Thursday, January 25, 2018

Meryl Streep gets Oscar Nomination #21

Another year, another record broken. Meryl Streep continues to add on to her own record of Oscar acting nominations as she once again gets recognized for her performance in The Post. This is her 21st acting nomination, and her 17th for Best Actress. Hopefully, The Post gets shown in the Philippines so that I can get to see her performance (the film is also nominated for Best Picture so it should be good viewing).

Meryl is almost certainly not going to win since Frances McDormand has been winning all the awards so far for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri but I'm still amazed at the fact that she still keeps getting nominated. Her first nomination was in 1978 for the Deer Hunter and she won her first Oscar (for Best Supporting Actress) the year after for Kramer vs. Kramer. After that, she has been nominated at least 4 times in each decade. She had 6 nominations, all for best actress, in the 1980s. That remains to be her most recognized decade. However, the current decade, 2010s, is coming close. She has 5 nominations so far and one win, and there are two more years left.

I actually recently got several of her older films on DVD (I need to catch up to the times and set up a Netflix account or something since DVDs are now quite outdated LOL). These include The French Lieutenant's Woman, Silkwood, The Deer Hunter, and Manhattan. I need to make sure I get to see this films in the near future.

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