Yesterday, Meryl Streep was among the celebrities to attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ 7th Annual Governors Awards. Streep and Jane introduced the segment saluting Debbie Reynolds, with 25-plus charities benefitting from her philanthropy. The presented made particular note of the Thalians, which Reynolds has been spearheading in its work on mental health issues since the 1950s. They also pointed out her decades-long work at preserving Hollywood heritage, including her rescue of 3,500 movie costumes. Reynolds was unable to accept her Hersholt Humanitarian Award in person, so her granddaughter Billie Lourd made a brief and charming acceptance speech in her place. And an audio was played of Reynolds, sounding deeply moved in thanking the Academy board of governors for the honor. Pictures from the ceremony have been added to the photo gallery, alongside pictures from the “Song of Lahore” screening earlier this month, which I have added, but forgot to mention :-)
And on we go with the second batch of magazine scans, including the “controversial” Time Out London cover and a recent cover on Woman and Home. All scans were submitted by my friend Alvaro. As a frequent visitor, you have probably read his name in every magazines update. This is because he has been contributing recent and rare material to Simply Streep for the past 10 years. The site wouldn’t be nowhere near as complete as it is today, and I couldn’t be more thankful. So cheers to Alvaro, and enjoy all the new scans!
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Woman and Home (United Kingdom, November 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Sight and Sound (United Kingdom, November 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Vogue Magazine (United Kingdom, November 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – The Independent (United Kingdom, October 08, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – The Guardian (United Kingdom, October 08, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – The Times (United Kingdom, October 08, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Interview (Czech Republic, October 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Femme Maiuscule (France, Sep-Oct 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Time Out London (United Kingdom, September 29, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Stylist (United Kingdom, September 23, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Cinemania (Spain, September 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Fotogramas (Spain, September 2015)
Today, over 20 new magazines have been added to the photo gallery, coming from all over the world (Sweden, Czech Republic, Poland, Brasil, Spain, among others) and covering the international releases of “Ricki and the Flash” and “Suffragette”. For a better overview, the magazines update is split into two, so check the next update for more. I’d like to thank Marcela, Barbara and Tereza for their generous contributions of the Czech and Polish scans. Very appreciated.
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Rolling Stone (Brasil, September 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – TV Star (Czech Republic, September 29, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Gala (Poland, September 28, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Veja SP (Brasil, September 09, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Quem Acontece (Brasil, September 04, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Folha de SP (Brasil, September 03, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Que Fem (Catalunya, August 29, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – El Periodico (Spain, August 28, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Imagenes de Actualidad (Spain, July 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Skons Magazine (Sweden, March 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Quien La Vanguardia (Spain, February 07, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – People Special Anniversary (USA, January 2015)
Yesterday, Meryl attended the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Honoring of Christine Baranski. The evening featured appearances by Baranski’s friends and colleagues including her Good Wife costar Alan Cumming, Streep and Cherry Jones (who originated the role of Sister Aloysius in the Broadway production of “Doubt”) and many more. Pictures have been added to the photo gallery.
Meryl Streep has received a nomination as Favorite Movie Actress at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards. She shares the category with Anne Hathaway, Melissa McCarthy, Sandra Bullock and Scarlett Johansson. This is Meryl’s 37th – yes, that’s right – nomination for the People’s Choice Award and has received ten awards, including a clean streak of winning Favorite Motion Picture Actress each year between 1984 and 1990, which is also the last time she has attended the ceremony. For a trip down the memory lane, have a look at her appearences in 1986 and 1990. The 2016 People’s Choice Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on CBS.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elaine May will direct an American Masters documentary in tribute of her former comedy partner Mike Nichols to launch the 30th anniversary of the series on PBS. The documentary will feature A-list commentary from celebrities including Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Alec Baldwin, Paul Simon, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane and more. Julian Schlossberg conducted the celebrity interviews for the documentary which includes an exclusive interview with Nichols before he died on Nov. 19, 2014. “American Masters: Mike Nichols” will premiere Jan. 29, 2016 on PBS.
It may have been called the British Academy Britannia Awards, but Friday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel the show had a very American accent for its top awards which went to yanks Meryl Streep, Harrison Ford and Amy Schumer. Pictures from the ceremony have been added to the photo gallery with more information on the show and Meryl’s speech below the previews.
The show opened with the presentation of the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award For Excellence In Film to Meryl Streep. Perhaps aware she is currently playing a major historical British feminist in her Suffragette cameo Streep wasted no time in wryly noting the divide in the gender of past winners. “I am honored to receive this award given to a distinguished group of men and women…. Oh wait, men and men,” she said of the honor and irony of being the first woman to receive it. There was much made of the fact she has received many, many awards including this one, “the first she has gotten in five or six hours” as someone said. It is entirely appropiate as she has played many British roles and even won her third Oscar as one of the most famous Brits of all, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. She also humbly acknowledged a long list of directors with whom she has worked. One of her most recent helmers, Stephen Frears presented the award for which Streep thanked the British Government for giving her ten work permits to make ten movies. “I started my career 40 years ago and if Stephen Frears does a good job with our new movie, it will not have ended,” she joked.
Academy Award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary, “Song of Lahore”, is gearing up for a star-studded opening in the US. According to a press release, the documentary’s New York and LA premieres will be hosted by Meryl Streep. Song of Lahore is set to release in the US this November with premieres in New York City on the 3rd of November, in San Francisco on the 6th and West Hollywood in Los Angeles on the 9th. The documentary is based on the acclaimed Sachal Studios and their journey to New York, made in collaboration with Andy Schocken. It focuses on the music community of Lahore, which until the late 1970s, was world-renowned for its music and talent. In 2004, Izzat Majeed founded Sachal Studios to create a space for traditional music in a nation that had rejected its musical roots. After convincing a number of master musicians to pick up their instruments again, they quietly released some classical and folk albums, but an experimental album fusing jazz and South Asian instruments brought Sachal Studios worldwide acclaim. Many thanks to Frank and Marci for the heads-up.