this win also signifies and justifies that for so many years she has half(supporting actress) an oscar less than jodie foster, hillary swank and sally field and dustin hoffman, tom hanks etc etc etc... now she is in an elite group of ingrid bergman and jack nicholson. ha, i am so happy for her! she is just slightly behind the great kate hepburn now.
meryl won supporting role for kramer and kramer only!~
that means, technically speaking, she ONLY won 2 BEST ACTRESS trophies! that means that she is on par with jodie foster, hilary swank and sally field...... in sports, even if you win 4 silvers, you CANNOT beat 1 gold........ therefore, even if you win 2 supporting actress awards, it is NOTHING compared to 1 Leading Actress!