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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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