Renowned actress Meryl Streep received a 15th nomination by the British Academy, Film and Television Arts a day after U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump announced she was “overrated.” The 3-time Oscar winner was lauded by BAFTA following a scathing observation by the actress surrounding the President-to-be’s diminutive description of a reporter when he singled the individual’s disability without a modicum of remorse or shame.

Streep responded openly to The Donald’s rash commentary as she made a plea to all members of the media and press to maintain and honest and open dialogue between the powers that be and the global community.

It kind of broke my heart, said the actress. She shared she could not get the image out of her head, because it wasn’t a movie. “It was real life.”

Trump’s allegation Streep was past an actor’s prime was promptly shut down by Hollywood reaction and despite the tenuous culture between them that emerged during the Trump campaign. Actors including George Clooney and Whoopi Goldberg who gave rapt support of the actress’s heartfelt statement that all American citizens should be accountable for their actions.

Streep, 2017 BAFTA Awards Nominee

The BAFTA award to Streep was announced Tuesday, December 10, 2017 after Streep’s triumphant Golden GlobesCecil B. DeMille award for excellence in performance in art and the entertainment community. The actress noted Trump’s position against immigrants and his views specifically about Hollywood, commenting on the industry being one of the most “vilified” entities in the U.S.

The 2017 Golden Globes-nominated actress of the feature “Florence Foster Jenkins” maintained that the industry is teeming with migrators and creative spirits. “If you kick us all out, you’ll have nothing to watch except for football and the mixed martial arts.” Which the actress further emphasized were not “arts”. Hollywood, she stated, is a lot of people from different places.

Trump blasted his opinion of Streep with a tweet trifecta roast on his Twitter stream on Monday naming her a “Hillary flunk” who had “lost big” who also had accosted him without cause.

The award nomination for Streep from BAFTA accents the liberal landscape of freedom of speech and how starkly it contrasts with good opinion when the global culture is meant to edify itself in lieu of vilifying it.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts celebrates the world’s innovative talent and excellence with ceremony awards and initiatives in the UK and the U.S.

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