Lots of new additions today. First, over 70 more press images from the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony have been added to the image library, with many thanks to Lindsey for the support. Screencaptures have been added as well. Then, there seem to be a ton of press junkets and interviews right now in New York for the upcoming media coverage on “Into the Woods. Pictures from the November 23 press junket for the film have been added. Much more, including video clips from the various press junkets as well as news coverage will be added tomorrow. Enjoy the new additions.



Image Library – Public Appearances – 2014 – Presidential Medal of Freedom
Image Library – Public Appearances – 2014 – Presidential Medal of Freedom – Screencaptures
Image Library – Public Appearances – 2014 – “Into the Woods” Press Junket (New York)

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Uma Thurman will emcee the 2014 Gotham Awards, it was announced Tuesday. The Oscar-nominated actress is just one of several stars set to appear at the independent film awards in New York on Dec. 1, traditionally seen as the start of Oscar season. Other stars set to take the stage next Monday, as presenters, include Patricia Arquette, Will Arnett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Heather Graham, Ethan Hawke, Scarlett Johansson, Catherine Keener, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Amy Schumer, Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, Marisa Tomei and Miles Teller. The 2014 Gotham Awards, set to take place at Cipriani Wall Street, will honor actress Tilda Swinton, Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller and Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos with previously announced tributes. The awards show is not televised, but check back for pictures from the ceremony. Many thanks to Frank for the heads-up.

Today, Meryl Streep was among those receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S. President Barack Obama presented the recipients with the medals today in a White House ceremony. Five people received the honor posthumously. “We’ve got some extraordinary public servants on this stage,” Obama said before presenting the medals. “We also give thanks to innovators who change our world.” The president annually awards Medals of Freedom to people who have made contributions to society including in the areas of security, peace and culture. Of Meryl, President Obama said, “I love Meryl Streep. Her husband knows I love her. Michelle knows I love her. There’s nothing they can do about it.” A first batch of pictures from the ceremony can be found in the image library.

President Barack Obama named 19 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients Monday. NBC News’ Tom Brokaw, Meryl Streep and Stevie Wonder were among those named to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor. Obama said in a statement, “I look forward to presenting these nineteen bold, inspiring Americans with our Nation’s highest civilian honor. From activists who fought for change to artists who explored the furthest reaches of our imagination; from scientists who kept America on the cutting edge to public servants who help write new chapters in our American story, these citizens have made extraordinary contributions to our country and the world.” The White House awards ceremony is Nov. 24. This year’s full list of Medal of Freedom recipients: Alvin Ailey, Isabel Allende, Tom Brokaw, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, Mildred Dresselhaus, Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, Ethel Kennedy, Suzan Harjo, Abner Mikva of Illinois, Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink of Hawaii, Rep. Edward Roybal of California, Charles Sifford, Robert Solow, Stephen Sondheim, Meryl Streep, Marlo Thomas and Stevie Wonder. Many thanks to Glenn and Frank for the heads-up.

This morning, Meryl Streep has a nomination for the 2014 People’s Choice Award as Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress. She shares the category with Chloe Grace Moretz, Emma Stone, Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley. You can vote for the winner right at the People’s Choice official website. Allison Janney and Anna Faris will host the live awards show from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Meryl Streep has a long history with the People’s Choice Awards, winning a total eight Favorite Motion Picture Actress awards in 1984, 1985, 1986 (twice alongside World Favorite Actress), 1987, 1989 and 1990, again for Favorite Actress and World Favorite Actress. Her latest nomination came last year for her performance in “Hope Springs”. Thanks to Glenn for the heads-up.

According to Awardsdaily, Meryl Streep will be run in Supporting, not lead, while Emily Blunt will be the lead actress contender for Into the Woods, a rep from Disney confirmed. In this case, both Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick will be in supporting for Into the Woods, which could also be in line for a SAG ensemble nod given the talent involved. The complete article can be read over at Awardsdaily.

Update: A video esxcerpt of Meryl’s speech, as well as additional pictures have been added. Yesterday, Jane Fonda was honored as the 42nd recipient of the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award by a star-studded crowd that included Michael Douglas, Sally Field and Meryl Streep. Accepting the American Film Institute’s 42nd Life Achievement Award, Jane Fonda exclaimed, “I’m so happy to add another woman’s name to the list.” Pictures from the ceremony have been added to the image library, with additional information below.


Fonda also offered a bit of advice for the roomful of Hollywood celebrities gathered at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood Thursday night: “Ask questions, stay curious,” she exhorted them. “It’s much more important to be interested than to be interesting.” In recounting both Fonda’s career as well as her very protean life, those who gathered to pay her tribute – especially a blue-ribbon acting sorority led by Meryl Streep, Sally Field, Lily Tomlin and Sandra Bullock – certainly made the case that Fonda had been plenty interesting herself. Streep, who made her film debut in a supporting role opposite Fonda in 1977’s Julia, offered one of the evening’s most memorable descriptions, when she recalled her initial impression of the older actress: “She had an almost feral alertness, like this bright blue attentiveness to everything around her.” And she thanked Fonda for showing her the ropes.

Additional pictures from the 14th Annual Monte Christo Award have been added to the image library.

Appearances – 2014 – Last Uploads – 14th Annual Monte Cristo Award – Arrivals(April 21, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – Last Uploads – 14th Annual Monte Cristo Award – Ceremony (April 21, 2014)