The Berlinale’s Silver Bear for the Best Actress of the year went surprisingly to three actress: Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep for “The Hours”. “Adaptation” also won the festival’s Silver Bear as Best Film.
This morning, Meryl received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for “Adaptation”. Other nominees in this category are Kathy Bates, Julianne Moore, Queen Latifah and Catherine Zeta-Jones. “The Hours” was nominated in 9 categories, inlcuding Best Picture. The Oscars will be handed out on March 23, 2003.
A studio mistake left Meryl Streep competing against herself for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, possibly costing her one if not two nominations. A Sony spokesman said a studio employee incorrectly submitted Streep’s name in the lead-actress category for “Adaptation”. The studio considers it a supporting-actress role and has been pushing Streep in that category for other film awards. The mistake May have split Streep’s votes between “Adaptation” and her other contending role for “The Hours,” which Paramount also had submitted in the lead-actress category.
Again, she was nominated for both “The Hours” and “Adadaptation”, this time for the British Academy Award.
Meryl Streep won the Golden Globe for her supporting role in “Adaptation”. “The Hours” was named Best Motion Picture / Drama and Nicole Kidman won the Best Actress Award for “The Hours”.
(Standing Ovation) Oh stop! Oh my God! I’ve just been nominated 789 times (laughter) and I was getting so settled over there for a long winter’s nap! (laughter). Oh God, oh I didn’t have anything prepared because it’s been like since the pleistocine era that I won anything (laughter). Oh goodness… Ok, mmhh… Yoga… I’m really so thrilled and so happy to have been able to work with this amazing group of youngsters over here… in “Adaptation”. The prediciousley talented Nic Cage, the graceful and so gifted Chris Cooper (applause). It’s because of them I’m here and of course Spike and Susan Orlean, that I apologize… you know for… the second half. And to Charlie Kaufmann, who tried very hard to adapt your book, Susan. And it’s such a beautiful job, it’s just an amazing film and I’m so glad. Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!
Charlie Kaufman, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper will be attending the “Charlie Rose Show” on December 23, 2002 to talk about their film.
For both “The Hours” and “Adpaptation”, Meryl was nominated for a Golden Globe in the leading and supporting actress categories. Below is a list with all nominations related to “The Hours” and “Adaptation”
The Hours (7 nominations)
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Best Actress – Drama … Nicole Kidman
Best Actress – Drama … Meryl Streep
Best Supporting Actor – Drama … Ed Harris
Best Director … Stephen Daldry
Best Screenplay … David Hare
Best Original Score … Phillip Glass
Adaptation (6 nominations)
Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical
Best Actor – Comedy … Nicolas Cage
Best Supporting Actress – Comedy … Meryl Streep
Best Supporting Actor – Comedy … Chris Cooper
Best Director … Spike Jonze
Best Screenplay … Charlie Kaufman, Donald Kaufman
The awards will be handed out on January 19, 2003
Meryl Streep received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for “Adaptation” together with Kathy Bates for “About Schmidt” and Catherine Zeta Jones for “Chicago”. “The Hours” received nods for Best Picture, Nicole Kidman, Best Actin Ensemble, “Adaptation” was mentioned with nods for Best Picture, Chris Cooper and Best Writing. Winners will be announced at the Critics’ Choice Awards gala on January 17, 2003
“The Hours” was named Best Movie of the Year by the National Board of Review, which also named Chris Cooper Best Supporting Actor for “Adaptation”. Julianne Moore was announced as Best Actress for “The Hours” (tying with her performance in “Far From Heaven”) by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, Chris Cooper also won.