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  January 16th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Congratulations to Meryl Streep for receiving her 18th Oscar nomination as Best Actress for “August: Osage County”. This is a great surprise since a nomination didn’t seem to be certain this year. Most “experts” saw four spots of the Best Actress category a lock and the fifth place up for grab between Meryl and Amy Adams. In the end, both Streep and Adams have received a nomination, alongside Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity) and Judi Dench (Philomena). Emma Thompson, who has tipped a favorite, has missed out a nomination. Julia Roberts has also received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for “August: Osage County”. The 86th Academy Awards will be handed out on March 2, 2014. Entertainment Tonight has released Meryl’s reaction to her 18th Oscar nomination:

I am so happy for our film that Julia and I have been nominated. We are both so proud of August: Osage County. This honor from the Academy, for which we are truly grateful, will help bring attention to our film from audiences across the country, which is thrilling.




  • Matt McClamrock

    I think the bad reviews came from the “elite” critics who have probably never met a family like the Westons nor did they understand that Violet herself is a bit over the top and dramatic. Meryl was able to tap into the madness that made Violet tick, and she COMMANDED every single scene. For my money, this performance far exceeds that of The Iron Lady or Doubt. In addition, Julia Roberts gives her best dramatic performance in this film. I loved August: Osage County and will likely see it a second time in the theater.

  • Kevin

    I was almost buying into the hype about Ms. Streep’s scene chewing and how AOC is her worst role (which quite a few top tier critics have been reporting), but after finally seeing AOC here in S.F. this past Monday, I was both mystified and relieved. I think Violet is one of Ms. Streep’s most powerful portrayals. The strength and force she displayed, and the quiet yet revealing moments were unlike anything I have seen from her (to date). I am so glad that SAG and the actors branch rewarded her with a nomination, it is well deserved, and indeed a victory despite all the nay (neigh?) sayers ! BRAVO Ms. Streep !!

  • D Nielson

    Way to go Meryl!!! I’m happy for her!! I hope she knows how much everybody loves and respects her.

  • Sonja

    Well, with that rather mixed reviews on A:OC she was quite on the edge to miss.
    But I’m happy she got in and I can’t wait to see A:OC ASAP when it opens in Germany! (in March….)
    I’m feeling I will love it!

  • Marc Poitras

    Meryl was brilliant in this movie, you couldn’t keep your eyes off of her. One of her best performances, in my opinion. I think she deserves another Oscar, but I think they’ll award it to Cate Blanchett this year, since Meryl won last year.

  • Harry

    I AM SO HAPPY! I was a bit nervous and uncertain at first. Meryl truly deserved Oscar nomination. I don’t think she will win. I have watched Blue Jasmine and Cate Blanchett is truly amazing. I think she will win Oscar. But I am secretly hoping that Best Actress Oscar will be a tie between Meryl and Cate. If that happens, I would scream! But if anybody other than Cate or Meryl wins, I might have an issue. Haha. I mean every nominee is great but Meryl and Cate are greater in my opinion.

  • Daemien

    Apart from Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench and the favourite Cate Blanchett who were on every nomination list, Amy Adams missed out on the SAG, Meryl missed the BAFTA and now, Emma Thompson missed the Oscar. I’m more than relieved Meryl is in, but am very disappointed Emma missed it. I honestly think Sandra’s performance is the weakest of all, as Gravity to me is a technical achievement only.

  • meryltear

    to be honest i don´t really care if she wins –> but I care that she´s nominated, though :-) because it shows that people still think she´s one of the best, as for the prices: she has enough already, i think :-).

  • MC

    Many congrats..as always, very well-deserved

  • Marco

    These “experts” thought that the five nominees for Best Actress would be Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench, Emma Thompson and for the 5th spot either Meryl or Amy Adams.

  • Kevin

    Does anyone know whom these “experts” thought would be nominated with the 5th spot being for Meryl or Amy?

  • Carolina

    Congratulations!! That’s such a great surprise!! Hope Meryl gets it she really deserves it!!

  • Eva

    I’m So Happy For Her <3

  • Rebecca

    Congratulations!!!! I´m really happy for her!
    Regarding the snub at the Baftas, I think that this year her Oscar nomination counts more than a win!