So here's the story behind Meryl Streep's catcalling at the Oscars

Irene MckinneyMar 06, 2018

The actress and director didn't explain why she was on crutches as she joined fellow Academy Award victor Jennifer Lawrence to present the Best Female Actress award at the ceremony, but the two stars had a little fun at Meryl's expense.

Jodie Foster limped on to the stage at the Oscars on Sunday and blamed her injury on Meryl Streep.

For a film buff and awards season aficionado, there is perhaps no more exhilarating a journey than going back to revisit all 21 Streep performances that brought her to the Oscars, plus her competition over the years - a grand total of 105 performances, most richly deserving of their recognition. Meryl looks like she's starring in the live-action version of Shrek 2, and we are here for it. "She I, Tonya'd me", Foster quipped. She was also - and I hope you've got your hard-hats on, because here comes another low-flying newsflash - up for another award.

When Affleck was out on the awards trail previous year for "Manchester", allegations made against him in 2010 in the form of sexual harassment lawsuits resurfaced, leading to widespread outcry against the actor's candidacy for the honor. Her appearance at the at the 90th Academy Awards saw viewers compare her to a very well-known character from a very-well known animated movie. Lawrence then continued. "It's a new day in Hollywood with new challenges ahead for all of us, but none of us will ever forget who came before us - those who blazed a trail for my generation and those to come", she said before thanking Foster for giving her one of her first jobs at age 19. Foster directed Lawrence in The Beaver.

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