva, who was 85 when she was nominated for Amour.

The Life Ahead is directed by Sophia‘s son, Edoardo Ponti. Here’s the synopsis: “In seaside Italy, a Holocaust survivor with a daycare business, Madame Rosa (Loren), takes in 12-year-old street kid Momo, the boy who recently robbed her. The two loners become each other’s protectors, anchoring an unconventional family.”

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