Dame Judi Dench has made history with her Oscar nod for the movie Belfast, becoming the ‘oldest nominee ever for Best Supporting Actress at 87.’

The Dame is not new to Academy Award nominations — her first win was in 1999 for her stunning turn as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love — this is her seventh Academy Award nomination.

At the age when some actors are eyeing slowing down, Ms. Dench has famously said ‘Retirement is not a word used in my house.’




Belfast also earned Best Director for Kenneth and Supporting Actor for Ciarán Hinds.