Streep topped the list of individual luminaries named during acceptance speeches, ahead of God, Sidney Poitier and Oprah Winfrey. She was thanked by four out of the 47 individual Oscar-winners since 2002, compared with three for the Almighty and two each for Poitier and Winfrey.
OK, so technically, it's only four mentions. But, hey, still, that's big! But, when it comes to Streep, are we really surprised anymore when she excels at life?
The report also specifies the amount of mentions that other entities like the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, agents, and other family members tend to acquire. The Guardian continues:
Not surprisingly, the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is high up on the list of those thanked, with 32 mentions. Directors are even more popular, with 42 mentions, while agents, producers and co-stars are also highly likely to get thank yous, with family members falling in just behind.
Spouses (25 mentions), children (21) and writers (19) are the next most likely to be thanked. Surprisingly, fellow nominees have only been thanked 17 times by the past 47 winners.
Will Streep be namedropped again this year? Tune in to the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, on ABC to find out.
[via The Guardian]