Meryl Streep Gets Nominated For An Oscar And Breaks Her Own Record

Date January 26, 2018

Meryl Streep has floored us with her incredible talent in many movies. Whether it’s The Devil Wears Prada or The Iron Lady, the actress lights up the screen and makes us follow her every expression. No wonder when the Oscar season comes, her name is often on the lips of the jury.

This time, the star has received her 21st nomination, which makes her the record-holder for the most nominations in the acting category.

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Meryl, 68, is nominated for her outstanding performance in the drama The Post, which was directed by Steven Spielberg. The film tells the story of journalists of The New York Times and The Washington Post, who published the Pentagon papers covering the war in Vietnam. The actress plays Katharine Graham, who was the first female publisher of The Washington Post. Her co-star, Tom Hanks, portrays her editor, Ben Bradlee.

When Meryl found out about her 21st nomination, she said:

I am honored beyond measure by this nomination for a film I love, a film that stands in defense of press freedom, and inclusion of women’s voices in the movement of history. Proud of the film, and all her filmmakers. Thank you from a full heart.

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The actress is the proud winner of three Academy Awards. The recent victory she received was for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

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People, who were victorious as many times as Meryl in the acting category, include Jack Nicholson, Ingrid Bergman, and Daniel Day-Lewis. But no one has received 21 nominations.

Streep has a stiff competition this year, but even if luck won’t be in her favor, we are sure she will be back next year.

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