Best Actress 2016: Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins

merylstreep_ffjA photo of Meryl Streep as she appears in the teaser for Stephen Frears’ Florence Foster Jenkins

The Facts

Oscar History
Meryl Streep has three wins from 19 nominations.

  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Deer Hunter (1978)
  • Won: Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)
  • Won: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Sophie’s Choice (1982)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Silkwood (1983)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Out of Africa (1985)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Ironweed (1987)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for A Cry in the Dark, or Evil Angels (1988)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Postcards from the Edge (1990)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for One True Thing (1998)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Music of the Heart (1999)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Adaptation. (2002)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Doubt (2008)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Julie and Julia (2009)
  • Won: Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Iron Lady (2011)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for August: Osage County (2013)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Into the Woods (2014)

This Year
Meryl Streep has
Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who aspires to sing opera professionally – despite lacking the necessary vocal talent

Festivals:

  • Belfast Film Festival – Closing Film (Apr. 23, 2016)

U.S. Distributor: Paramount Pictures
U.S. Release Date: TBD
U.S. Box Office: TBD

Why? Streep seemingly gets in on name alone these days. Florence is a biopic that should allow Oscar’s Queen to play to the rafters.

Why not? Not one thing – the early U.K. release, the Belfast stint, the trailers – suggests that we’ll see Streep or the film represented on the awards trail.

Ranking: No. 13 as of Mar. 30, 2016

More on the competition

See also:

  • Best Supporting Actor 2016: Hugh Grant for Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Best Supporting Actor 2016: Simon Helberg for Florence Foster Jenkins