The nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday. To the surprise of no one, the legendary Meryl Streep was nominated for Best Actress for her role in the film Florence Foster Jenkins.
Of course, she released a statement regarding her 20th Oscar nomination, but much to the internet's surprise, the statement was a little, um, unconventional.
That's right. Meryl Streep sent in a GIF of herself dancing as her statement regarding her Oscar nomination.
The GIF in question is from Paul McCartney's 2013 music video for his song, "Queenie Eye."
A representative for Meryl Streep has confirmed to Buzzfeed that the GIF is, in fact, her official statement on her Oscar nomination.
I have learned two things from this story:
1. We are truly living in the age of the internet when world-renowned actors are using GIFs to respond to their Oscar nominations.
2. When you are Meryl Streep, you don't have to use words if you do not wish to use words.