Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Streep receives 15th BAFTA nomination

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced its nominations earlier today and Meryl made the cut with her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins.  This makes is fifteen BAFTA nominations for Streep overall, having won twice, for 1981's The French Lieutenant's Woman and 2011's The Iron Lady.  Congrats to Hugh Grant as well as he was nominated in the Supporting Actor category.  The other ladies nominated alongside Streep were:

Amy Adams (Arrival)
Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)
Emma Stone (La La Land)
Natlie Portman (Jackie)

I read somewhere that Globe winner Isabelle Huppert was apparently ineligible for BAFTA this year, as her film Elle was not yet released in the UK.  I think that's why we see Emily Blunt on this list, plus she's a Brit.  Interesting fact that Streep has never received nominations for Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA for a film without then getting an Academy Award nod, so she is in very good shape at the moment.  Oscar nominations are announced two weeks from today on the 24th.  

The BAFTA ceremony will be held February 12 and the full list of nominees can be read here

Congrats, Meryl!



  1. You're right - a lot of her great work such as Evil Angels and One True Thing were never released here in the UK hence the drought from 1986 to 2003. So glad she's up again after being snubbed for August.

    I wonder how long it will be til she gets the lifetime achievement from BAFTA now the GG's have opened the gate!

    Meryl now regains her lead for most nominated for these awards too..

    1. I think Judi Dench has 15 for film too?

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    3. My mistake, Dench has 15 as Well. She got the now-defunct Newcomer award in 1965. Still, given Meryl's 17 year gap her 15 is amazing! I know she likely won't win this one but it's still a wildcard - BAFTA do sometimes offer surprises!