Meryl Streep, Dubbed "Over-Rated" by Donald Trump, Nabs Her 15th BAFTA Nomination
"Well, we obviously think she's wonderful," says BAFTA's CEO of two-time winner Streep, who picked up a best actress nomination for 'Florence Foster Jenkins.'
Less than a day after Donald Trump lashed out at Meryl Streep via Twitter, describing her as "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood," the star landed her 15th nomination from the British Academy.
While her shortlisting in the best actress category for Florence Foster Jenkins may not have broken any records, Streep's latest BAFTA nomination comes some 38 years after her first in 1979 (for best supporting actress in Manhattan).
Since then, she's won twice, for The French Lieutenant's Woman in 1981 and The Iron Lady in 2011, and has been a regular attendee at the biggest film awards outside of the U.S.
"Fifteenth nomination! Well, we obviously think she's wonderful," BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry tells The Hollywood Reporter. "There are people who have more [nominations], but she's getting very close."