Dec 01
2009

Added pictures and a clip of Meryl’s speech, honoring her “Julie & Julia” co-star Stanley Tucci with a Career Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nov 18
2009

According to Variety, the 19th Annual Independent Film Award ceremony is shaping up to be a starry evening. Presenters include Meryl Streep, Joel and Ethan Coen, Willem Dafoe, Ellen Burstyn, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Anthony Mackie, Oliver Platt, Jim Sheridan and Brooke Shields. The event will be hosted by Comedian Kumail Nanjiani at the ceremony, which will take place at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan. The ceremony will take place on November 30. Thanks to Jessica for the heads-up!

Nov 15
2009

A record 20 films have been submitted for consideration in Oscar’s animated feature film category. The surfeit of entries is likely to force the Academy to nominate five animated films for only the second time since the category was created in 2001. Academy rules state that if fewer than 16 films are submitted in the category, only three can be nominated. More nominations in the category could prove helpful to smaller films included among the entries. Nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be unveiled Feb. 2. A full list can be found under the cut.

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Oct 20
2009

The People’s Choice Awards have announced the nominee selections where users can vote for their favorite movie stars – the five people with the most votes in each category will become the official nominees for the 2010 People’s Choice Awards. And since Meryl is listed as one of the Year’s Favorite Movie Actresses, alongside Amy Adams, Anne Hathaway, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts, among others, this is your chance to cast your vote and make Meryl an official 2010 nominee. Visit their official website to participate.

Oct 13
2009

Here comes a real blast from the past – Meryl’s very first appearance at the Golden Globe Awards. The year is 1989 and Meryl was nominated as Best Actress in a Drama for “A Cry in the Dark” – my personal favorite performance.  1989 marked the first and so far only three way tie in the history of the Golden Globes in the Lead Actress – Drama category, unfortunately Meryl was not among the winners. Nevertheless, this is a wonderful addition to the archives, so enjoy the clip!

Feb 13
2009

Meryl Streep has won this year”s Pantene Best International Actress Award for her performance in Mamma Mia! at the IFTAs which are due to be be held tomorrow in The Burlington Hotel in Dublin. The awards also will be broadcast on RTÉ One tomorrow night. The category is voted for by the general public and celebrates the outstanding female talent in the film industry. The other nominees in the category were Kristin Scott Thomas (“I loved You So Long”), Angelina Jolie (“Changeling”) and Emma Thompson (“Brideshead Revisited”). Stars of film and television are expected to attend tomorrow”s ceremony which will be hosted by RTÉ”s Ryan Tubridy.

Feb 04
2009

Meryl Streep can add yet another trophy to her shelf. This morning she was awarded with the Goldene Kamera in Germany, in the category of Best International Actress. In the wake of the current German financial crisis, the founders of the Goldene Kamera award, the Axel Springer AG – one of the largest newspaper publishing companies in Europe – have decided to not hold a ceremony this year, for the first time in its history. Instead, much in the tradition of last year’s Golden Globes, the winners were announced this morning at a press conference.

Jan 26
2009

Meryl Streep has won this year’s Screen Actors Guild Award as Best Female Lead for “Doubt”. “Can I just say there is no such thing as the best actress, you know? There is no such thing as the greatest living actress,” said Streep, the Academy Awards record-holder with 15 acting nominations, including one for “Doubt,” in which she plays an old-school nun in a war of wills with a priest. “I am in a position where I have secret information, that I know this to be true,” she said. “I am so in awe of the work of the women this year – nominated, not nominated – so proud of us girls. And everybody wins when we get parts like this.” This has been Meryl’s second win since 2003’s Angels in America.

Jan 22
2009

Congratulations to Meryl Streep for winning her career’s 15th Oscar nomination. She was nominated as Best Actress for “Doubt”, alongside fellow nominees Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Maried), Angelina Jolie (Changeling), Melissa Leo (Frozen River) and Kate Winslet (The Reader). Philip Seymour Hoffman received a Best Supporting Actor nomination while Viola Davis and Amy Adams were nominated for their supporting performances in “Doubt”. The film received a fifth nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. The Oscars will be presented on February 22 from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre. The broadcast will air on ABC. Hugh Jackman is scheduled to host. A full list of nominations can be found on Oscar.com.

Jan 15
2009

Meryl has been nominated as Best Actress for “Doubt” for a BAFTA Award. She shares this category with Angelina Jolie (Changeling), Kristin Scott Thomas (I’ve Loved You So Long) and Kate Winslet being double nominated (Revelutionary Road and The Reader). Congratulations also to Philip Seymor Hoffman for nabbing a Best Supporting Actor nomination and Amy Adams for receiving a Best Supporting Actress nod. “Mamma Mia” was able to score some nominations as well in the categories of Best Music (Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus) and Outstanding British Film. Producer Judy Cramer is nominated for the Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer for their First Feature Film. The BAFTA Awards will be handed out on February 08, 2009.