Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Meryl in hunt for 2013 Oscars

There are a few things I want to cover in this post.   I decided to throw in Julie & Julia while I type, mostly because it reminds me of summer and it's felt very summery lately.  The only problem is that the movie also makes me very hungry, so although I've already stuffed myself with a delicious meal of Cuban beans and Caribbean chicken, I'm likely going to start making a sandwich the moment I publish this post.  Good god they eat in every scene in this movie! Let's go!

As the title of this post suggests, I recently noticed on gold derby that the Oscarologists have already opined about whom they predict will win the Academy Award next year.  Of course I'm primarily interested in the Best Actress category as it pertains to Meryl, but what I was surprised to see is that they're putting her in contention at all.  She tends to be on everyone's radar early on, and certainly no one has yet seen Hope Springs, but they have her #6!  Practically, I think we can hope for a Golden Globe nomination at best.  And to be honest, I don't want any possibility of an "undeserved" Oscar nomination preventing her chances in 2014 for August: Osage County.  Full cast listing...anyone?  Anyway, here's the top ten from gold derby:

1) Laura Linney (Hyde Park on Hudson)
2) Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby)
3) Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone)
4) Helen Hunt (Six Sessions)
5) Keira Knightly (Anna Karenina)
6) Meryl Streep (Hope Springs)
7) Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
8) Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
9) Viola Davis (Won't Back Down)
10) Abbie Cornish (The Girl)

I'm pulling for Laura Linney, although there's a lot of talk about Helen Hunt.  In other news Meryl was honored at the 2012 Made in NY Awards for her contributions to the New York entertainment industry.   She joined Robert DeNiro,  Whoopi Goldberg and Kelly Ripa.   Tomorrow she presents Shirley MacLaine with the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award (which will be aired on TV Land on June 24).  Busy week for Meryl.  Ok I have to get some yummies!

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