On Sunday night’s Golden Globe ceremony, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will present its coveted Cecil B. DeMille Award to a performer who by far holds the record for the most Golden Globe nominations (an astonishing 29!), as well as the record for the most competitively-won Golden Globes (eight). In case you haven’t guessed, the winner of the 2017 life achievement is the legendary Meryl Streep.
Given the number of nominations she has earned, it might seem logical that the HPFA would turn to honor her, since the award is bestowed annually to someone who has made “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” No one can argue that Streep hasn’t done that, setting the bar for acting excellence higher and higher each year and inspiring young actors, both male and female, to excel in the craft of acting.
It is especially appropriate that Streep receive this honor in 2017, given this year marks the 40th anniversary since her first film appearance in 1977’s “Julia.” And 40 years in, she is once again a Globe nominee this year for Best Comedy/Musical Actress in “Florence Foster Jenkins.”
One of the most remarkable landmarks that Streep has achieved is the fact that her record eight Globe wins are from four different categories. Take a tour through our flashback photo gallery detailing her most recent lead victory in “The Iron Lady” back to her first as a supporting actress in “Kramer vs. Kramer.” Then take our poll below to tell us which of these eight performances is your favorite.
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