• Meryl  Streep

    Meryl Streep Awards

    Born on June 22nd, 1949

    From Summit, New Jersey

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Florence Foster Jenkins

In the 1940s, New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. The voice Florence hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else it is quite lousy. Her husband St. Clair goes to extreme lengths to make sure his wife never finds out how awful she truly is. When Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair soon realizes that he's facing his greatest challenge yet.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated
Leading Actress
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2017)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2017)
Won
Cecille B. DeMille Award
Won
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Golden Globe (2004)
Won
Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
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August: Osage County

The death and funeral of their father brings three sisters to the home of their mother, Violet (Meryl Streep), an acid-tongued, pill-popping cancer patient. Daughters Barbara (Julia Roberts), Karen (Juliette Lewis) and Ivy (Julianne Nicholson) -- along with their significant others and various other kin -- take the full brunt of their dysfunctional matriarch's venom, for Violet tells every one of them exactly what she thinks of them. Based on the play by Tracy Letts.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2014)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role
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Hope Springs

Long-married couple Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) love each other, but after so many years together, Kay feels the need to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. Hearing of a renowned marriage counselor (Steve Carell) in the town of Great Hope Springs, Kay manages to persuade her stubborn mate to attend a retreat with her. As they shed their bedroom hang-ups, Kay and Arnold find that the real challenge is reigniting the spark that originally brought them together.

Golden Globe (2013)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
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Julie & Julia

Frustrated with a soul-killing job, New Yorker Julie Powell (Amy Adams) embarks on a daring project: she vows to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Childs' landmark cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." Intertwined with Julie's story is the true tale of how Julia Child (Meryl Streep) herself conquered French cuisine with passion, fearlessness, and plenty of butter.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated
Leading Actress
Golden Globe (2010)
Won
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role
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The Devil Wears Prada

Andy (Anne Hathaway) is a recent college graduate with big dreams. Upon landing a job at prestigious Runway magazine, she finds herself the assistant to diabolical editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Andy questions her ability to survive her grim tour as Miranda's whipping girl without getting scorched.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2007)
Won
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role
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The Manchurian Candidate

Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco (Denzel Washington) finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber), now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's doubts deepen, Shaw's political power grows, and, when Marco finds a mysterious implant embedded in his back, the memory of what really happened begins to return.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)
Nominated
Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2005)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
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Angels in America

Based on Tony Kushner's lauded play, this sweeping production, which mixes real-life and fictional characters, is set against the backdrop of the 1980s AIDS epidemic. While conservative attorney and closeted homosexual Roy Cohn (Al Pacino) slowly dies of AIDS, he is tormented by the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg (Meryl Streep), whom he helped convict of being a Russian spy. Meanwhile, Cohn's employee Joe Pitt (Patrick Wilson), a closeted, married gay attorney, also struggles with his sexuality.

Won
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Golden Globe (2004)
Won
Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
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Adaptation

Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald (Nicolas Cage). While struggling to adapt "The Orchid Thief," by Susan Orlean (Meryl Streep), Kaufman's life spins from pathetic to bizarre. The lives of Kaufman, Orlean's book, become strangely intertwined as each one's search for passion collides with the others'.

Golden Globe (2003)
Won
Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated
Actress in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated
Actress in a Supporting Role
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Music of the Heart

After being abandoned by her husband, depressed music teacher Roberta (Meryl Streep) lands a job teaching violin to underprivileged children in Harlem, New York. Despite initial friction from school principal Janet Williams (Angela Bassett) and the students, the program succeeds and attracts public recognition. After 10 years, however, the program is suddenly shut down following budget cuts -- and Roberta, together with Williams and her former pupils, works to hold a fund-raising concert.

Golden Globe (2000)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role
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One True Thing

Kate (Meryl Streep), the undervalued matriarch of the Gulden family, is diagnosed with cancer. Daughter and journalist Ellen (Renée Zellweger) returns from New York City to care for her mother at the request of her father (William Hurt). During the time Kate spends with her parents, she discovers secrets that she was never privy to in her childhood. Though Ellen has always idolized her father, she learns that her mother has had a much more difficult life than she knew.

Golden Globe (1999)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role
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...First Do No Harm

When debilitating conventional treatments fail, a woman (Meryl Streep) tries a controversial diet for her epileptic son (Seth Adkins).

Golden Globe (1998)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress for a Miniseries or Special
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Marvin's Room

Bessie (Diane Keaton) and Lee (Meryl Streep) are sisters who have remained apart for nearly 20 years due to radically different personalities and life paths. Bessie remained in Florida to care for their ill, bed-ridden father (Hume Cronyn), and Lee moved to Ohio to marry and have a family. But Bessie's doctor (Robert De Niro) has informed her she has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. Bessie's prognosis and Lee's troubled son (Leonardo DiCaprio) create an unexpected family reunion.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Golden Globe (1997)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
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The River Wild

Fast-paced thriller in which a young family on a white-water rafting adventure in Montana are taken hostage by a pair of dangerous fugitives. The rafting holiday - a birthday gift for the New England couple's ten-year-old son - turns into a nightmare when the two armed killers take control and try to force the mother, a proficient rafter, to use her skills to help them escape down the treacherous rapids.

Golden Globe (1995)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
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She-Devil

Housewife and mother Ruth Patchett (Roseanne Barr), an overweight and unkempt woman, can seem to do nothing to make her husband, Bob (Ed Begley Jr.), happy. When he becomes embroiled in an affair with romance novelist Mary Fisher (Meryl Streep), Patchett does all she can to ignore it until Bob finally leaves her for Fisher. Bent on revenge, Patchett begins an intricate undertaking that will lead to the destruction of all that Bob holds dear -- and she also has plans for Fisher while she's at it.

Golden Globe (1990)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
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A Cry in the Dark

While on vacation in the Australian outback, Seventh Day Adventist priest Michael Chamberlain (Sam Neill) and his wife, Lindy (Meryl Streep), discover that their baby, Azaria, is missing from the tent where she was sleeping. Lindy claims she saw a dingo leave the tent with something in its mouth. Initial evidence supports the Chamberlains, but negative media coverage and unfounded rumors create a shift in public opinion as people begin to suspect the couple of murdering their baby.

Golden Globe (1989)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role
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Ironweed

In Depression-era Albany, N.Y., erstwhile baseball star Francis Phelan (Jack Nicholson) has become an alcoholic vagabond after guilt over accidentally killing his infant son led him to desert his family. Over the course of several days, he ambles from gritty job to dirty bar to makeshift sleeping quarters. By chance, he encounters fellow itinerant drinker and his sometime lover, Helen Archer (Meryl Streep). Together, they wax nostalgic about their haunted pasts.

Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role
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Silkwood

This drama is based on the true story of Karen Silkwood (Meryl Streep), who works at a nuclear facility, along with her boyfriend, Drew Stephens (Kurt Russell), and their roommate, Dolly Pelliker (Cher). When Karen becomes concerned about safety practices at the plant, she begins raising awareness of violations that could put workers at risk. Intent on continuing her investigation, Karen discovers a suspicious development: She has been exposed to high levels of radiation.

Golden Globe (1984)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984)
Nominated
Actress
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role
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Sophie's Choice

Stingo (Peter MacNicol), a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie (Meryl Streep) and her lover Nathan (Kevin Kline), he learns that Sophie is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state becomes ever more apparent.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Nominated
Actress
Golden Globe (1983)
Won
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Won
Actress in a Leading Role
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The French Lieutenant's Woman

In this story-within-a-story, Anna (Meryl Streep) is an actress starring opposite Mike (Jeremy Irons) in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature of the script leads to an off-camera love affair as well. While attempting to maintain their composure and professionalism, Anna and Mike struggle to come to terms with their infidelity.

Golden Globe (1982)
Won
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Won
Actress
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role
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Kramer vs. Kramer

On the same day Manhattan advertising executive Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) lands the biggest account of his career, he learns that his wife, Joanna (Meryl Streep), is leaving him and their young son, Billy (Justin Henry). Forced to raise his son alone, Ted loses his job but gains a stronger relationship with the child with the help of another single parent, Margaret (Jane Alexander). When Joanna returns to claim custody of Billy, the ensuing court battle takes a toll on everyone concerned.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1980)
Nominated
Actress
Golden Globe (1980)
Won
Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Won
Actress in a Supporting Role
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The Deer Hunter

In 1968, Michael (Robert De Niro), Nick (Christopher Walken) and Steven (John Savage), lifelong friends from a working-class Pennsylvania steel town, prepare to ship out overseas following Steven's elaborate wedding and one final group hunting trip. In Vietnam, their dreams of military honor are quickly shattered by the inhumanities of war; even those who survive are haunted by the experience, as is Nick's hometown sweetheart, Linda (Meryl Streep).

Golden Globe (1979)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979)
Nominated
Actress
Nominated
Actress in a Supporting Role
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Manhattan

Director Woody Allen's love letter to New York City stars Allen as frustrated television writer Isaac Davis, a twice-divorced malcontent facing middle age alone after his wife, Jill (Meryl Streep), leaves him for a woman. Isaac is dating fresh-faced Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), a high school girl he knows is wrong for him, and begins to wonder if he and brainy writer Mary (Diane Keaton), the mistress of his best friend, Yale (Michael Murphy), might make a better couple.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979)
Nominated
Supporting Actress