Meryl Streep: Is She Overrated?

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Meryl Streep did not win a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins on Sunday night.

And yet the veteran actress still managed to make the most memorable speech of the night.

By a long shot.

As you very likely heard by now, Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille during the ceremony, using her platform to call out Donald Trump for his frequent bullying and his disrespectful behavior.

Meryl Streep on Stage

(Technically, Streep did not actually call Trump out; she never uttered his name.)

After giving props to Hollywood for its diversity, and making a crack about how Trump wants to "kick out" foreigners, Streep arrived at the crux of her speech.

She focused on the time in 2015 when Trump mocked a disabled reporter named Serge F. Kovaleski and told the crowd:

"This instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing... 

"Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence."

Streep was given a rousing ovation by all in attendance, with many in Hollywood jumping on Twitter to sing her praises.

"We will need a lot of people as clear and brave as Meryl Streep if we are to fight the corruption, bad ideas and lies of Donald Trump," wrote Judd Apatow.

"The definition of class," wrote Diane Kruger.

But Trump had a different viewpoint, as you might expect.

Aside from pointing out that Streep was a Hillary Clinton "lover" and a "liberal movie [person]," Trump went on to slam the star as "overrated," a distinction he has previously used for Megyn Kelly, Jon Stewart and the Broadway production Hamilton.

trump tweets

Streep, of course, has been nominated for 19 Academy Awards over the course of her career.

But she's only won three times.

Overall, Streep has been up for 335 awards, yet has only taken home 164 trophies.

That means she wins fewer than half of the times she's nominated. And people want to call her The Greatest Actress of Her Generation?!?

Some might say that these numbers lend credence to Trump's argument.

Other people (named Rachel Dratch) may say “anyone who calls #Meryl "overrated" is unfit to serve.”

Streep's resume is suddenly a topic of conversation over the Internet... and we want you hear from YOU!

Meryl Streep Golden Globes Speech

Are you on Team Meryl? Or Team Trump?

Do you think Streep should have used the Golden Globe Awards stage as a soapbox? Or should she have just stuck to entertainment?

And, most urgently, do you think Meryl Streep is overrated?

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