Monday, December 19, 2011

Meryl recognized by Southeastern Film Critics Association

Another accolade for Miss Meryl in this awards season. Overall this is her third award for Best Actress this year. Today she was also the runner-up (tied with Michelle Williams) for the St. Louis Film Critics. They chose Rooney Mara for The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo. Williams has sort of been cleaning up lately. Despite her critics recognitions, she continues to be third in the prediction chart on gold derby, behind Viola Davis and Meryl. The love has been rather spread out, but at this stage, I think we can pretty safely bet on Streep, Davis, Williams and Tilda Swinton to be Oscar nominees. Some may think I'm going out on a limb with Swinton, but I'd honestly be more surprised if she weren't nominated over Glenn Close or Charlize Theron, for example. We still don't get those nominations revealed for several weeks. And still almost four weeks before I'll be able to see The Iron Lady. Maybe it'll never happen. I'm just being sour because I'm sick of waiting. My friend Brendan (who has some acting connections) teased me this weekend that he knew of a website I could visit to get a link to an advanced screening. I'm not holding my breath.

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