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Understand the relevance of Meryl Streep in cinema

This Tuesday (14), the opening of the 77th Cannes Film Festival It is Meryl Streep is present to receive an honorary Palme d'Or.

Besides being owner of three Oscar statuettes the 74-year-old actress has already received two of the four EGOT honors – a level reached by winning the four most prestigious awards in the world of entertainment – ​​Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony – which according to Forbes, has only been achieved by 19 other people .

During her career, the actress appeared in several prestigious films such as “Sophie's Choice” from 1982 and “Between Two Loves” from 1985. Furthermore, she was responsible for immortalizing some characters with her performance. This is the case of Donna Sheridan in “Mamma Mia” (2008) and the merciless Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006).

For her performance, she won three Oscars. Streep won the first statuette in 1980, when she won the award for Best Supporting Actress for “Kramer vs. Kramer”. Her second award came three years later, in 1983 for “Sophie’s Choice.” In 2012, she was awarded Best Actress for “The Iron Lady”, a film that tells the story of the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher.

The star also stood out for his work in television series and programs and in total, he has already received 5 Emmy nominations, one of the most important audiovisual ceremonies, which celebrates the series, miniseries and TV films that stood out the most within their categories.

In this branch, Meryl Streep has already taken home 3 statuettes . The first was in 1978, in his first nomination, with the NBC miniseries, “Holocausto”. The next award was won in 2004 for her role in “Angels of America”. His last Emmy win came in 2017 with his narration in “Cinco que Voltaram”, a Netflix documentary series.

At the Tony Awards, which reward the best American theater productions, Meryl Streep also received a nomination in 1976, however, she did not take home the award.

At the Grammys, the main award in the world of music, Meryl Streep has already been nominated 7 times, the last time this year, in the category of Best Audiobook Recording, Narration and Storytelling for “Big Tree”. However, she has not yet won at this ceremony.

Lastly, it's worth mentioning that Meryl Streep broke her own record for the most individual nominations at this year's Golden Globes.

According to the awards' official website, the star set the record for the most nominated actress of all time by receiving her 33rd nomination. She is also the actress with the most Golden Globe wins, having won eight times in total, in works such as “The Devil Wears Prada” and “The Iron Lady”, in addition to the Cecil DeMille award.

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Source: CNN Brasil

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