Awards season is starting these days with the first groups of critics and award juries announcing their nominations and winners. Among the first are the Satellite Awards (who seem to nominate anyone who’s been mentioned a favorite in the awards communities) and the Critics Choice Awards (ditto). Meryl Streep has received nomination from both organizations for “Florence Foster Jenkins”. The Satellites have nominated Meryl as Actress in a Motion Picture and Hugh Grant as Best Supporting Actor. The Critics Choice Awards, which split their acting categories into Best Actress, Best Actress in an Action Movie and Best Actress in a Comedy has nominated Meryl in the latter category, with additional nominations for Hugh Grant (Best Actor in a Comedy) and Consolata Boyle (Best Costume Design). It’ll probably take until December 12’s Golden Globe nominations and the Screen Actors Guild nominations two days later until we find out if Meryl will be a bankable player in the Best Actress field this year. If not, we still have the Globes’ Lifetime Achievement Award to look forward to.
Awards season is slowly starting in Hollywood these days, and if you’ve put your money on Meryl Streep, I’m sure you didn’t have this honor in your cards. Streep and Jeffrey Kurland (Inception) will both take home trophies at the upcoming Costume Designers Guild Awards. The event, presented by Lacoste, is set to take place Feb. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Streep has been tapped for the distinguished collaborator award while Kurland, who counts more than 40 credits on his résumé, will be honored with the career achievement award. Of Streep and Kurland, CDG president Salvador Perez said, “As leaders of their respective crafts, their work has influenced and entertained us for decades and continues to do so. We are thrilled to be honoring them both this year.” With the distinguished collaborator honor, Streep joins a roster of honorees that includes Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, Helen Mirren, Judd Apatow, Clint Eastwood, Rob Marshall, Jim Burrows and Lorne Michaels. Previous recipients of the career achievement award include Ellen Mirojnick, Julie Weiss, April Ferry, Eduardo Castro, Judianna Makovsky, Colleen Atwood, Sandy Powell and Ann Roth. In more predictable news, Meryl has received a nomination as Best Actress at the Satellite Awards. Many thanks to Frank for the heads-up.
Florence Foster Jenkins is taking another bow. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Meryl Streep-starrer will return to select AMC theaters Dec. 2. Locations include Chicago, Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, New York and Seattle, among other cities. In its initial run, the Paramount film grossed $27 million. Streep, who will receive the Cecil B. Demille Award at the 2017 Golden Globes, received some awards buzz for her portrayal of the real life heiress who was determined to give a concert at Carnegie Hall despite her subpar vocal skills. The film will be released on DVD on Dec. 13.
A new selection of international magazine scans have been added to the photo gallery, coming from Spain, the United States, Australia and Germany. They’re all covering the international releases of “Florence Foster Jenkins”, and the Australian Women’s Weekly has recycled More Magazine’s cover story with Michelle Obama and Meryl, adding a wonderful outtake in the article. As always, many thanks to Alvaro for sending them in. Enjoy.
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Grazia (Germany, November 2016)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Women’s Weekly (Australia, November 2016)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Closer (USA, November 14, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Pronto (Spain, October 22, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Que Fem (Spain, September 23, 2016)
On Thursday, Meryl Streep has attended the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s A Magical Evening Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Meryl’s sighting comes a day after news that her turn on the upcoming television miniseries “The Nix” will bring her a whopping $825,000 per episode, according toThe Hollywood Reporter. Makes one wonder how many episodes there will be. Streep’s handsome salary places her among a growing list of top-notch performers who have been lured to the small screen thanks to the popularity of original content streamed by the likes of Netflix and Amazon.
Fantastic news today! Meryl Streep is guaranteed at least one big prize this year. She has been named the recipient of the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. The honor will be bestowed January 8 at the Globes, which Jimmy Fallon is hosting on NBC. Chosen by organizer Hollywood Foreign Press’ board of directors, DeMille award is given to a talented individual for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. Denzel Washington was honored last year. Streep is only the third female recipient of the award since 2000, when Barbra Streisand won it. Jodie Foster was honored in 2013. Streep has won three Oscars among 19 nominations and 29 Golden Globe nominations. She has won eight Globes, the last in 2011 for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Nominations for the 74th annual Golden Globes are December 12.
I’m very happy to launch Simply Streep’s new video archive today. Why new, you may ask? The script I was using for the video archive as we know it did not stand the test of time. With most visitors browsing Simply Streep on their mobile phones or tablets, many have complained that clips were not running properly on their mobile devices. So it was time to find a solution. The new video archive is mobile-friendly and the videos should be playing on all devices. For now, it’s not nearly as complete as the old archive – but there are over 400 clips of Meryl’s film work, all sorted and replaced with high quality videos. I will continue to sort all clips and add them as time permits. Until then, the old video archive will remain online. With the launch of the new video archive, clips of Meryl’s recent appearances at the Rome and Tokyo International Film Festivals have been added. Have a look, browse around and check back later for more clips being added.
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Tokyo Film Festival – Opening Ceremony Part 2 (2016)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Tokyo Film Festival – Opening Ceremony Part 1 (2016)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Tokyo Film Festival – Florence Foster Jenkins Press Conference
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Rome Film Festival – “Florence Foster Jenkins” Promotion (2016)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Rome Film Festival – “Florence Foster Jenkins” Press Conference (2016)
Video Archive – Career – Florence Foster Jenkins – Press Junket Interview (Italy)
Hundreds of additional pictures from the press conference and opening ceremony of the 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival have been added to the photo gallery. Videos will follow soon, this weekend at least. Many thanks to everybody, especially Yuri, for helping out with pictures and links. Very appreciated!
Look who’s made a surprise visit to today’s Tokyo International Film Festival – surprising at least for me since I didn’t know about. Meryl is in Tokyo for the city’s film festival and presentation of “Florence Foster Jenkins”. Speaking on the film, Streep said: ““I did try to learn how to sing these arias properly, so I got a very, very good, true opera coach and he taught me the arias correctly. And then in the last two weeks of a two-month preparation… we just, what’s the nice word, screwed around with them. Somehow I pulled it off.” American socialite Foster Jenkins craved fame as a diva but instead gained notoriety for her terrible singing voice. The 29th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival will screen 16 films in competition chosen from some 1,500 works sent in from 96 countries and regions.
Hundreds of additional pictures from the 11th Rome Film Festival have been added. After yesterday’s photocal, press conference and conversation panel, the premiere for “Florence Foster Jenkins” was held. After the premiere, Meryl Streep was honored at the US Embassy in Rome. There have also been press junkets over the day to promote the Italian release of the film. Videos from the interviews and conversation panels will follow soon. For now, enjoy the additional pictures.