Is Meryl Streep Overrated? Here’s A List Of Her Accolades

Above: Meryl Streep accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th annual Golden Globes
Above: Meryl Streep accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th annual Golden Globes

Meryl Streep was honoured at the 2017 Golden Globes on Sunday night with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, recognizing a lifetime of notable work in the film industry. Instead of using her acceptance speech to recognize her own achievements, Streep opted to use her time to call out U.S. president-elect Donald Trump for his “performances,” particularly an incident when he appeared to mock a disabled reporter during a November 2015 campaign rally — something Trump has denied doing.

“This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modelled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing,” Streep said during the six-minute speech. “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”

Trump responded to Streep’s comments on Monday morning by taking aim at the actress on Twitter, writing: “Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked me last night at the Golden Globes.”

While “overrated” is an opinion, Streep has more than a few acting accolades to her name. She has earned nominations and trophies from a gaggle of critics and film festivals in Toronto, St. Louis, San Francisco, Phoenix, Palm Springs, New Jersey, Iowa, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Florida, North Texas, Oklahoma and Washington, D.C.. She has also received numerous global awards and even received Honary doctorate degrees from four Ivy League universities. Here’s a look at some of Meryl Streep’s most notable recognitions:

Academy Awards
Streep has earned 19 Oscar nominations since 1979 and has won three times (Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie’s Choice and The Iron Lady). She holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations of any actor.

British Academy Film Awards
Streep has earned 14 BAFTA nominations since 1979 and has won twice (The French Lieutenant’s Woman and The Iron Lady).

Critics Choice Awards
Streep has earned 11 Critics Choice Awards since 2002 and has won three times (Doubt, Julie & Julia and Florence Foster Jenkins).

Golden Globe Awards
Streep has earned 23 Gold Globe nominations since 1978 and has won eight times (Kramer vs. Kramer, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Sophie’s Choice, Adaptation, Angels in America, The Devil Wears Prada, Julie & Julia and The Iron Lady). She also received the Cecil B. Demille Award at the 2017 ceremony. She holds the record for the most Golden Globe nominations of any actor.

Grammy Awards
Streep has earned five Grammy Award nominations since 1986.

Hollywood Walk of Fame
Streep received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.

Kennedy Center Honor
The John F. Kennedy Center honored Streep for her contributions to culture through performing arts in 2011.

Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Streep was awarded France’s highest artistic honour in in 2003.

People’s Choice Awards
Streep has earned 38 People’s Choice Award nominations since 1979 and has won eight times.

Presidential Medal of Freedom
Streep scored the highest civilian honour from President Barack Obama in 2014, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom alongside Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw for their “contributions to U.S. security, world peace, and cultural achievement.”

Primetime Emmy Awards
Streep has earned three Primetime Emmy nominations since 1978 and has won twice (Holocaust and Angels in America).

Screen Actors Guild Awards
Streep has earned 17 SAG nominations since 1995 and won twice (Angels in America and Doubt).

Tony Awards:
Streep has earned one Tony Award nomination since 1976.

Christopher Turner

Christopher Turner

AmongMen’s Editor-in-Chief is a well-respected fashion and style writer whose works have appeared in Fashionism, Fashion Television, MSN, DesignLines, the Kaboose Network, the Disney Family Network and Sun Media. He also has a collection of designer kicks that would make Imelda Marcos blush and lives in Toronto’s trendy east end. Follow him at: @Turnstylin.

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