After a record 17 nominations Meryl Streep has done it again!
Despite being nominated as many times as she has, this is only her third time winning, but not the first time she has walked away with the highest accolade for an actress in Hollywood, this being her 14th nomination for the Best Actress Oscar. She achieved the same feat exactly 30 years ago, when she won the award for Sophie’s Choice in 1982, but as they say, it is an honour just to be nominated, no?
Meryl has always been criticised as being cold and far too technical of an actress, which we all saw to be utter nonsense in the warmth and life she showed in roles like the one in Mamma Mia!, also keeping in mind that the same people who have nominated her so many times in her career, are her own peers and rivals. So, to those critics, we collectively say, Bah Humbug!. Let me add that the difference between her and those in second place (for nominations that is) is huge, as Katherine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson have only been nominated a paltry 12 times in comparison.
We say congratulations to Miss Streep and may we see many, many more of your brilliant creations.
P.S.: I absolutely loved your delicious devilishness in The Devil Wears Prada!