Yesterday, Meryl Streep attended Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote “August: Osage County”. As a change to the recent ones, this is a rather lenghty and informative interview. Besides “August” and living in a condo with her co-stars while filming, they talk about Paul McCartney’s “Queenie Eye” music video, Meryl’s visit to the Beatles concert in the 1960s.
The full interview can be watched in the video archive. HD screencaptures have been added to the gallery. In other news, Meryl has been announced among the presenters for Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, so we’ll see her on stage, winning or not. Also, expect more updates after tonight’s Critics Choice Awards. Edit: Many thanks to Claudia for sending in some fantastic pictures from the taping of the show.
The good news first: Meryl did attend last night’s Golden Globe Awards. But since she has skipped the red carpet and the Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical award went to Amy Adams (congratulations on finally winning), there has been little of Meryl during the ceremony. Julia Roberts lost to Amy’s fellow “American Hustle” colleague Jennifer Lawrence in the Best Supporting Actress category. But hey, there’s still some things from the ceremony. The video of her segment can be found in the video archive.
Last year, I’ve posted a selection of Golden Globe clips of Meryl winning – in anticipation of the 2013 awards. The result? Meryl was a no-show. So this year is in reverse, with a spotlight on the years that Meryl was nominated but didn’t attend. In case you have ever wondered why there are no pictures or videos of Meryl at the Golden Globes in the early years, it’s because she never attended them. Although winning three times in the 1980s for “Kramer vs. Kramer”, “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” and “Sophie’s Choice”, it took Meryl until 1989 to attend the ceremony, when she was nominated for “A Cry in the Dark”. The category resulted in a three-way tie for Jodie Foster, Sigourney Weaver and Shirley MacLaine, so call it a warm welcome for Meryl. It took her another ten years for a second apperance in 1999. At least, she has been a steady visitor ever since.
Although this compilation of clips doesn’t feature Meryl in person, it’s a fast-paced ride through the 1980s and 1990s film history, lots of great performances – maybe it reminds you of the one film you wanted to rewatch in years. Let’s have our fingers crossed that there will be yet another appearance by Meryl on tomorrow’s Golden Globes.
In case you have missed the last updates – lots of additional pictures from the Palms Springs International Film Festival have been added to the gallery – inlcuding screencaptures – so click on the previews below to launch all last added pictures. Also, a good quality video of Meryl’s full speech has been added to the video archive.
Yesterday, Meryl received the Icon Award at the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. “I feel like I’m an example now in my dotage that you can’t put those old gals out to pasture – we’ve got a lot to say,” the August: Osage County actress quipped. Streep’s co-star from August: Osage County Julia Roberts was also honoured, collecting the Spotlight Award as well as presenting a gong to her friend Tom Hanks, who took home the Chairman’s Award. Over 140 pictures from the arrivals, the ceremony and the press room have been added to the image library. Edit: Additional pictures from the arrivals and ceremony are up, with many thanks to my friend Lindsey.
A video clip of Meryl accepting the award, which was presented by fellow “August: Osage County” co-star Margo Martindale, has been added to the video archive as well. Unfortunately the end of the video is cut off, but you get plenty of funny lines in the acceptance speech nevertheless. As she told the crowd, to much laughter, “I don’t feel like an icon. Most of the days I feel like “I can’t”. That’s with an “a”.
Entertainment Tonight has given us the greatest Christmas gift ever! They’ve digged out some old interviews with Meryl Streep over the years, starting in 1983 with bits from the Academy Awards and the “Silkwood” premiere”, more Oscar interviews from 1984 and 1986, plus interviews to promote “A Cry in the Dark” and “Postcards from the Edge”. Click the previews below to watch each segment. Captures have been added to the gallery as well (list below). Thanks to whoever got the idea for this at ET!
TV Appearances – 1990 – Entertainment Tonight (September 10, 1990)
TV Appearances – 1988 – Entertainment Tonight (October 18, 1988)
TV Appearances – 1983 – Entertainment Tonight (December 12, 1983)
Appearances – 1986 – Academy Awards (Screencaptures)
Appearances – 1984 – Academy Awards (Screencaptures)
Appearances – 1983 – Academy Awards (Screencaptures)
This morning, Meryl was interviewed on GMA. The segment is rather brief (I wonder why these things become sooo short, where did the in-depth interviews go…), anyway, they dished about the film, Oscar appearances and holiday plans. The interview can be watched in the video archive, screencaptures have been added to the image library.
This morning, Meryl has attended “The View” to talk about “August: Osage County”. She dished on the dynamics of an ensemble cast, her character’s wit, and what friend’s remark made her accept the part of Violet Weston. The full interview can be watched in the video archive. Screencaptures have been added to the image library. Don’t miss Meryl on tomorrow’s Good Morning America.
Videos from the Los Angeles premiere and press conference of “August: Osage County” have been added to the video archive. There’s coverage from E! and Entertainment Tonight with cast interviews, as well as a compilation of various reports on the premiere. On the same day, a press conference was held with Meryl, Margo Martindale and Abigail Breslin. Enjoy the new clips.