There is always that one person who will go down in history as the most notable figure in her time. In the world of Hollywood, there is one actress who is known as the best actress among her peers. The list of her accolades is the longest among all actors and actresses. She is none other than Meryl Streep.
Meryl Streep is the most nominated actress in the history of film. She has been nominated 32times by the Golden Globes in its 77 years of history. Apart from that, she was nominated 21 times by the Academy and won 3 times – two best actress awards and one best supporting actress award. Streep is known as a heavy-weight in the world of acting, not to mention her other achievements like the Cecile B. DeMille lifetime achievement award.
A Streep in films and television
Meryl Streep is widely known for her versatility in acting. She can morph in any character, and at one point, was jested in several different television shows, that she can even play Batman. She is also known for her accents, which made her suitable in any film, whether it be a period or a contemporary film.
Her first silver-screen debut was the movie called Julia in 1977, and her first Academy nomination was for the movie The Deer Hunter for Best Supporting actress. She will later receive her first Academy Best Supporting Actress win for the movie Kramer vs. Kramer, which is followed by her Best Actress win for Sophie’s Choice and The Iron Lady.
She had been nominated in several other films like Silkwood, Out of Africa, Postcards from the Edge, One True Thing, Music of the Heart, The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt, Julie and Julia, among many others.
She had also worked in television. She performed in an HBO miniseries called Angels in America back in 2003, which won her an Emmy Award. She is currently in another HBO series called Big Little Lies, which also stars other heavy-weight actresses of the current generation like Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Laura Dern.
Although most people believe that Streep is always nominated in every film that she makes, it is simply not true. There are several other great films where Streep did not receive any Academy recognitions. These works were Manhattan, Death Becomes Her, Marvin’s Room, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, A Prairie Home Companion, Mamma Mia, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Mary Poppins Returns and Little Women.