The Meryl Streep Rule

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An actor or actress who won an Oscar in the past
(for an acting performance),
and was at least nominated twice
(for an acting performance),
receives two points extra if:
  • he/she has two points or more
  • from at least two awards (wins or nominations)
  • one of which is an other award than
    the Golden Globes, The BAFTA and/or the Screen Actors Guild.

    Note: An oscar winner for a supporting role can receive the extra points for a leading part, and vice versa.

  • Here's a list of the actors and actresses who profit by this rule.

    Javier Bardem, Biutiful
    Jeff Bridges, True Grit
    Robert Duvall, Get Low
    Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
    Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

    George Clooney, Up in the Air
    Penelope Cruz, Nine
    Morgan Freeman, Invictus
    Helen Mirren, The Last Station
    Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
    Tilda Swinton, Julia

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
    Angelina Jolie, Changeling
    Sean Penn, Milk
    Meryl Streep, Doubt
    Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

    Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
    Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
    Julie Christie, Away From Her
    George Clooney, Michael Clayton
    Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War
    Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart
    Tommy Lee Jones, No Country for Old Men
    Denzel Washington, American Gangster

    Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
    Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
    Jack Nicholson, The Departed
    Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada

    Russell Crowe, Cinderella Man
    Charlize Theron, North Country
    Frances McDormand, North Country
    Shirley Maclaine, In Her Shoes
    Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents
    William Hurt, A History of Violence

    Cloris Leachman, Spanglish
    Meryl Streep, The Manchurian Candidate
    Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby

    Benecio Del Toro, 21 Grams
    Marcia Gay Harden, Mystic River
    Holly Hunter, Thirteen
    Diane Keaton, Something's Gotta Give
    Ben Kingsley, House of Sand and Fog

    Kathie Bates, About Schmidt
    Nicolas Cage, Adaptation
    Michael Caine, The Quiet American
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York
    Paul Newman, Road to Perdition
    Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt
    Meryl Streep, Adaptation
    Meryl Streep, The Hours
    Christopher Walken, Catch Me If You Can
    Robin Williams, One Hour Photo

    Russell Crowe, A Beautiful Mind
    Judi Dench, Iris
    Judi Dench, The Shipping News
    Gene Hackman, The Royal Tenenbaums
    Ben Kingsley, Sexy Beast
    Maggie Smith, Gosford Park
    Sissy Spacek, In the Bedroom
    Kevin Spacey, The Shipping News
    Marisa Tomei, In the Bedroom
    Jon Voight, Ali
    Denzel Washington, Training Day

    Juliette Binoche, Chocolat
    Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream
    Judi Dench, Chocolat
    Michael Douglas, Wonder Boys
    Tom Hanks, Cast Away
    Frances McDormand, Almost Famous
    Geoffrey Rush, Quills

    Michael Caine, The Cider House Rules
    Jessica Lange, Titus
    Kevin Spacey, American Beauty
    Meryl Streep, Music From the Heart
    Denzel Washington, The Hurricane

    Kathy Bates, Primary Colors
    Tom Hanks, Saving Private Ryan
    Geoffrey Rush, Shakespeare in Love
    Susan Sarandon, Stepmom
    Meryl Streep, One True Thing

    Julie Christie, Afterglow
    Robert Duvall, The Apostle
    Jodie Foster, Contact
    Dustin Hoffman, Wag the Dog
    Anthony Hopkins, Amistad
    Jack Nicholson, As Good As It Gets
    Kevin Spacey, L.A. Confidential
    John Voight, The Rainmaker

    Diane Keaton, Marvin's Room
    Paul Scofield, The Crucible
    Meryl Streep, Marvin's Room

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