Oscar Voter: There’s Only One Reason Meryl Streep Got Nominated—And It’s Not Acting

One “brutally honest” Oscar voter says 20-time nominee Meryl Streep played her role in this year’s Florence Foster Jenkins “like a clown” — and believes the actress was only awarded a nomination in return for delivering her infamous anti-Donald Trump speech at last month’s Golden Globes.

“I thought Meryl [Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins] played it like a clown — she’s cute and adorable, but this woman didn’t matter to me in the end — but people are gaga over Meryl, and I think she solidified her nomination when she gave that speech at the Golden Globes,” the anonymous Oscar voter told the Hollywood Reporter.

The Academy member — a female member of the acting branch — added: “I don’t think she would have gotten nominated without it.”

In January, Streep used her Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech at the Golden Globes to rebuke President Trump for what she called his “disrespect” and his “violence;” the actress also challenged a “principled press” to stand up to the president, and urged Hollywood to support the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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