Meryl Streep’s anti-Trump speech at the Golden Globes was applauded by many and criticized by others, but regardless it confirmed her position as an industry trailblazer.
As the 67-year-old received her 20th Oscar nomination on Wednesday – setting a new record for the most of any person, ever, living or dead – for her role in Florence Foster Jenkins, she revealed again that she’s not afraid to do things differently.
While many stars that received nominations issued statements upon learning the news, Streep’s was the most of-the-now: her statement was a GIF.
“Please find the following GIF as a statement on behalf of Meryl Streep,” a Paramount publicist wrote in an email, attaching this GIF of Meryl dancing in Paul McCartney music video for “Queenie Eye.”
Even in a rapidly changing world and entertainment industry, Streep is still in touch with the zeitgeist after decades in the business.
The three-time Academy Award winner is up against Isabelle Huppert, Ruth Negga, Natalie Portman and Emma Stone for Best Actress.
The Oscar nomination line-up out today affirmed La La Land’s lead this awards season – it’s up for 14 nominations, including Best Picture.