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Meryl Streep receives honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival: The actress’ Academy Awards

Her long and distinguished career has made her the most nominated actress in Academy Award history.

Her long and distinguished career has made her the most nominated actress in Academy Award history.

Meryl Streep has been a Hollywood icon for decades. In terms of Academy Awards, Streep has been nominated 21 times in two different categories, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. She was given the Honorary Palme d’or at Cannes 2024.

From those nominations she has won three times, making her one of the most acclaimed American actresses of all time, picking up a Best Supporting Actress award in 1980 for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ as well as two Best Actress awards for ‘Sophie’s Choice’ in 1983 and ‘The Iron Lady’ in 2012, nearly 30 years later.

The actress has said on ocassion that she used to have a photographic memory, which helped her remember her lines. She has also said that Robert De Niro is her favorite actor to work with.

All of Meryl Streep’s Oscar nominations and wins


1979: ‘The Deer Hunter’ - Best Supporting Actress
1980: ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ - Best Supporting Actress, Won
1982: ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ - Best Actress
1983: ‘Sophie’s Choice’ - Best Actress, Won
1984: ‘Silkwood’ - Best Actress
1986: ‘Out of Africa’ - Best Actress
1988: ‘Ironweed’ - Best Actress
1989: ‘A Cry in the Dark’ - Best Actress
1991: ‘Postcards from the Edge’ - Best Actress
1996: ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ - Best Actress
1999: ‘One True Thing’ - Best Actress
2000: ‘Music of the Heart’ - Best Actress
2003: ‘Adaptation’ - Best Supporting Actress
2007: ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ - Best Actress
2009: ‘Doubt’ - Best Actress
2010: ‘Julie & Julia’ - Best Actress
2012: ‘The Iron Lady’ - Best Actress, Won
2014: ‘August: Osage County’ - Best Actress
2015: ‘Into the Woods’ - Best Supporting Actress
2017: ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ - Best Actress
2018: ‘The Post’ - Best Actress

Who has won the most Best Actress awards at the Oscars?

The actress with most Best Actress Oscars is Katharine Hepburn, who scooped her awards in 1933, 1967, 1968, and 1981 for ‘Morning Glory’, ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’, ‘The Lion in Winter’, and ‘On Golden Pond’, respectively.

Frances McDormand has secured three Best Actress awards while also being nominated just three times; a 100 percent success rate.

A total of 13 actresses have won the award more than once.