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How many Academy Awards and Oscar nominations does Meryl Streep have?

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.

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.

All of Meryl Streep’s Oscar nomiantions 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.