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Who Has Received the Most Acting Nominations?

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Actress Meryl Streep arrives at the 84th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 6, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

Meryl Streep

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Question: Who Has Received the Most Acting Nominations?
Answer: Meryl Streep stands as the most nominated actor with 17 nominations. Streep won Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in "Kramer vs Kramer" and Best Actress in a Leading Role in "Sophie's Choice." She was also nominated for her work in "The Deer Hunter," "The French Lieutenant's Woman," "Silkwood," "Out of Africa," "Ironweed," "A Cry in the Dark," "Postcards from the Edge," "The Bridges of Madison County," "One True Thing," "Music of the Heart," "Adaptation,", "The Devil Wears Prada", "Doubt", "Julie and Julia," and "The Iron Lady".

Three of Meryl Streep's 17 nominations were in the Best Supporting Actress category.

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