At Monday's nominations ceremony, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that the Florence Foster Jenkins star is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. 20th Century Women's Annette Bening, Rules Don't Apply's Lily Collins, The Edge of Seventeen's Hailee Steinfeld and La La Land's Emma Stone are also up for the award. With 30 nominations to her name, Streep is the most nominated star in the show's history.
Streep, 67, summed up her excitement in a statement to E! News, saying, "AAAAGGGGHHHH!"
Hugh Grant, who stars as Streep's husband and manager, also received a nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. "It's extremely nice of the HFPA to nominate me, and I'm very grateful and touched. I'm forever indebted to [director] Stephen Frears for offering me such a juicy role in such a classy film," the actor, 56, told E! News in a statement. "I'm also thrilled to see that my co-stars—up and comer Meryl Streep and the always peerless Simon Helberg—have also been nominated. My thanks again to the HFPA for their support."
Helberg earned a Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nomination for his role as pianist Cosmé McMoon. Florence Foster Jenkins is up for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.
Streep received her first Golden Globe nomination in 1978 for The Deer Hunter. She won her first Golden Globe in 1979 (Best Supporting Actress) for her work in Kramer vs. Kramer.
In 2009, Streep became the most-nominated performer in Golden Globes history when her double lead actress nominations for Doubt and Mamma Mia! gave her 23 nominations in total. Since then, she's racked up seven more nominations, thanks to Into the Woods and other films.
Streep also holds the records for most Golden Globe wins thanks to her roles in Kramer vs. Karmer (1979), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Sophie's Choice (1982), Adaptation (2002), Angels in America (2003), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Julie & Julia (2009) and The Iron Lady (2010). She will also receive the Cecil B. Demille Award at the 74th Golden Globes.
Will Florence Foster Jenkins result in Streep's ninth Golden Globe victory? The winners will be announced Jan. 8, 2017 starting at 8 p.m., when Jimmy Fallon hosts the big event live on NBC.
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