How Many Oscars Has Meryl Streep Won? A recap of her MANY nominations.

How Many Oscars Has Meryl Streep Won? A recap of her MANY nominations.

The Academy Award nominations for 2016 films rolled out this morning and to nobody's surprise, Meryl Streep made the cut -- again. This time around Streep was nominated for Best Actress for her acting in the film Florence Foster Jenkins. So just how many times has Meryl Streep ​been nominated for an Oscar? This year's nomination makes 20 for the actress who has more nominations than any other actor EVER. (It almost makes you wonder if there's some kind of rule where the Academy has to nominate her.)

She received her first Oscar nomination in 1979 for The Deer Hunter but did not win. Here's a rundown of the rest: * win.

*Kramer vs Kramer - 1980

The French Lieutenant's Woman - 1982

*Sophie's Choice - 1983

Silkwood - 1984

Out of Africa - 1986

Ironweed - 1988

A Cry in the Dark - 1989


Postcards From the Edge - 1991

The Bridges of Madison County - 1996

One True Thing - 1999

Music of the Heart - 2000

Adaptation - 2003

The Devil Wears Prada - 2007

Doubt - 2009


Julia & Julia - 2010

*The Iron Lady - 2012

August: Osage County - 2014

Into the Woods - 2015

Florence Foster Jenkins - 2017


She's in good company as far as actors who have won the statue, with only five other actors claiming an Oscar three times (Daniel Day-Lewis, Jack Nicholson, Ingrid Bergman, Walter Brennan and Katherine Hepburn). If Streep wins this year she'll tie Katherine Hepburn for having the most Oscar wins at four (though Hepburn was only nominated 12 times).

Streep has some tough competition in her category this year, going up against Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Ruth Negga (Loving), Natalie Portman (Jackie) and Emma Stone (La La Land). While the Academy certainly has a soft spot for anything Streep does on camera, there's a good chance they'll lean towards Portman for her historical portrayal in Jackie or Stone because of La La Land's commercial and critical success. Musicals tend to do well at the Oscars. Then again, it could go to underdog nominees Huppert or Negga.


You'll have to wait until the Academy Awards air on February 26, 2017 to find out if she walks home with her fourth gold statue.