Monday, January 14, 2013

Meryl misses Globes ceremony due to illness

Sadly, Meryl was too ill with the flu last night to participate in the Golden Globes ceremony.  She was due to present Best Actor in a Drama and was of course herself up for Actress in a Musical/Comedy for Hope Springs.

As expected, Jennifer Lawrence took home the award in Meryl's category for her turn in Silver Linings Playbook



There was an absolute feeding frenzy of anger among some Streepers on Twitter and around the web after her comment about Meryl.  Had they known she was quoting Bette Midler in The First Wives Club, it would've saved a bit of awkward embarrassment.  Those who made nasty comments about Lawrence should seriously check themselves.   I picture Meryl being absolutely abhorred by such thoughtless and hateful commentary.  We already know that Lawrence loves Meryl.  How quickly we forget a recent article in which Lawrence makes known her adoration, saying:  "One time someone was introducing me to Bill Maher, and I saw Meryl Streep walk into the room, and I literally put my hand right in Bill Maher's face and said, ‘Not now, Bill!,' and I just stared at Meryl Streep."

As far as full results from last night, they can be seen here.  I did particularly well in the acting categories, with the exception of Cristoph Waltz winning for Django Unchained.  I predicted Tommy Lee Jones to take it for Lincoln, but I was pleasantly surprised by Waltz's win, as I saw it as the superior performance.  Possibly a bit if category fraud, but that's not his fault.

Meryl is not up for any more awards the remainder of this season, so fingers crossed that she agrees to present Best Actor at the Oscars next month. As I've said before, I just want to see her and Daniel Day-Lewis on the same stage.

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