Meryl Streep will present at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today. Streep joins a stellar list of previously announced Oscar presenters, including Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Michael Douglas, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Zach Galifianakis, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph, Emma Stone and Kristen Wiig. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, from the Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
It has taken quite some time, but finally here are all video clips from the Berlin International Film Festival. First, the press conference (the video clip is a summary, the full 45-minutes press conference has been added to the audio archive). Also added is a compilation of German television reports on Meryl’s appearance, including interviews. Then, the premiere of “The Iron Lady” and the Honorary Golden Bear presentation, featuring Jake Gyllenhaal’s very funny introduction and Meryl’s even funnier speech. Enjoy the new videos!
Hundreds of additional pictures from the BAFTA Awards have been added to the image library. Simply click the previews below to launch each gallery. Also, a backstage interview with Meryl after winning Best Actress has been added to the video archive.
Congratulations to Meryl Streep for winning the BAFTA for “The Iron Lady”. Watch her speech by clicking below.
This is Meryl’s second British Academy Award. She previously won in 1982 – exactly 30 years ago – for “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”. “The Iron Lady” has also won a Bafta for Make Up & Hair – Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland, Marese Langan. About 200 pictures from the red carpet, the show, the press room and the after-party have been added to the image library.
After attending yesterday’s Oscar luncheon, Meryl was a guest at the AARP’s 11th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Gala in Beverly Hills, where she accepted the award for Best Grownup lovestory, shared with her “The Iron Lady” co-star Jim Broadbent. Pictures from the gala can be found in the image library.
According to Deadline Hollywood, Oscars host Billy Crystal, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Tom Hanks and many others will join Jimmy Kimmel Live: After The Academy Awards live on ABC from the El Capitan Theatre on Sunday February 26th. Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, Don Cheadle and Cold Play will also be on hand for the shenanigans that begin following the Oscarcast and local news.
Eighteen of the 20 nominees in the acting categories will be among more than 150 Oscar nominees who will gather at noon on Monday, February 6, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon. Additional confirmations are expected to come in over the weekend. From the Best Actress and Actor categories all the nominees – Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Rooney Mara, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Demián Bichir, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin, Gary Oldman and Brad Pitt – are expected to attend. Kenneth Branagh, Jonah Hill, Nick Nolte, Max von Sydow, Bérénice Bejo, Melissa McCarthy, Janet McTeer and Octavia Spencer will represent the Supporting Actor and Actress categories. Academy Awards® for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.