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Meryl Streep Continues Her Reign As Queen Of Hollywood With 20th Oscar Nomination

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25/01/2017 1:34 AM AEDT | Updated 02/02/2017 4:29 AM AEDT
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Meryl Streep poses at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

We don’t call her Queen Meryl for nothing. 

On Tuesday morning, Meryl Streep was nominated for her 20th (!!!) Academy Award, proving yet again why she’s considered one of the greatest actors of all time. Streep, who won the Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year’s Golden Globe Awards, broke her own record with Tuesday’s nomination ― Actress in a Leading Role ― for the film “Florence Foster Jenkins.”

To express her excitement over the nomination, Streep shared the following gif (via a publicist) in a statement obtained by The Los Angeles Times. It’s perfect:

Streep, 67, has held the record for most nominations for a few years now, with Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson tied behind her with 12 nominations each. 

Naturally, folks on social media were delighted to see Streep’s name in the category. People also couldn’t help but call out President Donald Trump, who called the actress overrated after she directed her Golden Globes speech at him. 

Also in the category this year are Emma Stone (”La La Land”), Natalie Portman (”Jackie”), Ruth Negga (”Loving”) and Isabelle Huppert (”Elle”). 

To see the full list of Oscar nominees, head here

This post has been updated to include Streep’s reactionary gif. 

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