As if we needed any more reason to love her, Meryl Streep just accepted two awards at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards - one recognizing her lifetime achievement and honoring her as one of the most esteemed entertainers - the Cecil B. DeMille award - and the other for her fervent desire to support everyone from the LGBT community to the Committee to Protect Journalists. For those who haven't heard her harmonious arrangement of acceptance speech and ode to humanitarianism, it is definitely not one to be overlooked. Claimed to be 'the best actress of her generation' by many, but too humble to accept the title, Yale alum and three time recipient of the illustrious Academy Award, Streep has graced us with some of the best in modern cinematography, taking on the roles of everyone she's vowed to safeguard - making it a simple act of respect from one person to the next. Here are just 10 more reasons to love her.
1. When she donated Prada.
2. She can dance, she can jive.
There can never be a dull moment around Meryl - literally. Also singing and dancing with Amanda Seyfried in Greece - not Grease, which she could've totally taken - is kind of a dream come true so we're glad it happened to you, Mer.
3. That time Obama named her one of the greatest actors in the nation.
4. She's fearless.
Bold and beautiful even in orange at the 2016 Public Theater Gala in New York City - which of course also benefitted Free Shakespeare in the Park. Wreck 'em.
5. She's timeless.
6. Even when she doesn't win, she wins.
7. She's honest and genuine.
8. She has creepy down.
Who doesn't want Sondheim himself to write us a song?
9. She has captured the hearts of several generations.
30 Golden Globe nominations.
10. She always plays the lead.anything but overrated. For that we love her.
11. She'll always go the extra mile.
And so will we, that's why this list has 11 rather than 10 parts - we could all strive to be a little more like Meryl.