Nov 05
2006

Meryl Streep will receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment breakfast, to be held Dec. 5 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The Lansing award is designed to recognize women who have been pioneers or leaders in their field in the entertainment industry. The Women in Entertainment breakfast, sponsored by Lifetime Television, will be held in conjunction with the publication of The Reporter’s 15th annual “Women in Entertainment Power 100” special issue. “We are thrilled to honor Meryl Streep as this year’s recipient of the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award. Ms. Streep is one of the most respected and most acclaimed actresses of all time,” said John Kilcullen, publisher of The Hollywood Reporter and president of the Film & Performing Arts Group. “Ms. Streep embodies all of the qualities of excellence and achievement that the award is designed to represent. Her work on and off the screen inspires many.” Read the full article here.

Oct 24
2006

The cast of “A Prairie Home Companion” has been nominated for a Gotham Award in the “Best Ensemble Cast” category, alongside the casts of “Babel”, “For Your Consideration”, “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Shortbus”. The Gothams, which will be presented on Nov. 29 at New York’s Pier Sixty at the Chelsea Piers, also will recognize both Kate Winslet and Edward Norton with 2006 Gotham Tributes. Meryl Streep won the Gotham Tribute Award in 1999.

Apr 19
2006

The Public Theater’s 2006 Summer Gala will bring the Public’s 50th Anniversary Season to a close by honoring Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep, two prominent actors who have made significant artistic contributions to The Public Theater over the last four decades. The Gala will take place on Wednesday, June 28th at the Delacorte on the opening night of Macbeth, the first production this summer of Shakespeare in the Park. Artistic director Oskar Eustis said “Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep are the greatest stage actors of their generation and are indelibly linked to the history of The Public Theater. In honoring them we celebrate their achievements of the past and welcome them back to a central role in The Public Theater’s future.” The full article can be read here.

Apr 06
2006

Streep blew into Brookline yesterday to accept the third annual Coolidge Award, handed out by the independent nonprofit Coolidge Corner Theatre to honor original and challenging filmmaking. “This award is really celebrating not so much me as what a small art theater, independent (means), and that creature has to be preserved,” she said yesterday. “I think it’s a really important thing and I’m proud to help out. Some of my really good friends are associated with the theater and I’m happy to support that.” Here’s an article on Meryl’s Coolidge Appearance.

Mar 05
2006

Lily Tomlin and Meryl Streep, who play sisters in Robert Altman’s upcoming comedy “A Prairie Home Companion”, have taken the stage at the 78th Academy Awards to present their director with his Lifetime Achievement Oscar. Both actresses did a masterly, breathless impression of a film by special honoree Robert Altman, replete with overlapping dialogue, half-finished thoughts and constant interruptions, a double virtuoso performance.

Feb 11
2006

Two-time Academy Award®-winning actress Meryl Streep will be a presenter at the 78th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producer Gil Cates announced today. The Oscars will be broadcast live on March 5, 2006. Meryl’s last appearance at the Oscars was in 2003.

Jan 05
2006

The Coolidge Award, given annually to film folks whose work ”advances the spirit of original and challenging cinema,” will be presented this year to Meryl Streep. Nominated for an Oscar a record 13 times, the actress is the third recipient of the award, following Chinese director Zhang Yimou in 2004 and Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro last year. Streep, whose latest film is an adaptation of Garrison Keillor’s radio show, ”A Prairie Home Companion,” will be in Boston to accept the award April 5-6. Susan Orlean, whose book ”The Orchid Thief” was the basis for the movie ”Adaptation,” in which Streep starred, said the actress isn’t typically interested in being celebrated. ”I’d e-mailed her and she reacted very favorably right away,” said Orlean, who’s on the Coolidge board. ”She can’t stand the rubber-chicken dinner thing where you’re treated like you’re dead. This is an interesting way to explore movies, and not some kind of creepy Jerry Lewis telethon.”

Jan 17
2005

Meryl has received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her work in “The Manchurian Candidate” by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. She shares the category with Cate Blanchett (The Aviator), Heather Craney (Vera Drake), Julie Christie (Finding Neverland) and Natalie Portman (Closer). The awards will be handed out on February 12, 2005. Streep has won the BAFTA Award in 1982 for her performance in “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”.

Jan 08
2005

According to ComingSoon.net, Meryl will be among the presenters at the 2005 Golden Globes Award, to be aired live on January 16, 2005. The list of presenters includes Patricia Arquette, Halle Berry, Diane Keaton, Megan Mullally, Al Pacino, Will Ferrell, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Robbins, Charlize Theron, Naomi Watts and Renee Zellweger. Meryl is further nominated as Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for “The Manchurian Candidate”.

Dec 20
2004

Meryl Streep has received a Golden Globe nomination as Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for “The Manchurian Candidate”. She shares this category with Cate Blanchett (The Aviator), Laura Linney (Kinsey), Virginia Madsen (Sideways) and Natalie Portman (Closer). This is Streep’s 20th nomination for the Golden Globe, holding the record as most nominated actor in Globe history (she’s also the most Oscar-nominated actress of all times). The Golden Globes will be handed out on January 16, 2005. Congratulations!