Meryl Streep's 19 Oscar-Nominated Roles

Meryl Streep's 19 Oscar-Nominated Roles

To celebrate her birthday, we look to the most iconic characters brought to life by Hollywood's reigning queen

To celebrate her birthday, we look to the most iconic characters brought to life by Hollywood's reigning queen

Text: Emily Kappes

With a career spanning over 40 years, her majesty Meryl Streep has captivated audiences with her versatility and devotion to the craft. Given this, it's no surprise that she has been nominated for an Academy Award no less than 19 times (it's gotten to the point where even the queen herself laughs when her name gets called on stage at the ceremony). Here are the roles that earned her numerous recognitions from the Academy.

The Deer Hunter (1979), Best Supporting Actress (Nominated):

Kramer v. Kramer (1980), Best Supporting Actress (Won):

The French Lieutenant's Woman (1982), Best Actress (Nominated):

Silkwood (1983), Best Actress (Nominated):

Sophie's Choice (1983), Best Actress (Won):

Out of Africa (1986), Best Actress (Nominated):

Ironweed (1988), Best Actress (Nominated):

A Cry in the Dark (Evil Angels) (1989), Best Actress (Nominated):

Postcards from the Edge (1991), Best Actress (Nominated):

The Bridges of Madison County (1996), Best Actress (Nominated):

One True Thing (1999), Best Actress (Nominated):

Music of the Heart (2000), Best Actress (Nominated):

Adaptation (2003), Best Supporting Actress (Nominated):

The Devil Wears Prada (2007), Best Actress (Nominated):

Doubt (2009), Best Actress (Nominated):

Julie and Julia (2010), Best Actress (Nominated):

The Iron Lady (2012), Best Actress (Won) :

August: Osage County (2014), Best Actress (Nominated):

Into the Woods (2015), Best Supporting Actress (Nominated):

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