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Meryl Streep ''hates'' inviting people to awards ceremonies.

The 64-year-old actress - who has been nominated for an Oscar 18 times and won three of the coveted statuettes - picked up the 14th annual Monte Cristo Award by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center for her ''artistic commitment to excellence and accomplishment'' in the arts in New York on Monday (21.04.14), and though he was there to support her, her husband Don Gummer insisted he no longer gets ''excited'' when his wife wins a prize.

Asked if he gets sick of watching her pick up honours, Don told the New York Daily News newspaper's Confidenti@l column: ''Not sick, I just don't get excited. She just always hates asking people or having people asked to come support her. She gets tired of it ... after a while what can they say.''

Don also admitted he and his wife - who have been married for 37 years and have children Henry Wolfe, 34; Mamie, 30; Grace, 27; and Louisa, 22, together - squabble over household chores, and a regular argument between them is whether to ''wash the dishes or put them in the dishwasher.''

Meryl was presented with the accolade by actor Joe Grifasi, who told the audience - which included Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas - about a time he and the actress went to a beach several years ago.

They swam out to a rock and she told him she wanted to be married with children by the time she was 35.

And in her acceptance speech, Meryl also recalled the incident, saying: ''Thank you to my husband for my four children that I dreamed up on that rock on the beach that day. He came along thank God.''

And the 'Devil Wears Prada' star also received a comical musical tribute from songwriting duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who reworked 'Love is an Open Door' from 'Frozen' to be about Meryl.

A source said: ''It was about how much they love Meryl and her movies and the chorus was, 'We want to be Meryl Streep.' At the end, they sort of whispered Meryl f***ing Streep, which was very funny.''


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