Meryl Streep: SAG Awards
Meryl Streep, nominated as Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance as the controversial former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady, attends the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards, held on Jan. 29 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Meryl Streep lost to Viola Davis for her performance in Tate Taylor's The Help. Coincidentally, Davis was featured opposite Streep in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt (2008) – for which Streep won her first (and so far only) SAG Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture.
Streep and Davis' competitors this year were:
- Glenn Close as a 19th-century Irishwoman passing for a man in Rodrigo García's Albert Nobbs.
- Tilda Swinton as the mother of a young mass murderer in Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin.
- Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtis' My Week with Marilyn.
Meryl Streep SAG Award nominations
Meryl Streep has been nominated for a total of 13 SAG Awards. She won for the aforementioned Doubt and, in the television categories, for Mike Nichols' mini-series Angels in America (2003).
Streep's other nominations were for the following feature films:
- Best Actress for Curtis Hanson's The River Wild (1994), opposite Kevin Bacon and David Strathairn.
- Best Actress for Clint Eastwood's The Bridges of Madison County (1995), co-starring Eastwood himself.
- As part of the cast of Jerry Zaks' Marvin's Room (1996), along with Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Hume Cronyn, Gwen Verdon, Hal Scardino, and Dan Hedaya.
- Best Actress for Carl Franklin's One True Thing (1998), with Renée Zellweger, William Hurt, and Tom Everett Scott.
- Best Actress for Wes Craven's Music of the Heart, with Angela Bassett, Aidan Quinn, Cloris Leachman, and Gloria Estefan.
- As a cast member of Stephen Daldry's The Hours, alongside Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Stephen Dillane, Ed Harris, Allison Janney, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, and Miranda Richardson.
- As a cast member of Spike Jonze's Adaptation, along with Nicolas Cage, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Cara Seymour, and Tilda Swinton.
- Best Actress for David Frankel's The Devil Wears Prada (2006), with Anne Hathaway.
- As a cast member of Doubt, along with Viola Davis, Amy Adams, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
- Best Actress for Nora Ephron's Julie & Julia (2009), with Amy Adams.
Record Academy Award nominee in the acting categories
Meryl Streep has been nominated for a record 17 Academy Awards. She's in the running this year for The Iron Lady. Previous nominations include those for:
- Mike Nichols' Silkwood (1983), with Kurt Russell and Cher.
- Hector Babenco's Ironweed (1987), with Jack Nicholson.
- Nichols' Postcards from the Edge (1990), in which she plays a fictionalized version of Star Wars' Carrie Fisher, with Shirley MacLaine as a fictionalized version of Singin' in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds.
Streep has won two Oscars:
- Best Supporting Actress for Robert Benton's Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), opposite Dustin Hoffman.
- Best Actress for Alan J. Pakula's Sophie's Choice (1982), opposite Kevin Kline.
Meryl Streep photo: Christopher Polk / WireImage.
Screen Actors Guild Awards website.