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Meryl Streep breaks record with win No. 7 at Golden Globes

January 17, 2010 |  8:30 pm

Meryl Streep Julie & Julia Its Complicated Meryl Streep is the new queen of the Golden Globes as her win for best actress in a comedy or musical for "Julie & Julia" gives her seven statuettes to the half dozen owned by Jack Nicholson and Angela Lansbury

Streep set the record for most nominations last year when her double lead actress nods for "Doubt" (drama) and "Mamma Mia!" (comedy/musical) gave her 23 in total, breaking the tie with Jack Lemmon who racked up 22 lead nods and 4 wins (movie drama — 0/6; movie comedy — 3/10; and TV movie/mini — 1/6) over 40 years beginning in 1960. She lost both those races -- drama to Kate Winslet ("Revolutionary Road") and comedy/musical to Sally Hawkins ("Happy-Go-Lucky"). 

This year, she was also a double nominee -- bringing her total tally to 25 -- competing against herself in the comedy-musical actress with a bid for "It's Complicated" as well. From her 21 movie nominations, Streep had won five Golden Globes -- for her Oscar-winning roles in "Kramer vs. Kramer" (supporting, 1979) and "Sophie's Choice" (lead drama, 1982) as well as "The French Lieutenant's Woman" (lead drama, 1981), "Adaptation" (supporting, 2002) and "The Devil Wears Prada" (lead comedy/musical, 2006). Streep's other Golden Globe came for a small screen role -- lead actress in a TV movie or mini ("Angels in America," 2004). 

All of Nicholson's six Globes and 17 nominations came for his work in the movies. He has won in all three movie acting categories: lead actor (drama) for "Chinatown" (1974),  "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) and "About Schmidt" (2002), lead actor (comedy-musical) for "Prizzi's Honor" (1985) and "As Good as It Gets" (1997), and supporting actor for "Terms of Endearment" (1983).

Lansbury won both of her supporting actress in a movie bids -- "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1945) and "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962) -- and four of her 10 races for best actress in a TV drama series for "Murder She Wrote" (1984, 1986, 1989, 1991).

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Photos and credits: Meryl Streep in "It's Complicated" (Universal), left, and "Julie & Julia" (Columbia).

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If Meryl doesn't win the Oscar this year, I will not be looking at it ever again--not even if they give it to her afterwards. I am just sick and tired of this...shhhhh! don't worry, I won't say it.

The voters are her peers, these hyprocites who work with her, who sing her praise, who learn so much from her, and the fact that they could turn away from such an experience and vote against her, makes them the ultimate Benidict Arnold, Judas. It means they could not be trusted to have anyone's back, much less Meryl. They have no loyalty, they have no friends. It's dog eat dog out there.

Well all of that sounds great to some people but when it comes right down to it, it's about we and who we really are, which reminds me, could someone tell me, how does this sham really work? Who are these people anyway and how much of it is subjectivity and just plain, old fashion jealousy?

Meryl values work, interpretation, expression, feeling that bring the character to life, not "sex-appeal or outside beauty" which since the end of the last century and the beginning of this one......
Meryl to me is perfect, is incredible, is awsome... Is everything, but I still haven't found anything to really describe MERYL STREEP or to describe how she has changed my life deeply....
Meryl deserved this Golden Globe and I think she deseved for Doubt last year, which was one of the greatest intrerpretations of hers I've seen since One True Thing (1998).... Meryl has been recognized since Mamma Mia!, but she still has "walls to cross". And I know she will... Meryl will still shock and be aclaimed for many years, and of course I'll be here for her......
Meryl, you are the best.... And you'll always live in my heart...
And I hope soon to meet you and tell you all this personally....
I will............

Becuase I'll persude my dream and be her friend..... I'd love to be her assistent.......

Meryl is the GREATEST actress of her generation and to me she is the "reencarnation of Bette Davis, Ingryd Bergman, Lucille Ball and a little of Katherine Hepburn all in one plus her incredible and undescribable power to capture of her own feelings".... But I think Meryl was never valued the way she really deserved and just now and not even properly Hollywood is beginnig to see the preciousness unseen beneath its blind eyes with the sterotype of youth and beauty only.... Of course it's changed. With the colaboration of who?

The Best actress of this and any generation

Just found out that Alan Alda also won 6 Golden Globes out of 16 nominations.

Meryl deserves everything she gets! <3 thi women

She should had won for Doubt! that was a role to win, Julie/Julie was boring, overacted and silly, didnt liked Meryl at all, even I LOVE HER, please dont make her win for this,,,

This woman is amazing and it's her year. She won many critics' awards, the NYFCC among them, the BFCA, the Globe. It's a beautiful performance - full of small details that make people laugh and feel sadness. It's a beautiful, honest performance. Hands down, it should be her Oscar!

Hollywood is taking Meryl Streep for granted! Even though she has had record breaking nominations for the OSCAR as well, SHE HAS HAD NO RECENT WIN. This should be the year--Julie/Julia was great!

Streep may be a great actor, but she was horribly miscast as Julia Child; the minute she opened her mouth, I couldn't stop laughing! Where is Dan Aykroyd when you really need him?

Thank you Ms. Meryl Streep for such a gift. You are so classy to acknowledge all the other women in the room.You have brought joy to many hearts of women and men across America, by sharing your talents in many different roles and genres.

Awesome. Streep deserves to win the Oscar in March!

hmmm, she deserved to win for Out for Africa, A Cry in the Dark and the Bridges of Madison Country and Doubt. Hell, if people actually voted on who gave the best performance instead of whose time it is to win, no one would be near her. The actors who can rival her Daniel Day Lewis and Cate Blanchett.


I want Meryl to win the Oscar so bad its addicting. She so deserves it this year for giving the best female performance by a lead actress- and also being WAY overdue. Even Sandra Bullock shouldn't stop her from trumping her competition. Streep for 3rd Oscar March 7, 2010.

Meryl Streep is the actress of our day!!! Her talent is magnificient and her work shows just how broad her talent ranges!!! She is an amazing woman and I love all of her work, can't wait to see more of her!!!




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