While Meryl Streep has racked up a record number of Oscar nominations -- she picked up No. 17 this year for her leading performance in "The Iron Lady" -- she has also endured the most losses of any performer with 14 defeats and just two wins. Compare that stat to the track records of all-time champ Katharine Hepburn (4 wins/8 losses) and Streep's friend and co-star Jack Nicholson (3 wins/9 losses).
Streep lost her first bids in both Supporting Actress ("The Deer Hunter," 1978) and Actress ("The French Lieutenant's Woman," 1981). She was defeated in that latter race by Hepburn who picked up her record fourth Best Actress Oscar for "On Golden Pond."
Streep won each award on her second try with a featured performance in "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979) and a lead turn in "Sophie's Choice" (1982). Since then, she has been bested once more in the supporting race and a dozen times for Best Actress. To revisit all of her losses and discover who edged her out each time VIEW GALLERY
Every actor submits only one sample episode, which will be judged by other actors (ranging from 25 to 75 per category jury) between July 28 and August 14. TV series submit six, which will be split into three pairs to be distributed randomly to about 300 voters. We now have uncovered every single title submitted for the 2014 races. CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODES
We analyze the pros and cons
of episodes submitted by actors
to Emmy judges
Who submitted well? Click links below to read our in-depth analysis of each actor's episode entry.
DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Kate Burton ("Scandal")
Jane Fonda ("The Newsroom")
Allison Janney ("Masters of Sex")
Kate Mara ("House of Cards")
Margo Martindale ("The Americans")
Diana Rigg ("Game of Thrones")