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A Ranking Of 12 Meryl Streep Award Show Reaction GIFs

And she's up for another award at the 2017 Oscars.

26/02/2017 5:00 AM IST | Updated 26/02/2017 5:02 AM IST

Not only is Meryl Streep the most decorated American actor or actress, with a record-setting 20 Oscar nominations. She’s also queen of the award show reaction shot. Whether responding to her category’s announcement or cheering on a telecast’s proceedings, Streep is the most GIF-worthy celebrity at any of Hollywood’s prestige gatherings. Here are 12 of the best, ranked.

  • 12 2009: The Loren
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    That was the year the Oscars brought out actors to deliver monologues about each nominee. She's mouthing, "Thank you, Sophia." (As in Loren.)
  • 11 1980: The Hair Swoop
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    Meryl is very good at playing coy.
  • 10 2014: The "I Get It, I'm Good"
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    Streep and co-star Julia Roberts were laughing at Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Golden Globe monologue, in which Fey joked, "Meryl Streep, so brilliant in 'August: Osage County,' proving that there are still great parts in Hollywood for Meryl Streeps over 60."
  • 9 2007: The Anonymous Wave
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    Who got the lucky salute during this Best Actress reel?
  • 8 1983: The Chin Stroke
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    She could feel a win coming on. (It was for "Sophie's Choice.")
  • 7 2014: The "Oh, I Didn't See You There, Camera"
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    She saw it.
  • 6 1988: The "Bravo!"
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    She was blowing a kiss to Best Actress winner Cher, who said, "And I also would like to thank Mary Louise Streep, who I feel so unbelievable that I did my first movie with her and now I was nominated with her, and I feel really thankful."
  • 5 2003: The "Who, Me?"
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    This was Streep's fourth Golden Globe win.
  • 4 1982: The Hair Swoop, Part 2
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    This was more of a flummoxed ruffle. Gotta get creative by your third nomination.
  • 3 2012: The "Who, Me?," Part 2
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    This was Streep's eighth Golden Globe win.
  • 2 1999: The Gwyneth
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    In the requisite thanking-of-the-fellow-nominees, teary Best Actress winner Gwyneth Paltrow said, "And the greatest one who ever was, Meryl Streep -- I don't feel very deserving of this in your presence." Meryl was shook.
  • 1 2014: The Ultimate Meryl
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    She cheered on Patricia Arquette's equal-pay speech while seated next to J.Lo. She also knew she owns the Oscars.
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