2010 National Medal of Arts
Meryl Streep's contributions to American art and culture as an actress of the stage and screen are unrivaled. With more Academy Award nominations than any other actor in history, she is widely considered one of the most talented and respected actors of our time.
Among Streep's many awards are two Academy Award awards, seven Golden Globe awards, two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Cannes Film Festival award, four New York Film Critics Circle Awards, five Grammy Award nominations, a BAFTA award, and an Australian Film Institute Award. In 2004, she was awarded the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2010 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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