Meryl Streep, indisputably one of the greatest living actresses (if not the greatest) has earned an astounding 19 Oscar nominations in just twice as many years.
That”s more nominations than any other actor ever. Yes, Streep has surpassed Katharine Hepburn”s 12 noms (though Hepburn currently has the most wins ever for an actor, with four statuettes).
But there is a short list of filmmakers who have Streep beat with nominations in other categories.
With the 88th Academy Awards just around the corner (the ceremony is on Sunday, February 28), read on to brush up on your Oscars trivia on 10 people who have more Academy Awards nominations than Meryl Streep – including one man who earned his 50th nom this year, one who is the patriarch of a family of Oscar winners, and one who learned about his big Best Picture win when he read his newspaper during breakfast the morning after the telecast (he refuses to attend the ceremony each year).