Meryl Streep bettered her own record by scoring her 20th nomination at the Oscars, close on the heels of her fiery dressing down of President Donald Trump, who, in retaliation, had petulantly called her an “over-rated actress.”
Already a three-time Oscar-winner, Streep, has been Oscars 2017 nominated in the best actress category for her role as a tone-deaf opera singer for “Florence Foster Jenkins” alongside Ruth Negga for “Loving”, Isabelle Huppert for “Elle”, Natalie Portman for “Jackie” and Emma Stone for “La La Land”.
Streep, 67, has held the record for most nominations for a few years now, with Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson tied behind her with 12 nominations each.
The star received her first Academy Award nomination for “The Deer Hunter” in 1979 in the best supporting actress category, which she lost out to Maggie Smith for her film “California Suite”.
She won her first ever Oscar for “Kramer vs Kramer” in 1980.
Her other wins were for “Sophie’s Choice” in 1983 and “The Iron Lady” in 2012.
This nomination for Streep comes after her historic anti-Trump speech, which was hailed by all the left-leaning members of Hollywood.
Streep, an ardent supporter of Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton, took the President down in her scathing acceptance speech at the Golden Globe awards, without naming him and cautioned against powerful people using their position to “bully others”.