Yesterday, Meryl has attended the 21th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards as a nominee for “Into the Woods”. As predicted, the Best Supporting Actress trophy went to Patricia Arquette. Pictures from the arrivals and the show have been added to the image library. My biggest thanks to Lindsey for contributing most of these. Thanks.
Yesterday, Meryl Streep was a presenter at the Casting Society of America’s 30th annual Artios Awards, honoring achievement by casting directors, a decidedly less widely appreciated bunch than actors and directors. A special award, for contributions to the New York entertainment industry, went to Rob Marshall. First his sister, the theater director and choreographer Kathleen went onstage to talk a bit about her brother, then Christine Baranski, who played the wicked stepmother in Mr. Marshall’s latest film, “Into the Woods,” took over. “His actors feel like happy children playing together,” she said, and added later, “When some of the actors heard I had been cast as a presenter, some of them suddenly became available not just to put themselves on tape, but to show up,” Ms. Baranski said before launching into a surprise number. She was quickly joined by Tracey Ullman and Meryl Streep to perform a medley of songs – riffs on numbers from “Into the Woods,” with lyrics like these, to the tune of “Stay With Me:” Work with Rob and John and you will see; Actors who will slave and work for free.” Pictures from the ceremony have been added to the image library with many thanks to Claudia for her help with HQs.
Coverage on this year’s Critics Choice Movie Awards falls flat because Meryl wasn’t there and didn’t win (and since the show has been said to be worste than last year in terms, it’s not a big loss). However, I’ve added the Best Supporting Actress segment to the video archive for archival reasons :-) Then, two new featurettes for “Into the Woods” have been posted as well as the London press confernece for the film.
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Into the Woods – London Press Conference (2015)
Video Archive – Award Shows – Critics Choice Movie Awards (2015)
Video Archive – Career – Into the Woods – Featurette – Talking Sondheim
Video Archive – Career – Into the Woods – Featurette – From Stage To Screen
Congratulations to Meryl Streep for receiving an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for “Into the Woods”. She shares the category with Patricia Arquette for “Boyhood”, Laura Dern for “Wild”, Keira Knightley for “The Imitation Game” and Emma Stone for “Birdman”. This is Meryl’s 19th Academy Award nomination and the fourth as Best Supporting Actress (after “Adaptation”, “The Deer Hunter” and winning for “Kramer vs. Kramer”). The Oscars are handed out on February 22, 2015.
A video with all memorable bits, including the Best Supporting Actress segment and the Best Picture presentation, has been added to the video archive. Screencaptures can be found in the image library. Also, a great batch of new pictures have been added as well, featuring Meryl with Amy Adams and Helen Mirren, with many thanks to Lindsey and Claudia.
Unfortunately, there’s not much material to add from yesterday’s Golden Globe Awards. Meryl skipped the red carpet, lost the Best Supporting Actress award to Patricia Arquette and, besides some audience action with Margaret Cho, took the stage briefly at the end to present the Best Picture award to “Boyhood”. Pictures have been added to the image library with many thanks to Claudia. Additionally, pictures from Disney’s Pre-Golden Globe Party and more from the AFI Awards and the Graham Norton taping have been posted as well, with many thanks to Lindsey.
Image Library – Public Appearances – 2015 – 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards – Show
Image Library – Public Appearances – 2015 – Disney’s Pre-Golden Globe Party
Image Library – Public Appearances – 2015 – 15th Annual AFI Awards
Image Library – Public Appearances – 2015 – Taping of “The Graham Norton Show”
Meryl Streep has been announced to present at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards this Sunday. She joins previously announced presenters including Amy Adams, Adrien Brody, Bryan Cranston, Robert Downey Jr., Colin Firth and many more. Meryl is also nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for “Into the Woods”. Meanwhile – while I think that no nomination equals no news – the BAFTA nominations have been announced today, and while Meryl has not received a nomination, “Into the Woods” has received two nods for Costume Design (Coleen Atwood) and Make-up and Hair (Peter Swords King, J. Roy Helland), so congratulations to them. Thanks to everybody for the heads-up.