VIDEO: Meryl Streep Reveals She Was Shocked by Oscar Nom on ELLEN

Legendary actress Meryl Streep stopped by the daytime talk show ELLEN yesterday and told the host she was shocked by her record-breaking Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her role in August: Osage County.

Later, the actress told Ellen the fascinating details of her recent journey to Africa, with some reenactments that are, of course, Oscar-worthy.

Finally, while many have said they'd listen to the award-winning actress read the phone book, Ellen put Meryl to the test with some boring text, and sure enough, she managed to make it captivating!

Streep stars in Tracy Letts big screen adaptation of August: Osage County, now in theaters. Check out clips from the appearance below!

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Host Ellen Degeneres continues to deliver uplifting, inspiring, and hilarious experiences to viewers. Ellen's talent, personal warmth and insight have earned her recognition as a global entertainer and household name. Through her show, she brings her humor and talent for tackling topical issues into viewers' lives with her distinctive style touching every aspect of the show.

The show continues to bring even more star power this season with top guests including Justin Bieber, the cast of "Jersey Shore," Usher and many more. Ellen will tackle even more discussions of the day, allowing viewers to connect with the world through Ellen's wide perspective on a number of important issues.

"The Ellen Degeneres Show" has become the daytime destination for laughter and fun. Bringing a refreshing perspective to daytime television, Ellen's engaging personality and unique take on everyday life invite a relaxed and candid environment and allow her guests to engage in entertaining and thoughtful discussions on topical issues. The environment also often leads to having moments of unpredictable fun, illuminating celebrities "in the moment," and saying and doing things viewers won't experience anywhere else. When members of Hollywood's A-list and Ellen get together, anything can happen -- from dancing with First Lady Michelle Obama to Christmas caroling with Britney Spears,l to catching George Clooney after setting numerous "Clooney traps."

VIDEO: Meryl Streep Reveals She Was Shocked by Oscar Nom on ELLEN