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Meryl Streep turns 75: discover 5 award-winning films by the actress

The award-winning actress Meryl Streep turns 75 on Saturday (22). With more than 45 years of career, he won two honors from the EGOT — that is, when an artist wins the main music, TV, film and theater awards, such as Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

In 2024, Streep received the honorary Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. “I am immensely honored to receive news of this prestigious award. Winning an award at Cannes, for the international community of artists, has always represented the greatest achievement in the art of cinema,” said the actress at the time.

She also received several nominations for her work on the small screen, such as Best Actress for the film “The Post”. Below, enjoy and see five award-winning films in which Meryl Streep participated:

“The Post — The Secret War” (2017)

The film narrates the period in which the Washington Post tries to gain more prominence in the market, but faces a dilemma with the New York Times. In the work, Meryl Streep plays Kat Graham, the owner of the vehicle, a role that earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

In total, according to IMDB, The Post — The Secret War received 116 nominations and accumulated 21 wins in various awards. Among them, Best Film, by the film critics organization National Board of Review; and Best Portrayal of Washington DC, by the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards.

“The Iron Lady” (2011)

With 47 nominations at various awards, the film tells the biographical story of former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Meryl Streep, the character’s interpreter, showed everything from Thatcher’s entry into politics until her last days of life.

The role earned Streep an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Actress. Furthermore, the work received other awards: Best Makeup and Hair, at BAFTA; Best Costume Design, at the Irish Film and Television Awards; and British Actress of the Year, for Olivia Colman, at the London Critics Circle Film Awards.

“The Devil Wears Prada” (2006)

With Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt in the cast, Meryl Streep won the Golden Globe and Satellite Awards for Best Actress for her role as Miranda Priestley , the editor-in-chief of New York’s most important fashion magazine, Runaway. The film also received nominations at the Oscars, in the categories of Best Actress and Best Costume Design, but did not win.

The film follows Andy (Hathaway), who gets a job as Miranda’s assistant, but needs to learn how to deal with his boss, disputes in the job market and his own romantic relationship.

“Adaptation” (2002)

The film tells the story of Charlie Kaufman (Nicolas Cage) trying to adapt a book by author Susan Orlean (Meryl Streep) for the cinema. At the same time, he tries to deal with his low self-esteem.

The work won the BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay and won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Chris Cooper the protagonist of Susan Orlean’s book in the film.

Streep even received several nominations for the role — including Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars — but won the same category at other awards, such as the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards and the Florida Film Critics Circle Awards.

“Sophie’s Choice” (1982)

A classic of world cinema, “Sophie’s Choice” tells the story of a young aspiring writer, Stingo (Peter MacNicol), who moves to New York and meets Sofia Zawistowska (Meryl Streep).

The film won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Actress for Meryl Streep. . The film was also nominated in other categories of the main world cinema awards, such as Best Costume Design, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Original Soundtrack.

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Source: CNN Brasil

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