Meryl Streep's worst Oscar-nominated role?

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  • Amanda Spears
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    Meryl Streep will most like get Oscar nod #20 for “Florence Foster Jenkins.” But which of the previous did she really not deserve?

    1.     Supporting Actress: “The Deer Hunter,” 1977

    2.     Supporting Actress: “Kramer vs. Kramer,” 1978

    3.     Lead Actress: “The French Lieutenant’s Woman,” 1980

    4.     Lead Actress: “Sophie’s Choice,” 1981

    5.     Lead Actress: “Silkwood,” 1982

    6.     Lead Actress: “Out of Africa,” 1984

    7.     Lead Actress: “Ironweed,” 1986

    8.     Lead Actress: “A Cry in the Dark,” 1987

    9.     Lead Actress: “Postcards from the Edge,” 1989

    10.  Lead Actress: “The Bridges of Madison County,” 1994

    11.  Lead Actress: “One True Thing,” 1997

    12.  Lead Actress: “Music of the Heart,” 1998

    13.  Supporting Actress: “Adaptation,” 2001

    14.  Lead Actress: “The Devil Wears Prada,” 2005

    15.  Lead Actress: “Doubt,” 2007

    16.  Lead Actress: “Julie & Julia,” 2008

    17.  Lead Actress: “The Iron Lady,” 2010

    18.  Lead Actress: “August: Osage County,” 2012

    19.  Supporting Actress: “Into the Woods,” 2013

    wins are in bold.

    For me it’s  “Music of the Heart” which could’ve easily been a Lifetime TV movie. Maybe its the movie…or maybe the NSYNC song is what really did it for me.

     

     

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    Music of the Heart stands out easily as a sore thumb in her nomination count.

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    Philip
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    The Iron Lady, Julie and Julia.

    She’s in the wrong categories for Devil and August.

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    13SV8
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    The Iron Lady, Julie and Julia. She’s in the wrong categories for Devil and August.

    Are you serious? That’s one of her best. The movie is bad but not the performance.

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    Music of the Heart is her worse.

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    Amanda Spears
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    Stupid Excel Subtracted a year!

    1.     Supporting Actress: “The Deer Hunter,” 1978

    2.     Supporting Actress: “Kramer vs. Kramer,” 1979

    3.     Lead Actress: “The French Lieutenant’s Woman,” 1981

    4.     Lead Actress: “Sophie’s Choice,” 1982

    5.     Lead Actress: “Silkwood,” 1983

    6.     Lead Actress: “Out of Africa,” 1985

    7.     Lead Actress: “Ironweed,” 1987

    8.     Lead Actress: “A Cry in the Dark,” 1988

    9.     Lead Actress: “Postcards from the Edge,” 1990

    10.  Lead Actress: “The Bridges of Madison County,” 1995

    11.  Lead Actress: “One True Thing,” 1998

    12.  Lead Actress: “Music of the Heart,” 1999

    13.  Supporting Actress: “Adaptation,” 2002

    14.  Lead Actress: “The Devil Wears Prada,” 2006

    15.  Lead Actress: “Doubt,” 2008

    16.  Lead Actress: “Julie & Julia,” 2009

    17.  Lead Actress: “The Iron Lady,” 2011

    18.  Lead Actress: “August: Osage County,” 2013

    19.  Supporting Actress: “Into the Woods,” 2014

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    Philip
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    The Iron Lady, Julie and Julia. She’s in the wrong categories for Devil and August.

    Are you serious? That’s one of her best. The movie is bad but not the performance.

    To me it is one of her weaker performances. Sophie’s Choice, Silkwood, Kramer, Deer Hunter and many more are vastly superior.

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    Bee
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    The Iron Lady, Julie and Julia. She’s in the wrong categories for Devil and August.

    She’s co-lead for August and literally the backbone of Prada.

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    Bee
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    If we start a thread of this, we can do Jack Nicholson too. But her “worst” nom is Music of the Heart and to a lesser extent, Adaptation.

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    Andy Macca McGaw
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    A Cry in the Dark, Music of the Heart, One True Thing, August: Osage County, Into the Woods and probably FFJ shouldn’t have been nominated, and I think she could have been better in Ironweed and Doubt.

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    That old hag was overnominated by that stupid fuckers called AMPAS. When she deserved nomination, boy she deserved it. But when she didn’t she truly deserved Razzie nod.

    Her best performances in particular order (the ones she truly deserved):

    A Cry in the Dark (she’ll never top this one)
    The French Lieutenant’s Woman
    Sophie’s Choice
    The Bridges of Madison County
    Silkwood
    Adaptation
    Kramer vs. Kramer
    The Deer Hunter
    Out of Africa

    She was very good but didn’t deserve nomination:

    One True Thing
    The Devil Wears Prada
    Postcards from the Edge
    Florence Foster Jenkins

    Didn’t care for her at all:

    Ironweed

    She was beyond awful and for some of them she should have won Razzie for first two performances:

    Doubt (I wanted to kill myself while watching her going HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMM)
    August: Osage County (same)
    Julie and Julia
    The Iron Lady
    Music of the Heart
    Into the Woods

    And she also has one performance that she should have got nominated and honestly she’d probably be my personal winner or at least TOP3. You know what I’m talking about: Death Becomes Her. Her best comedic performance to date. My god, watching her and Goldie always makes me laugh. And by laugh I mean pissing my pants. Literally. As you can see I give her like 10 nominations and like two or three wins. So it’s quite amusing when people call me Streep hater when I’m actually her fan. I just hate her recent performances and find her truly overrated by modern audiences which mostly consist of idiots who wouldn’t know great acting even if it hit them on the head.

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    Bee
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    One True Thing is so underrated for me…performance wise. I didn’t understand her praise for Adaptation. She was just meh in that. And Music of the Heart, yes she played an ordinary person, but no.

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    Philip
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    The Iron Lady, Julie and Julia. She’s in the wrong categories for Devil and August.

    She’s co-lead for August and literally the backbone of Prada.

    Hathaway is the lead of Devil. Streep starts out as the focus of August, but Roberts becomes the true lead.

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    Among all these very showy performances MUSIC OF THE HEART stands out bc it was a very flat kind of role. She is good but definitely not oscar worthy. Esp over Reese Witherspoon in Election, that’s one of the greatest comedic performances of all time.
    I also don’t think there is anything too special about her Adaptation performance.

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    Andrew Carden
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    I wouldn’t have recognized her for The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Out of Africa, Ironweed, Music of the Heart, The Devil Wears Prada or Into the Woods. The absolute worst, I would argue, is Into the Woods.

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