NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Frances McDormand has won the Tony Award for best leading actress in a play.

The Academy Award-winner took home her first Tony for playing a South Boston blue-collar woman who reconnects with a high school boyfriend in David Lindsay-Abaire play “Good People.”

It is McDormand’s first Tony win. She had been nominated in 1988 for playing Stella Kowalski in a production of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire.” She has an Oscar for “Fargo.”

McDormand beat out Nina Arianda in “Born Yesterday,” Lily Rabe in “The Merchant of Venice,” Vanessa Redgrave in “Driving Miss Daisy” and Hannah Yelland from “Brief Encounter.”

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