The 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival is honoring three-time Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep with its Icon Award. The actress, who won her Academy Awards for 1989’s “Kramer Vs. Kramer,” 1982’s “Sophie’s Choice” and 2011’s “The Iron Lady,” will receive the festival’s honor at its awards gala Jan. 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Streep has already received lead actress nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for her performance as matriarch of a dysfunctional family in “August: Osage County,” which opens Dec. 27. “We’re overjoyed to recognize Meryl Streep for yet another Oscar-worthy performance in ‘August: Osage County,” festival chairman Harold Matzner said in a statement. Streep joins previously announced Palm Springs honorees Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey, Steve McQueen, Thomas Newman, Lupita Nyong’o, Julia Roberts and the cast of “American Hustle.” Additionally, Meryl has been named Best Actress by the Nevada Film Critics Society for “August: Osage County”. Many thanks to Frank and Snafu for the heads-up.

The Giffoni Film Fest will honor award-winning actress Meryl Streep at its 44th festival, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The festival will be held July 18-27, 2014. Based in the village of Giffoni Valle Piana, it is Europe’s oldest and largest event focused on young movie and music lovers. The festival’s lineup is typically unveiled in June, but artistic director Claudio Gubitosi released a few of the anticipated highlights in advance. Streep, who previously attended the festival in 2001, will be honored with the Giffoni Fellowship Award. The 2014 festival, which will use the theme “Be Different” and will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Charlie Chaplin; it will also feature a marathon of Marvel-related productions, including a special night of superheroes.

And here are a couple more nominations from various critics awards. First and most recent, she has received a Best Actress nomination by the Critics Choice Awards – alongside Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine, Sandra Bullock for Gravity, Judi Dench for Philomena, Brie Larson for Short Term 12 and Emma Thompson for Saving Mr. Banks. Then, Meryl has been nominated by the Chicago Film Critics Association, alongside Blanchett, Bullock, Adele Exarchopoulos for Blue is the Warmest Color and Larson. They will announce the winner tonight. The Houston Film Critics have nominated her alongside Bullock, Dench, Larson and Thompson – this has been won already by Bullock. And the San Fransisco Film Critics have nominated Meryl alonside Blanchett, Bullock, Dench, Exarchopoulos and Larson. Their awards will be announced later.

Meryl Streep has received a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for “August: Osage County”. The competition differs to the SAG Awards (since they don’t split categories into Drama or Comedy). Nominated alongside Meryl are Amy Adams (American Hustle), Julie Delpy (Before Midnight), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Enough Said). Julia Roberts has received a nomination as Best Supporting Actress. This is Meryl Streep’s 28th nomination for a Golden Globe and the ninth in the comedy category. The 71st Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 12 in Beverly Hills.

Congratulations to Meryl Streep for receiving 2 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations – once as Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, and alongside the “August: Osage County” cast as Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Meryl shares the Best Actress category with Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena) and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks). Congratulations also to Julia Roberts for scoring a Best Supporting Actress nomination. Results will be tallied and sealed until the envelopes are opened by the presenters at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on Jan. 18, 2014.

These days, most of the American critics circles announce their nominations and/or winners for the 2013 movie season. Meryl has scored three more nominations as Best Actress for “August: Osage County”. The Detroit Film Critics Society has nominated her alongside Amy Adams (American Hustle), Julie Delpy (Before Midnight), Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) and Brie Larson (Short Term 12). The St. Louis Film Critics have nominated Meryl alongside Adams, Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena) and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks). And the Phoenix Film Critics Society lists Meryl as a Best Actress nominee among Blanchett, Bullock, Dench and Thompson. Detroit and Phoenix have further nominated Julia Roberts as Best Supporting Actress and the cast in the ensemble category, with the latter nominating the Best Adapted Screenplay as well. The winners for all three awards will be announced between December 13-17, so any updates will be posted here. Many thanks to Frank for the heads-up.

The 2014 awards season is in full swing with the critics circles starting to announce their winners (or nominations first). The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association has nominated Meryl as Best Actress for “August: Osage County”, alongside Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena) and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks). “August” has also received a nomination for Best Acting Ensemble. They will announce their winners on December 09. Then, the Satellite Awards have nominated Meryl as well. Thanks to Frank and Alvaro for the heads-up.

The Actors Hall of Fame Foundation today announced that 15 international award winning actors will be inducted into The Actors Hall of Fame on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2pm in Culver City. The 2014 Inductees are: Julie Andrews, Robert DeNiro, Judi Dench, Robert Duvall, Kirk Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Olivia de Havilland, Hal Holbrook, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, William H. Macy, Maggie Smith and Meryl Streep. A special performance by The Hobart Shakespeareans, a class of 5th graders from Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles, under the guidance of their National Medal of Arts winning teacher, Ralph Esquith will be one the highlights of the Induction celebration. For more information and tickets, please visit their official website.