Webster’s defines “inaugural” as “marking the beginning of an institution, activity, or period of office.” And Meryl Streel, she of the 21 Oscar nominations, certainly qualifies as an institution; her first nomination, in 1978, began a very long stretch of activity and she remains in the office of Living Acting Legends. So! We thought we might, on this day, look at her inaugural Oscars — her first appearance, and her first win, which came a year later.

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