Monday, March 25, 2013

Streep tops early Gold Derby predictions, set to attend Women in the World Summit

I happened to check out Gold Derby today to see if they had super early Oscar odds listed yet, and lo and behold, they're on it.  Not surprisingly, Meryl is the odds-on favorite to nab the lead actress Oscar for her portrayal as Violet Weston in August: Osage County.  Combining the few editors who have weighed in thus far with users' predictions, Meryl leads with 21/10 odds, followed by Naomi Watts, who will star in the biopic Diana (yikes) at 10/3 odds.  The full list can be seen here.

In non-film news for a change, Meryl will again be attending the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center next week.  She will be co-hosting the event which is meant to "illuminate global issues through the voices of leaders, activists, artists, and pioneers who are confronting the most urgent challenges faced by women and girls around the world."  Yet more do-gooding by our girl.  Love it.  Future president Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey (who personally selected our current president) will also be participating.

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