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Meryl Streep Oscar Nominations

Meryl Streep has been nominated for 21 Academy Awards. Can you name all the films she was nominated for?
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Last updated: April 20, 2018
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Year
Nomination
Description
Answer
2017
Actress
Plucky journalists publish the Pentagon Papers
The Post
2016
Actress
Opera singer is bad at singing
Florence Foster Jenkins
2014
Supporting Actress
Fairy tale witch curses a couple with childlessness
Into the Woods
2013
Actress
Family reunites in Oklahoma when the father disappears
August: Osage County
2011
Actress
Biopic about the life of Margaret Thatcher
The Iron Lady
2009
Actress
Woman attempts to cook recipes in a French cookbook
Julie & Julia
2008
Actress
Nun exposes a priest's inappropriate behavior
Doubt
2006
Actress
Fashion editor terrorizes her assistant
The Devil Wears Prada
2002
Supporting Actress
Screenwriter tries to write a screenplay based on a book
Adaptation
1999
Actress
Woman fights for music education in New York City
Music from the Heart
1998
Actress
Woman reconnects with her mother who is dying of cancer
One True Thing
1995
Actress
Married woman is seduced
by a National Geographic photographer
The Bridges
of Madison County
1990
Actress
Drug addict is forced to live with her mom
Postcards from the Edge
1988
Actress
Baby is eaten by a dingo, or is it?
Evil Angels
1987
Actress
Woman meets up with her lover, a bum
and former baseball player
Ironweed
1985
Actress
Danish woman has a romance with an
African big game hunter
Out of Africa
1983
Actress
Whistleblower tells reporters about unsafe
labor practices at a nuclear plant
Silkwood
1982
Actress
Concentration camp survivor is haunted by her past
Sophie's Choice
1981
Actress
In Victorian times, a woman has a romance
with a paleontologist
The French
Lieutenant's Woman
1979
Supporting Actress
Couple go through a divorce and custody battle
Kramer vs. Kramer
1978
Supporting Actress
Russian-Americans go off to fight in Vietnam
The Deer Hunter
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level 29
May 9, 2012
"A Cry in the Dark" should be acceptable for "Evil Angels".
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level 44
May 9, 2012
Thanks, I've added that as an acceptable answer, I had no idea it had another name.
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level 58
Aug 23, 2018
I thought that was the only name. Evil Angel is a major porn company if you google it by the way...
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level 56
Jun 27, 2012
Just thought you'd like to know that she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Adaptation, and Best Actress for Music of the Heart.
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level 44
Jun 27, 2012
Many thanks, let's attribute that to a clerical error :)
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level 44
Feb 26, 2014
She was nominated this year for Best Actress for August: Osage County as well
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level 44
Mar 1, 2014
Thanks, I've updated to reflect this year's nomination.
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level 28
Dec 3, 2015
I am pretty sure she was nominated for Into The Woods for Best Supporting actress last year.
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level 52
Feb 12, 2017
Nominated Oscar Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Into the Woods (2014)
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level 61
Feb 3, 2017
She's up for the award again for Florence Foster Jenkins.
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level 54
Jan 29, 2018
You're missing 3 nominations: Into the Woods (Best Actress in a Supporting Role), Florence Foster Jenkins (Best Actress in a Leading Role), The Post (Best Actress in a Leading Role).
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level 69
May 4, 2018
Looking at this list, I think it has just become customary to nominate her for any role that wouldn't be up for a Razzie. Sure she is a good actress, but not this good.
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level 74
May 25, 2018
I sorta have to disagree. I really like her as an actress and a person. I think that she could read the Milwaukee phone book in a Vietnamese accent and I'd think it was great. I'm just sorry that she isn't on here for "Mamma Mia" maybe for this year's sequel - "Here We Go Again".
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level 57
Jul 9, 2018
She is absolutely this good. I don't think a single actor, male or female, comes close to Meryl Streep. Maybe Brando, but I think a lot of his success on-screen comes from his irrepressible charisma (in addition to great acting chops). Streep is pure acting.
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level 53
Jul 10, 2018
I disagree as well. No one's movies are 100% winners. But when Meryl Streep gets it right, it's REALLY right.
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level 73
Jul 9, 2018
I admit it's been a while since I've seen it, but isn't it a little odd that she was considered a supporting actress for playing one of the title Kramers in Kramer vs. Kramer?
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level 65
Jul 9, 2018
The distinction between actors and supporting actors is becoming more and more absurd. Either the definitions should be clearly established in terms of screen-time or number of lines, or the categories should be removed.
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level 57
Jul 9, 2018
You do raise an interesting point. Despite the title, Mrs. Kramer (i.e., Streep) isn't in the movie all that much. It's mostly about Mr. Kramer trying to raise his son after the divorce. So, in that sense, Streep's role is definitely "supporting" in that movie. But she's also the most important female character, so...the female lead. I'd actually say that yes, she's better called a supporting actress than lead actress in Kramer vs. Kramer, but as rocamorar noted, it's certainly up for debate because there is no hard and fast criteria on which to apply these labels.
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level 58
Aug 23, 2018
It's absurd that Tatum O'Neal is the youngest person to win a Best Supporting Oscar. She was clearly a lead role, Street showed up once in a while in Kramer vs Kramer. The title referred to the divorce, which had a huge impact on the two lead characters, Mr. Kramer and his son. The Wizard of Oz was merely a bit character at the end of the trip taken by the lead actors ya know.
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level 58
Aug 23, 2018
I've never thought of her as more than adequate. Some of her foreign accent roles are just bad, sorry. Sophie's Choice was very memorable for the choice, but the rest put entire audiences on suicide watch from having to sit through it. Italians of Madison County? Nope. A dingo ate my baby? Pure Meme Lifetime Achievement Award.
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