Jan 30
2012

More pictures from yesterday’s 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have been added to the image library, click the links to check all recent additions from the red carpet and the show. Then, the segment of Meryl presenting the In Memoriam tribute, as well as the Outstanding Female Actor category can be found in the video archive.

Jan 30
2012

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards take place today, and Simply Streep will keep you updated throughout the evening. The red carpet has just started, so make sure to check back for the first pictures of Meryl and, later, results and multimedia from the ceremony. First pictures from the red carpet have been added. Meryl hosted the In Memoriam segment. The award for Outstanding Female Actor went to Viola Davis for “The Help”. Check the image library for newly added pictures.


Jan 28
2012

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts announced the winners of its newly launched AACTA International Awards recognizing International Achievements in Film at an intimate awards Ceremony at Soho House. The Artist was awarded Best Film, lead actor, Jean Dujardin, was awarded Best Actor. Meryl Streep was awarded the AACTA International Award for Best Actress for her role in The Iron Lady. Meryl has attended the award, so pictures will be added later today. Thanks to Frank for the heads-up! Edit: Over 100 pictures from the event have been added to the image library.


Jan 26
2012

No matter if Meryl will take home another Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday or not, according to the SAG’s recent press release, she’ll take the stage anyway – as a presenter. The Screen Actors Guild Awards Executive Producer Jeff Margolis has announced that Actor® recipients including Tina Fey, Kevin Bacon, Kenneth Branagh, Jean Dujardin, John Krasinski, Kyra Sedgwick, Meryl Streep and Michelle Williams are to present at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. They join an already impressive list of actors who are honoring their colleagues, including Kyle Chandler, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Judy Greer, Larry Hagman, Armie Hammer, Ed Helms, SAG President Ken Howard, Regina King, Julianna Margulies, Natalie Portman, Maya Rudolph, Octavia Spencer and Dick Van Dyke. The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will take place at the hrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles and be simulcast live on TNT as well as TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT).

Jan 24
2012

Congratulations to Meryl Streep for receiving a Best Actress Oscar nomination for “The Iron Lady”. She shares the category with Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Viola Davis (The Help), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn). This is the seventeenth Academy Award nomination for Meryl Streep. “The Iron Lady” has received a further nomination for Makeup (Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland). The Academy Awards are handed out on February 26, 2012.

I am honored to be in company with such beautiful artists, and touched deeply by my fellow actors for their generosity in giving me this acknowledgment. (Meryl Streep, Entertainmnent Weekly)

Jan 20
2012

Three new videos have been added to the archives – a live interview with Fox2News from today, a backstage interview after winning the Golden Globe on “The Insider”, and a film excerpt from “The Iron Lady”. Edit: An interview with Good Day L.A. has been added as well. Then, Meryl has won the London Critics Circle Film Award as Best Actress (tying with Anna Paquin for, ironically, “Margaret). She has also won the Dorian Award as Film Performance of the Year and has received nominations for the Iowa Film Critics Award and the Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts as Best International Actress. Thanks to Frank for the heads-up.

Jan 17
2012

Congratulations to Meryl for receiving a BAFTA nomination as Leading Actress for “The Iron Lady”. She shares the category with Bérénice Bejo (The Artist), Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Viola Davis (The Help). The film scored a total of four nominations, including Best Supporting Actor (Jim Broadbent), Original Screenplay (Abi Morgan) and for Make-Up and Hair. The Hollywood Reporter has Meryl’s reaction on the nomination: “Thrilling thrilling news! Not just for me, but for the film of which I am very proud, and for the hundreds of people who worked on it! Thanks, from a (New) Jersey girl…” Jim Broadbent, nominated in the supporting actor category for his portrayal of Denis Thatcher opposite Streep, gave a very British reaction. Said Broadbent: “Really exciting news. I couldn’t be more excited that a film that was such fun to make, is getting this recognition. It’s fantastic for all of us and I can’t wait for the party!” The BAFTAs will be handed out on February 12, 2012.

Jan 17
2012

Pictures and videos from the Golden Globes keep coming in, so here’s another update on last night’s big event. Videos of Meryl’s press room interview, a segment from Access Hollywood – and an interview on the Today Show, which was taped a day before the Golden Globes took place, have been added to the video archive.

Then, many additional pictures have been added to the Golden Globe galleries, have a look at the previews below.


Jan 16
2012

In case you’ve missed tonight’s telecast – or you’d just like to watch her win over and over again – the full speech has been added to the video archive.
“I gotta thank everybody in England that let me come and trample all over their history. Especially, I’d like to thank Phyllida Lloyd, Abi Morgan, who wrote it, Damien Jones, who stayed with us for ten years. All the cast and crew in England. We’ve made this for twenty-five cents in five minutes and I’m so proud of the film and I’m so, so, so grateful.”

Here’s the complete transcript of her speech: “Oh my God. Oh my God. Well, when Ricky Gervais’ deal fell through and they came to me to play Margaret Thatcher… (laughter). I can’t joke. This is such a thrill, but really, really embarrassing in a year that saw so many extraordinary performances by women in leading roles – by my friends, by people I don’t know. By people that I am so inspired by… Oh, shiii-it (points to her table), I’ve forgot my glasses. Oh, I’m gonna have to remember my speech (laughter). Okay, I’m gonna have to remember, but Glenn, Viola – oh my God I’m gonna leave people off – Michelle, Rooney, Gilda, yeah and how about Adepero Oduye, how about “Pariah” (applause)? How about Michelle, how about Mia Wasikowska in “Jane Eyre”? (applause). Fantastic! Tilda. Oh geez. Everybody I know I’m gonna leave you out. Anyone of these performances in any given year would have been a stand-out and an award winning peformance. But the fact that they all this year is really, really good news for all of us, because sometimes it seems that serious, challenging, weird movies are like exotic birds, near extinct birds, and every year a new flock flies in and somebody picks them up and gives them money and we get to see them. So, I just wanna thank my agent Kevin Huvane and God – Harvey Weinstein (laughter) – the punisher. Old testament, I guess? (laughter) Okay, I gotta thank everybody in England that let me come and trample all over their history. Especially, I’d like to thank Phyllida Lloyd (music starts to fade in) – oh, no! Abi Morgan, who wrote it, Damien Jones, who stayed with us for ten years. Oh, come on. All the cast and crew in England. We’ve made this for twenty-five cents in five minutes and I’m so proud of the film and I’m so, so, so grateful. And I love you, Viola. You’re my girl.

Lastly, lots of additional pictures from the Golden Globe Awards have been added to the image library. You can access all galleries below. Edit: Screencaptures from the ceremony have been added as well.


Jan 16
2012

Meryl Streep has won the Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Drama for “The Iron Lady”. Congratulations! Pictures from the red carpet, the ceremony and the press conference are being added to the image library, so keep checking back for all latest additions.


Meryl Streep stepped into the Golden Globes press room following her big win for The Iron Lady during this evening’s show. On stage she couldn’t give the speech she had planned since she forgot her glasses at the table, and while she almost gave it to the press room instead, she refrained. Instead, Meryl talked about women who inspire her, taking on the role of Margaret Thatcher, and what she’s working on now. On what she would ask Margaret Thatcher: “I would be interested in what she thinks about Europe right now and the debt crisis and whether her views about any of that have evolved. It’s interesting how it’s coming to the same path. It interests me”. On taking on the role: “Coming into this I had a very reductive view of Margret Thatcher. I did what we all do to political leaders we don’t agree with, turning them into something more than human and less than human at the same time. It was interesting to me to look at the human being behind all that, to look at the life that was so groundbreaking, in the winter of that life. To find a compassionate view of someone with whom I disagree”. On what inspires her: “I’ve never really gotten to the bottom of me and all the contradictions and conundrum that I find in my own personality and I feel like I find myself, or parts of myself, and I find some understanding of being alive from the characters I play. I’ve probably only gravitated towards characters I do feel something of me in”. What is your passion project right now: “I’m very interested in the stories of women, the untold stories, and I’m trying very hard to get congress to let us purchase land on the National Mall for the first women’s museum. There are so many stories, I could go on for hours”.