“Sophie’s Choice” is the title of a book adapted into a 1982 film starring Meryl Streep AND it’s a Watergate-like term used when someone has to make a heart wrenching choice and they want to use pop culture to explain themselves like a local newscaster. You could just call it a choice but people often tack Sophie’s on the front of it in order to express a tough or emotional decision like, Coke or Pepsi?
This is Streep’s 15th Oscar Nomination. She’s already won three. The last being for “Sophie’s Choice.” So watch out for the Entertainment Reporters using it as a sports-like analogy between her performance in “Doubt” and Kate Winslet’s in “The Reader.”