Last night Meryl received the "favorite movie icon" award from the People's Choice Awards. This is like her thousandth 'People's" award. I don't make a big deal about these, but it's a nice recognition and good to see so many fans out there who enjoy Meryl! Oh, and the Oscar nominations came out this morning. No surprise nomination for Meryl unfortunately. The full list is here, but the women nominated in lead are:
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
Quevenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
Well, I was four-for-five. I'm glad Riva ended up getting in. If you look at my post from yesterday, I didn't predict Wallis, but that's kind of cool that she got in too. Both the oldest and youngest lead actress nominees in history in the same year, one in a foreign language film, one African American...not too shabs.
Yesterday I retweeted a tweet from Sasha Stone over at Awards Daily saying that "57% of those polled thought that Meryl should've been a top five finalist for her role in Hope Springs." I'm not exactly sure who "those" are, but it may have been something she read about Academy voters, or perhaps it was people on her own site. Regardless, I'm part of the 57%. Meryl was fantastic as Kay Soames, and if she hadn't been nominated or won last year I think there's a good chance we'd see her nominated this year. But again, I'm more looking forward to next year where she'll likely be on the top of many people's list for a nomination for her role as Violet Weston in August: Osage County. Yesterday I came across the first official 2014 predictions from a site called Film.com. No surprise, they have Meryl in their top five.