Meryl Streep recently tagged as “one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood” by US President Donald Trump has become the first artist to be nominated for 20 Oscar awards.
The actress has been shortlisted in the Best Actress category for her role in comedy drama Florence Foster Jenkins, in which she plays a tone deaf opera singer.
Already a three-time Oscar-winner, Streep, has been nominated in the best actress category for her role as tone-deaf opera singer alongside Ruth Negga for Loving, Isabelle Huppert for Elle, Natalie Portman for Jackie and Emma Stone for La La Land.
The 67-year-old star received her first Academy Award nomination for “The Deer Hunter” in 1979 in the best supporting actress category, which she lost out to Maggie Smith for her film California Suite. She won her first ever Oscar for “Kramer vs Kramer” in 1980.
This nomination comes after Streep’s fiery, politically-charged Golden Globes speech against US President Donald Trump. Streep, an ardent supporter of Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton, took the President down in her scathing acceptance speech, without naming him and cautioned against powerful people using their position to “bully others”. The actress was described as “over-rated” by Trump. “Meryl Streep, one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big.”
Earlier, a photo of Meryl Streep impersonating US President-elect Donald Trump had been floating around on social media, especially after her speech at the Golden Globes where she took pot shots at Trump without naming him. In the photo from June 2016, she is seen with a lot of foundation on her face, making it look orange and white paint under her eyes, pouting and closing eyes to resemble like Donald Trump.