Meryl Streep Has Basically Always Been the Best Thing About the Oscars

28/02/2018 - 09:36 PM

Meryl Streep [1] first attended the Academy Awards in 1979 and has been a veritable staple at the ceremony ever since — she's been nominated a record 19 times and has taken home three awards. Even when she's not being celebrated for a performance [2], Meryl still manages to steal the show, whether she's wearing a showstopping outfit [3] or snapping an unforgettable group selfie [4] with her fellow A-listers. Keep reading to see a retrospective of Meryl's memorable Academy Awards appearances over the years, and be sure to check out sweet photos of her and her longtime love, husband Don Gummer [5]


Meryl attended her first Academy Awards with husband Don Gummer in 1979. She was nominated for best supporting actress for her role in The Deer Hunter. Gorgeous, right?


She celebrated her best supporting actress win in the Oscars press room in 1980. That year, Meryl took home the trophy for her role in Kramer vs. Kramer.


In 1983, Meryl was her usual funny, adorable self while accepting the best actress award for her role in Sophie's Choice. She was pregnant with her eldest daughter, Mamie Gummer, at the time.


Meryl and Don attended the Governors Ball after the Oscars in 1989. That year, she was nominated for her performance in Evil Angels.


Meryl linked up with then-couple Nicole Kidman [6] and Tom Cruise [7] on the red carpet in 1996. She was a best actress nominee for her role in The Bridges of Madison County that year but lost out to Susan Sarandon for Dead Man Walking.


She brought her husband, Don, and daughter Mamie as her red carpet dates in 1999.


Meryl held hands with her daughter Mamie Gummer on the red carpet before the show in 2000.


In 2003, she was nominated for best supporting actress thanks to her performance in Adaptation.


Meryl looked gorgeous in a low-cut purple gown in 2006.


Meryl reconnected with Nicole Kidman [8] in 2007. She was a best actress nominee that year for her infamous role as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada.


Meryl posed for photos with Amy Adams [9] and Viola Davis on the red carpet in 2009.


Meryl blew kisses to her adoring fans on the red carpet in 2010.


Meryl gave yet another memorable speech when she accepted the best actress award for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. After receiving a standing ovation from the crowd, she said, "When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, 'Oh no, oh come on! Why her again?!' . . . But whatever."


Meryl shared a heartfelt moment with best actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis as she presented him with his Oscar for Lincoln in 2013.

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