Before Barbra Streisand starred in Yentl, she had already been nominated twice for Best Actress Oscars, for Funny Girl (1969) and The Way We Were (1974). She won for Funny Girl, in a rather unusual tie with Katharine Hepburn, who also won for her role in The Lion In Winter. But with Yentl, she was ignored by the Academy—not only as the lead actress, but she had also directed the movie, in an era when women simply did not get hired as directors of major motion pictures. The absence of any Academy recognition for Streisand in Yentl was quite the scandal at the time, especially since Streisand had won Best Director at The Golden Globes earlier that year, the first female to win that award. Unfortunately the bad feelings continued: Streisand was snubbed again for The Prince of Tides (1991), a film she again was both the lead actress and the director. The Prince of Tides received 7 Oscar nominations, including Best Actor (Nick Nolte) and Best Supporting Actress (Kate Nelligan), but no nominations for Streisand.