Oscars 2017: Meryl Streep received record 20th nomination and her reaction is priceless!
Meryl Streep bettered her own record by scoring her 20th nomination at the Oscars, close on the heels of her fiery dressing down of President Donald Trump, who, in retaliation, had petulantly called her an “over-rated actress.”
Already a three-time Oscar-winner, Streep, has been nominated in the best actress category for her role as a tone-deaf opera singer for Florence Foster Jenkins alongside Ruth Negga for Loving, Isabelle Huppert for Elle, Natalie Portman for Jackie and Emma Stone for La La Land.
Obvious her phones were buzzing with reporters on the other end trying to get a comment. Streep did them one better. She sent them a gif of herself dancing with joy from Paul McCartney’s music video ‘Queenie Eye’
— Chris Harnick (@chrisharnick) January 24, 2017
Streep, 67, has held the record for most nominations for a few years now, with Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson tied behind her with 12 nominations each.
The star received her first Academy Award nomination for The Deer Hunter in 1979 in the best supporting actress category, which she lost out to Maggie Smith for her film California Suite.
She won her first ever Oscar for Kramer vs Kramer in 1980. Her other wins were for Sophie’s Choice in 1983 and The Iron Lady in 2012.
This nomination for Streep comes after her historic anti-Trump speech, which was hailed by all the left-leaning members of Hollywood.
Streep, an ardent supporter of Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton, took the President down in her scathing acceptance speech at the Golden Globe awards, without naming him and cautioned against powerful people using their position to “bully others”.
(With PTI Inputs)