London: Actress Meryl Streep says she never tires of Oscars buzz despite receiving 16 nominations during her stellar big screen career.

Streep, 62, landed her first Academy Award nod for her role in 'The Deer Hunter' in 1978 and picked up a golden statuette the year after for 'Kramer vs. Kramer', Daily Star reported.

"Sadly it still matters. It's so exciting, it really is. I remember the first time I went and (Laurence) Olivier was here and I was next to Gregory Peck and Bette Davis was behind me.

"I mean, I've been going to that thing for many years but it's still the one," she said.

She was last nominated in 2010 for her role in 'Julie & Julia' and she is hotly tipped to walk away with her third Oscar at the 2012 Academy Awards for her role as former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady'.

(Agencies)