The two all-time Academy Awards nominations champs (and two-time co-stars) Meryl Streep
and Jack Nicholson
should hand out Best Picture at the Oscars on February 24. While Nicholson, who has won three of his dozen Oscar bids, has been the academy’s go-to guy for this award a record eight times, Streep — who has starred in two Best Picture champs (“Kramer versus Kramer” and “Out of Africa
”) — has never been singled out for this honor.
Yes, this three-time Oscar winner has presented other awards, both honorary and competitive, but surely it is finally time for her to get the best gig of the night. We had wanted her to present this prize at last year’s Academy Awards, when she was celebrating her 21st Oscar nomination. But that one was for “The Post
,” which numbered among the nine Best Picture nominees.
Nicholson has been part of three double acts to announce