Great news from the talkshows circuit. Tonight, Meryl will be a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live (11:35/10:35c on ABC) to talk about “August: Osage County” and on Monday, she’ll be attending the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Tomorrow will be a busy day as well – the Academy Award nominations are announced and the Critics Choice Movie Awards take place. So, check back for more updates tomorrow.
First of all, a couple of additional pictures and screencaptures from the Golden Globes have been added. Then today, Meryl and the cast of “August: Osage County” has attended a Q&A at the SAG Foundation. The cast has received a SAG nomination as Outsanding Ensemble. Pictures from the Q&A have been added to the gallery. The video will be added as soon as it becomes available.
|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.|
With the awards season being in full swing and the wide theatrical release of “August: Osage County”, new magazine scans from the United States and the United Kingdom have been added to the image library, alongside last year’s Fall Movie Preview by Entertainment Weekly. Many thanks to Alvaro for sending them in, very appreciated! Enjoy reading.
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Total Film (UK, February 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – ES Magazine (UK, January 14 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – US Magazine (USA, January 13 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Entertainment Weekly (USA, January 10 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2013 – Entertainment Weekly (USA, November 15 2013)
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 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.
Yesterday, Meryl has attended the National Boards of Review Awards Gala in New York. Pictures from the ceremony have been added to the image library, with additional information below.
As Variety reports, this year’s National Board of Review dinner will forever be remembered for its nine-minute tour-de-force speech from Meryl Streep. Streep, for once, wasn’t invited to accept an award. Instead, she was there to honor Emma Thompson for her portrait as “Mary Poppins” creator P.L. Travers in Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks.” There was plenty of effusive Thompson praising in the speech — with phrases like “she’s practically a saint” and “she’s a beautiful artist” — and it ended with a poem that Streep had written for her friend titled “An Ode to Emma, Or What Emma is Owed.” But Streep also made a point of blasting Walt Disney for his sexist and anti-Semitic stances. The edgy riff offered a different perspective on Disney from the sugarcoated hero played by Tom Hanks in “Saving Mr. Banks.” Streep was once rumored to be in the running for the role of P.L. Travers, although her remarks suggest why she might not have pursued the project. “Some of his associates reported that Walt Disney didn’t really like women,” Streep said, quoting esteemed animator Ward Kimball on his old boss: “He didn’t trust women or cats.” Streep talked about how Disney “supported an anti-Semitic industry lobbying group” and called him a “gender bigot.” She read a letter that his company wrote in 1938 to an aspiring female animator. It included the line, “Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that task is performed entirely by young men.”