Meryl Streep: Most Oscar-Nominated Actor In History

January 22nd, 2009 // 4 Comments

A career spanning nearly forty years in film, television and theater, has earned actress Meryl Streep the distinction of being the only performer, male or female, in her field to garner as many Academy Award nominations as her.

This year, the actress was nominated for her first Oscar in 1978, garnering a Best Supporting Actress nom in The Deer Hunter and won her first statuette in the Best Supporting Actress category the following year in Kramer vs. Kramer. This year, she’s up for Best Actress in the Catholic school drama Doubt.

Meryl has received international recognition for her body of work, in addition to holding this particular record for Oscar nominations. However, the actress is quick to point out, as she did in her recent interview on Oprah, that she’s also won the distinction as being the actor who has had the opportunity to win an Academy Award and lost.

She’s still a winner in our book–the book of people who are AWESOME!

Click any photo to view all 40+ photo of Meryl Streep in the gallery!


A career spanning nearly forty years in film, television and theater, has earned actress Meryl Streep the distinction of being the only performer, male or female, in her field to garner as many Academy Award nominations as her.

This year, the actress was nominated for her first Oscar in 1978, garnering a Best Supporting Actress nom in The Deer Hunter and won her first statuette in the Best Supporting Actress category the following year in Kramer vs. Kramer. This year, she’s up for Best Actress in the Catholic school drama Doubt.

Meryl has received international recognition for her body of work, in
addition to holding this particular record for Oscar nominations.
However, the actress is quick to point out, as she did in her recent
interview on Oprah, that she’s also won the distinction as being the actor who has had the opportunity to win an Academy Award and lost.

She’s still a winner in our book–the book of people who are AWESOME!Check out all 40+ photo of Meryl Streep in the gallery!

By Lisa Timmons
  1. Liz

    I love her. What a classy lady and so natural. I am sure others will slam her for her age. Hey, we all get older and I applaud her for being the person she is.

  2. Nicky

    Um, why would people slam her because of her age? I don’t understand. What’s to slam. She dresses her age (unlike a famous pop star we know), she can act and she looks great for her age without even trying. She’s wearing minimal makeup in the first photo and she still looks great. I think her career will span many more years to come.

  3. Chrissy

    And she did it without having to get naked in a movie. . .

  4. Leona

    This hot slut is gold in my book. She and cate Blanchett can do no wrong. MWAH.

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