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Meryl Streep Multiple Best Actress Golden Globe Winner & Loser, Oscar Nod That Got Away

Meryl Streep Golden Globe Best Actress multiple winnerMeryl Streep: Golden Globe Best Actress multiple winner.

Meryl Streep wins eighth Golden Globe

Two-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep (supporting for Kramer vs. Kramer, 1979; lead for Sophie's Choice, 1982) poses with her eighth Golden Globe at the 2012 Golden Globes ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on Sunday, Jan. 15, '12.

Streep won in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama category for her performance as British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady. Lloyd had previously collaborated with Streep on the musical blockbuster Mamma Mia!.

Meryl Streep Golden Globe wins

Beginning at the 1979 ceremony, Meryl Streep has been nominated for no less than 26 Golden Globes, in both the motion picture and television categories. Below are her eight wins, which include a two-decade gap between her third and fourth statuette.

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
    Dir.: Robert Benton.
    Cast: Dustin Hoffman. Meryl Streep. Jane Alexander. Justin Henry.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981).
    Dir.: Karel Reisz.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Jeremy Irons.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Sophie's Choice (1982).
    Dir.: Alan J. Pakula.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Kevin Kline. Peter MacNicol.
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Adaptation (2002).
    Dir.: Spike Jonze.
    Cast: Nicolas Cage. Meryl Streep. Chris Cooper. Tilda Swinton.
  • Best Actress in a Television Movie or Miniseries for Angels in America (2003).
    Dir.: Mike Nichols.
    Cast: Al Pacino. Meryl Streep. Mary-Louise Parker. Emma Thompson.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for The Devil Wears Prada (2006).
    Dir.: David Frankel.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Anne Hathaway. Emily Blunt. Stanley Tucci. Simon Baker. Adrian Grenier.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Nora Ephron's Julie & Julia (2009).
    Dir.: Nora Ephron.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Amy Adams. Stanley Tucci. Chris Messina.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for The Iron Lady (2011).
    Dir.: Phyllida Lloyd.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Jim Broadbent. Olivia Colman. Iain Glen. Amanda Root. Anthony Head. Richard E. Grant.

Golden Globe nominations

Meryl Streep has been a Golden Globe “loser” 18 times. Below is the full list of her Golden Globe nominations:

  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for It's Complicated (2009).
    Dir.: Nancy Meyers.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Alec Baldwin. Steve Martin. John Krasinski. Lake Bell. Mary Kay Place. Rita Wilson. Alexandra Wentworth. Hunter Parrish.
    Winner: Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Mamma Mia! (2008).
    Dir.: Phyllida Lloyd.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Amanda Seyfried. Pierce Brosnan. Colin Firth. Dominic Cooper. Stellan Skarsgård. Julie Walters. Christine Baranski.
    Winner: Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Doubt (2008).
    Dir.: John Patrick Shanley.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Amy Adams. Philip Seymour Hoffman. Viola Davis.
    Winner: Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road.
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for The Manchurian Candidate (2004).
    Dir.: Jonathan Demme.
    Cast: Denzel Washington. Liev Schreiber. Jon Voight. Bruno Ganz.
    Winner: Natalie Portman for Closer.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for The Hours (2002).
    Dir.: Stephen Daldry.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Nicole Kidman. Julianne Moore. Ed Harris. Toni Collette. Allison Janney. Claire Danes. Jeff Daniels. Stephen Dillane. Miranda Richardson. Eileen Atkins. John C. Reilly.
    Winner: Nicole Kidman for The Hours.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Music of the Heart (1999).
    Dir.: Wes Craven.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Angela Bassett. Aidan Quinn. Gloria Estefan. Cloris Leachman. Charlie Hofheimer. Kieran Culkin.
    Winner: Hilary Swank for Boys Don't Cry.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for One True Thing (1998).
    Dir.: Carl Franklin.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Renée Zellweger. William Hurt. Tom Everett Scott
    Winner: Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth.
  • Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for …First Do No Harm (1997).
    Dir.: Jim Abrahams.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Fred Ward. Seth Adkins. Margo Martindale. Allison Janney.
    Winner: Alfre Woodard for Miss Evers' Boys.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Marvin's Room (1996).
    Dir.: Jerry Zaks.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Diane Keaton. Leonardo DiCaprio. Robert De Niro. Hume Cronyn. Gwen Verdon. Margo Martindale. Cynthia Nixon. Kelly Ripa. Dan Hedaya. Hal Scardino.
    Winner: Brenda Blethyn for Secrets & Lies.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for The Bridges of Madison County (1995).
    Dir.: Clint Eastwood.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Clint Eastwood. Annie Corley. Victor Slezak.
    Winner: Sharon Stone for Casino.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for The River Wild (1994).
    Dir.: Curtis Hanson.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. David Strathairn. Kevin Bacon. Joseph Mazzello. Stephanie Sawyer. Benjamin Bratt. John C. Reilly.
    Winner: Jessica Lange for Blue Sky.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Death Becomes Her (1992).
    Dir.: Robert Zemeckis.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Goldie Hawn. Bruce Willis. Isabella Rossellini.
    Winner: Miranda Richardson for Enchanted April.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Postcards from the Edge (1990), as a fictionalized version of Carrie Fisher (Star Wars' Princess Leia).
    Dir.: Mike Nichols.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Shirley MacLaine. Gene Hackman. Dennis Quaid. Richard Dreyfuss. Rob Reiner. Mary Wickes. Annette Bening. Simon Callow. CCH Pounder.
    Winner: Julia Roberts for Pretty Woman.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for She-Devil (1989).
    Dir.: Susan Seidelman.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Roseanne Barr. Ed Begley Jr. Linda Hunt. Sylvia Miles. A Martinez. Bryan Larkin. Elisebeth Peters. Maria Pitillo. Mary Louise Wilson. Deborah Rush.
    Winner: Jessica Tandy for Driving Miss Daisy.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for A Cry in the Dark / Evil Angels (1988).
    Dir.: Fred Schepisi.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Sam Neill. John Howard. David Hoflin. Ian Gilmour. Tony Martin.
    Winners (three-way tie): Shirley MacLaine for Madame Sousatzka; Sigourney Weaver for Gorillas in the Mist; Jodie Foster for The Accused.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Out of Africa (1985).
    Dir.: Sydney Pollack.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Robert Redford. Klaus Maria Brandauer.
    Winner: Whoopi Goldberg for The Color Purple.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Silkwood (1983).
    Dir.: Mike Nichols.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Kurt Russell. Cher.
    Winner: Shirley MacLaine for Terms of Endearment.
  • Best Supporting Actress for The Deer Hunter (1978).
    Dir.: Michael Cimino.
    Cast: Robert De Niro. Christopher Walken. Meryl Streep. John Cazale.
    Winner: Dyan Cannon for Heaven Can Wait.

Double Golden Globe nominee, the Oscar nod that got away

To date, Meryl Streep has been a Golden Globe double nominee at three ceremonies:

  • 2003 (The Hours, Adaptation).
  • 2008 (Doubt, Mamma Mia!).
  • 2009 (It's Complicated, Julie & Julia).

Curiously (and unusually), in '09 not only did she lose to herself, but both her nominations were for movies directed by women (Nora Ephron, Nancy Meyers).

Also, despite her 26 Golden Globe nominations – vs. a mere 16 Academy Awards nods – Streep somehow managed to be shortlisted for a Best Actress Oscar for a performance that failed to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: her destitute woman opposite Jack Nicholson's disillusioned ex-family man in Hector Babenco's box office disaster Ironweed (1987).

See also: “Meryl Streep Glitz & Goom, Mo'Nique Tears & Laughter.”

Meryl Streep photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.

List of Meryl Streep Golden Globe nominations via the IMDb.

Evan Rachel Wood Golden Globe nominee Red CarpetEvan Rachel Wood: Golden Globe nominee on the Red Carpet.

Golden Globe nominee Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood, nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series, Miniseries, or Movie category for her performance as Veda Pierce in Todd Haynes' Mildred Pierce, is seen above on the Globes' Red Carpet outside the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills. Wood's fellow nominees were:

  • Eventual winner Jessica Lange for American Horror Story.
  • Emmy winner Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey.
  • Sofia Vergara for Modern Family.
  • Kelly MacDonald for Boardwalk Empire.

As the titular Mildred Pierce (the mother of Wood's character), Best Actress Oscar winner Kate Winslet (The Reader, 2008) was the Golden Globe winner in the Best Actress in a Television Movie or Miniseries category.

Prior to Mildred Pierce, Evan Rachel Wood was shortlisted for a Golden Globe in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama category for Catherine Hardwicke's Thirteen, also featuring Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe nominee Holly Hunter and Twilight Saga performer Nikki Reed.

The winner that year was eventual Best Actress Oscar winner Charlize Theron for Patty Jenkins' Monster.

'Mildred Pierce' 1945

Sixty-seven years ago, Ann Blyth was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for playing Veda Pierce. Joan Crawford was the Best Actress winner for her portrayal of the title role in Michael Curtiz's Best Picture nominee Mildred Pierce, also featuring Eve Arden, Zachary Scott, Jack Carson, and Bruce Bennett.

Anne Revere was that year's Best Supporting Actress winner for Clarence Brown's National Velvet.

Evan Rachel Wood photo: Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet © HFPA.

Salma Hayek Golden Globes' Red CarpetSalma Hayek: Golden Globes' Red Carpet.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek is seen above on the 2012 Golden Globes' Red Carpet outside the Beverly Hilton. Hayek and her Puss in Boots co-star Antonio Banderas were presenters at the ceremony.

In early 2003, she was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance as troubled painter Frida Kahlo in Julie Taymor's Frida. She lost to Nicole Kidman as troubled author Virginia Woolf in The Hours.

Recently, Salma Hayek made headlines (and raised some eyebrows) after she was announced as one of this year's recipients of the Legion of Honor, France's highest civil honor.

Salma Hayek photo: Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet © HFPA.

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