Frances McDormand and Chloé Zhao

In 1947, everyone knew that Rosalind Russell was a lock to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Mourning Becomes Electra. She had even hired Hollywood’s go-to PR expert, Henry Rogers, to run her campaign. Rogers, who had gotten Joan Crawford and Olivia de Havilland their Oscars in 1945 and 1946, respectively, went all out to get Russell her win.