Streep’s nomination for Best Actress comes for her portrayal of publisher Katharine Graham in The Post. The film tells the story of the owner of the Washington Post up against the difficult position of whether or not to publish the Pentagon Papers, going against a President Nixon-ordered court injunction and risking the newspaper’s IPO as it prepares to go public.
“I am honored beyond measure by this nomination for a film I love, a film that stands in defense of press freedom, and inclusion of women’s voices in the movement of history- Proud of the film, and all her filmmakers. Thank you from a full heart,” Streep said in a statement to ET.
Of course, this is not the only record Streep maintains. She holds the current record for most competitive Golden Globe wins with eight trophies and the record for most nominations for any person with 31. She was also honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2016.
The Post was also nominated for Best Motion Picture of the Year.
The 90th annual Academy Awards will be hosted live by Jimmy Kimmel at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, March 4 starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ABC.