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Meryl Streep breaks own record for Oscar nominations

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Jakarta | Wed, January 25, 2017 | 05:51 pm
Meryl Streep breaks own record for Oscar nominations

Meryl Streep accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, United States, on Jan. 8. (NBC via AP/Paul Drinkwater)

Meryl Streep has raised the acting bar sky-high after receiving her 20th Academy Awards nomination, the most for any actor in the history of the Oscars. 

The next highest record for Oscar nominations sits at 12, attained by Jack Nicholson and the late Katharine Hepburn.

On Tuesday, Streep picked up a Best Actress nomination for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins, breaking her own previous record. In total, she has been nominated 16 times under the best actress category, and four times under best supporting actress, according to AFP.

At a loss of words, but not moves— the actress responded to her nomination by posting a GIF of her dancing in Paul McCartney’s music video Queenie Eye

This milestone in Streep’s career has led a lot of her supporters to believe that it is the perfect comeback to president-elect, Donald Trump, who called the actress “overrated” after she derided him in her Golden Globes speech.

(Read also: Robert De Niro says Meryl Streep's Globe speech was 'great')

Many fans shared the actress’ excitement on social media, praising Streep with accolades on her record-setting achievement. 

Annie E. Clarke posted on Twitter, “This actress is so overrated that she broke her own record with a 20th #Oscar nom. Sad! #MerylStreep”.

Putu Chris S. joined in the chorus of support by tweeting, “Who's #overrated now? Certainly not #MerylStreep. 20th#OscarNomination. You're wrong about her @POTUS. Wrong about many things. SAD!”

So far, the 67-year-old actress has already taken home three Oscars, two for Best Actress for her roles in the 1983's Sophie's Choice and 2012's The Iron Lady and a Best Supporting Actress trophy for her part in the 1980’s Kramer Vs Kramer. (nik/kes)