ROME, ITALY – OCTOBER 20: Meryl Streep walks a red carpet for ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ during the 11th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on October 20, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
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Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins – Nominee,Best Performance By An Actress In a Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy

Our 2017 Cecil B. deMille recipient is an accomplished singer, besides, of course, being an extraordinary actress. What could have been the attraction to play Florence Foster Jenkins, the real-life 1940s New York heiress who decided to launch a singing career in spite of her phenomenally bad vocal skills? “She sang with so much hope and joy, and with an approximation of the thing she was aspiring to”, Streep told us in New York. “When it inevitably went off the tracks (the audience) loved the mistakes too. There had to be something more than just bad singing. And that was what attracted me to the part, the humanity of this woman.” This is Meryl Streep’s 30th Golden Globe nomination. She won eight Golden Globes, between her first in the Supporting category in 1980 with Kramer Vs. Kramer and her most recent Best Actress-Drama in 2012 for her turn as Margaret Thatcher in Iron Lady, in 2012.