For most Hollywood stars an Oscar nomination is a once in a lifetime achievement, something they’ve been working towards their whole career. But for Meryl Streep, having her name read out amongst the list of Oscar nominees must now feel a little less special, after all it’s happened 19 times.

Meryl Streep19 times a nominee, Streep is an Oscar history maker

The 65 year old has long held the record for the most Academy Award nominations in history, with Jack Nicholson and Katharine Hepburn trailing behind with 12 nominations each.

Streep became a 19 time nominee on Thursday morning, when she was given the Best Supporting Actress nod for her role as the Witch in Into the Woods. Battling it out with Streep for the Oscar on February 22nd will be Patricia Arquette for Boyhood, Emma Stone for Birdman, Laura Dern for Wild and Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game.

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Streep received her first Oscar nomination in 1979, in the Best Supporting Actress category for Deer Hunter. Her first win came a year later for Kramer vs. Kramer when she picked up the Best Supporting Actress statue.

Meryl Streep into the woodsStreep recieved her 19th nomination for Into the Woods

Streep’s second win came in 1983 for Sophie’s Choice, while her third award came just three years ago, in 2012, for The Iron Lady. Fifteen of Streep’s nominations have been in the Best Actress category, while four have been for Best Supporting Actress.

The longest period Streep has gone without scoring a nomination since 1979 came between 1992 and 1995 when Meryl seemingly didn't impress the Academy enough.

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If the actress was to make it to her fourth win this year it means she would tie with Katherine Hepburn for the most gold statues won by any actor in the Academy’s history.

So what do you think, is Meryl a safe bet for the Best Supporting Actress gong? Plus with a role as Emmeline Pankhurst in Suffragette, out later this year, is a 20th nomination for Meryl an inevitability?