Congratulations to Meryl Streep for winning her career’s 15th Oscar nomination. She was nominated as Best Actress for “Doubt”, alongside fellow nominees Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Maried), Angelina Jolie (Changeling), Melissa Leo (Frozen River) and Kate Winslet (The Reader). Philip Seymour Hoffman received a Best Supporting Actor nomination while Viola Davis and Amy Adams were nominated for their supporting performances in “Doubt”. The film received a fifth nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. The Oscars will be presented on February 22 from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre. The broadcast will air on ABC. Hugh Jackman is scheduled to host. A full list of nominations can be found on Oscar.com.
Meryl has been nominated as Best Actress for “Doubt” for a BAFTA Award. She shares this category with Angelina Jolie (Changeling), Kristin Scott Thomas (I’ve Loved You So Long) and Kate Winslet being double nominated (Revelutionary Road and The Reader). Congratulations also to Philip Seymor Hoffman for nabbing a Best Supporting Actor nomination and Amy Adams for receiving a Best Supporting Actress nod. “Mamma Mia” was able to score some nominations as well in the categories of Best Music (Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus) and Outstanding British Film. Producer Judy Cramer is nominated for the Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer for their First Feature Film. The BAFTA Awards will be handed out on February 08, 2009.
Meryl has won yet another Best Actress award for “Doubt”, this time a Critics Choice Award. The voting for Best Actress resulted in a tie between Meryl and Anne Hathaway for “Rachel Getting Married”. While Anne Hathaway was present to accept her award, Meryl was not. Her award was accepted by “Doubt” co-star Viola Davis on her behalf.
Meryl Streep has won a People’s Choice Award at yesterday’s ceremony, not for her acting skills but for her singing talents. She won in the category Favorite Song from a Soundtrack for Mamma Mia (from “Mamma Mia” ;-). Meryl did not attend the ceremony herself. Regarding her acting accolades, she has been also recently named Best Actress for “Doubt” by the Kansas City Film Critics Association.
Consumers said “Gimme Gimme Gimme” to Mamma Mia! The Movie, the most successful film musical of all time worldwide, as first day domestic DVD and Blu-ray™ consumer spend totaled over $30 million. Universal Studios Home Entertainment sold over 2.25 million units of the Golden Globe® -nominated blockbuster on December 16, 2008. An unprecedented worldwide box office phenomenon, Mamma Mia! The Movie has already been proclaimed the fastest selling DVD of all time in the U.K. after first-day sales reached 1.6 million units, surpassing the previous decade-long record holder Titanic on November 24, 2008 by over a half-million units, or 50 percent of total sales.
Congratulations to Meryl for receiving a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination as Best Actress for “Doubt” – and a second nod as part of the ensemble in the Best Ensemble category. All four members of the “Doubt” cast have received individual nominations, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Best Supporting Actor and Amy Adams and Viola Davis as Best Supporting Actresses, making “Doubt” the leading picture with 5 nominations! The SAG Awards will be handed out during a live broadcast on January 25, 2009.
According to Variety, Meryl Streep is purring over “Dewey,” a fact-based film about a stray cat’s impact on the town of Spencer, Iowa. The project has landed at New Line Cinema. Streep is attached to star in the adaptation of the Vicki Myron book “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World.” Pamela Gray will pen the script. Streep intends to play the author, who works at the library and observed the impact that a kitten had on the townsfolk once it became the library mascot after wandering in through the after-hours book return slot on a cold night.Temple Hill Entertainment partners Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are setting the film at New Line, where the duo have a first-look deal. Bowen and Godfrey will produce, and IPG’s Jerry Kalajian and Temple Hill’s Pete Harris will be involved in producing capacities.
The film has made £66,995,224 in the UK, beating Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Casino Royale moves down a place to number three with the top 10 completed by other Harry films, The Full Monty, Bridget Jones’ Diary and Love Actually. Worldwide, the film is already one of the most profitable movies ever, recently crossing the $500m box office mark. The film, based on the 1975 ABBA hit song and the musical stage play, stars Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan. Universal Pictures International president David Kosse told The Hollywood Reporter: “Since its release in July we’ve seen people around the world coming back to see the film again and again.” Last month it was reported that the financial crisis had resulted in the best summer cinema attendance in almost 40 years. Mamma Mia! was widely credited with helping make it the best for British cinema admissions since 1972. “Mamma Mia! has really tapped into the public’s desire for feelgood escapism. An absolute phenomenon.”