Emmy Flashback: Meryl Streep '04
By ROBERT PACE
September 04, 2012
Meryl Streep is engraved into history with her wide array of roles in films from The Deer Hunter to The Devil Wears Prada, but she has also taken on a few television endeavors. As one might imagine, the highly acclaimed actress didn't disappoint on the small screen.
At the 2004 Emmys, Streep was nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actress award for the miniseries Angels in America, which was one of twenty other nominations that the touted miniseries received that year.
While Streep had only undertaken a handful of television roles, most of which were either miniseries or made-for-TV movies, she received an Emmy in 1978 for the miniseries Holocaust, which was her first major television project.
Alongside Streep, who won her nominated award that night, is her 13-year-old daughter Louisa, who says that she is "very proud" of her mom for winning the award and knew that she would win it. However, the humble Streep wasn't so confident.
"I really get very worried," she says in the featured flashback. "You have all night to worry."
Angels in America, which also starred Al Pacino, Patrick Wilson, and Mary Louise-Parker, broke the record for most Emmys in a single year by winning 11 awards. The record, which had stood with Roots for nearly three decades, was broken four years later by John Adams.