Meryl Streep shattered her own Oscar record on Tuesday, January 24, when she received her 20th nomination for “Florence Foster Jenkins.” She was nominated in Best Actress for the 16th time for playing a New York heiress who dreams of becoming an opera singer, despite having a horrible singing voice. In honor of this historic occasion, tour our photo gallery to see images from all of her nominated movies.
Streep belongs to an elite group of thespians who have won three or more Oscars for acting. Her two Best Actress victories for “Sophie’s Choice” (1982) and “The Iron Lady” (2011) and Best Supporting Actress win for “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979) ties her with Ingrid Bergman, Walter Brennan, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Jack Nicholson for the second most awards. Should she win a fourth, she’ll tie Katharine Hepburn for the most overall.
In terms of career nominations, Streep is far out in front of both Hepburn and Nicholson who each had 12 acting bids. Walt Disney is the most honored person at the Oscars, with 22 wins (plus two honorary awards) out of 59 nominations. What films brought all of these noms to Streep? Click through our gallery to see all the roles, from “The Deer Hunter” (1978) to “Florence Foster Jenkins.”
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