Hollywood veteran notches up a record 20th nomination for her performance in 'Florence Foster Jenkins'.
Meryl Streep has offered a unique response after being asked to comment on her latest Oscar nomination.
Despite recently being called “one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood” by Donald Trump, Streep’s performance in Florence Foster Jenkins has earned her a record 20th Oscar nomination – eight more than any other actor.
“Please find the following GIF as a statement on behalf of Meryl Streep,” her publicist wrote in an email to the press yesterday, attaching a GIF of Streep dancing in Paul McCartney’s 2013 video for ‘Queenie Eye’.
La La Land is the leading contender for the 89th Academy Awards with a record-equalling 14 nominations.
This includes nominations in each of the big four categories: Best Picture, Best Director for Damian Chazelle, Best Actress for Emma Stone and Best Actor for Ryan Gosling. Only All About Eve and Titanic have racked up as many nominations in the past.
British and Irish stars Andrew Garfield, Dev Patel, Ruth Negga and Naomie Harris all picked up acting nominations too. However, the likes of Amy Adams, Aaron Taylor Johnson and Deadpool were snubbed.
Meanwhile, Jada Pinkett Smith has praised the diversity of this year’s Oscar nominations after a record six black actors were shortlisted.
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