Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
Meryl Streep is in a league of her own. One of the most celebrated actors of modern times, Streep has received 16 Oscar nominations, more than any actor or actress in the history of the awards. She has won two—the first for Best Actress in Sophie's Choice and the second for Best Supporting Actress in Kramer vs. Kramer. Last year, she was nominated for her portrayal of Sister Aloysius in the film adaptation of the John Patrick Shanley play Doubt.
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