Today, Meryl Streep and Margo Martindale have attended a screening and Q&A for “August: Osage County” at the DGA Theater. Pictures have been added to the gallery.


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”.

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)