Simply Streep is your premiere source on Meryl Streep's work on film, television and in the theatre - a career that has won her three Academy Awards and the praise to be one of the world's greatest working actresses. Created in 1999, we have built an extensive collection to discover Miss Streep's work through an archive of press articles, photos and video clips. Enjoy your stay.
Explore the Meryl Streep archives
Discover Meryl's work by year, medium or start a search
In the photo gallery, four films have been updated from the previous DVD resolution to wonderful high definition Blu-Ray screencaptures. Updates include “The House of the Spirits”, “The Bridges of Madison County”, “The Hours” and “Dark Matter”. Enjoy.
It wasn’t really a surprise when Catherine Zeta-Jones was announced in the Best Supporting Actress category for which Meryl has won her 13th nomination for “Adaptation”. Later in the show, she presented the Lifetime Achivement Award to Peter O’Toole. Nicole Kidman won the trophy for “The Hours”, so did Chris Cooper for “Adaptation”.
Altough she lost to Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Best Supporting Actress category, Meryl Streep entered the stage at the British Academy Awards for giving perhaps the evening’s best moment – Streep read aloud Kaufman’s “faxed” acceptance speech, which was as funny as Adaptation and even funnier read by Streep. Kaufman won for Best Adapted Screenplay, Nicole Kidman was named Best Actress for “The Hours”.
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.
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.
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!
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
“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.