It’s been a good day for “August: Osage County” at this year’s Capri, Hollywood Film Festival. The drama took home four prizes, organizers announced Wednesday, including the festival’s central film of the year honor. Meryl Streep, who did not come to the festival, won the prize for best actress, while the film’s all-star cast – which includes Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor and Chris Cooper – won the festival’s best acting ensemble honor. Earlier in the festival, Cooper was on hand to receive the festival’s lifetime achievement prize. The next award stands in line as the Palm Springs International Film Festival honors Meryl Streep on Saturday. Thanks to Frank for the heads-up.

In this article by Phaidon on a soon-to-be-released book “Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor” (read more about the book here soon), some wonderful new on-set pictures from Meryl’s early films, including “The Deer Hunter”, “Kramer vs. Kramer”, “Sophie’s Choice” and “Silkwood” have been posted. To learn more about the book, please visit Phaidon’s article.

Welcome to 2014 – and to Simply Streep’s new layout. The previous look has been online since 2011 and has become so familiar with the site that I didn’t want to change it much. So here’s a rather light, improved version of Simply Streep, just in time for January’s busy awards schedule (starting this Saturday with the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s honor for Meryl). I hope you all enjoy the new look. Something new has been added as well – a search function which browsing surfing this site a lot easier. It can be found on the sidebar, alongside an updated calendar for the coming weeks. Additionally to the new layout, four new production stills from “August: Osage County” have been added as well.

2013 comes to an end (as fast as it has started), so annually a Year in Review has been compiled with all the essential highlights of the year. If you think it has been a quiet year, you may be surprised by the workload it has brought to Meryl. Click the image below to launch it. Additionally, over 80 additional pictures from the “August: Osage County” Los Angeles premiere have been added with many thanks to my friend Lindsey.

This is the last update of 2013, so I’m wishing a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the visitors of Simply Streep. Spend a good time with your family and beloved ones and see you all again in 2013. As a last word, in case you have missed the Christmas Calendar hosted on Tumblr, be sure to revive all the specials posted over this month. Read full story »

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)

Over 200 additional pictures from the Los Angeles premiere of “August: Osage County” have been added to the image library. Also, lots of additional pictures from last month’s press conference in London have been added as well. Enjoy the new additions.



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.

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.