It’s a staple awards ceremony joke to poke fun at the award-hogging machine that is Meryl Streep. Currently, the 64-year-old actress has been nominated for an academy award 18 times and won the preeminent Oscar, not to mention countless other distinguished awards for her contribution to film. However, Streep has a modest quality that does not match her dominance in such ceremonies, saying she “hates” inviting people to such events.
Having accompanied his wife Meryl to the Eugene O’Neill Theatre centre where she was given the14th annual Monte Cristo Award for her “artistic commitment to excellence and accomplishment” in the arts, Don Gummer said he no longer gets “excited” when she wins something. 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.''
The August: osage County star also received a comical musical tribute from songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who reworked 'Love is an Open Door' from Frozen to be about Meryl. A source commented “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.''