Meryl Streep, G.O.A.T.?
The acclaimed actress broke her own record Tuesday morning, receiving her 20th Academy Awards nomination, the most for any actor in the history of the awards. Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson share the honor of second most nominations with 12.
The accomplishment didn't go unnoticed by those who followed her critical speech at the Golden Globes earlier this month and the backlash that ensued, led by President Donald Trump. While accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement, Streep criticized Trump, refraining from mentioning him by name but recalled a time on the campaign trail that the Republican appeared to mock a disabled reporter.
It was a message that resonated with some, including Orange is the New Black actress Uzo Aduba, who carried a sign reading "what Meryl said" to the Women's March on Washington Saturday.
But not others.
Trump responded on Twitter, denying the accusation and retaliated with insults, calling Streep "over-rated."
As we noted then, it's a hard claim to back up.
In addition to her 20 Oscar nominations, Streep has three Oscar wins, 30 Golden Globe nominations, 16 Screen Actors Guild nominations, a Presidential Medial of Freedom, a Kennedy Center Honor... and so on.
On Twitter, some backed the idea that the actress doesn't deserve another award.
FUN FACT: Meryl Streep's name must be read as a nominee for any year in which she made a film. #OscarNoms— Mark Hobin (@Mark_Hobin) January 24, 2017
Am I the only one who thinks that Meryl Streep shouldn't have all those noms? pic.twitter.com/ha2oYoT2MM— Enthusiastic Ben (@KinseyKeith) January 24, 2017
Others had jokes on the irony of the overrated claim.
Streep, for her part, had a simple response.